Related Commentary  

556(1)  In this Chapter “licensed area”  means (subject to section 553(4) and (5))–

(a)in relation to a UK oil licence, the area to which the licence applies, and

(b)in relation to a foreign oil concession, the area in relation to which the right to search for or win oil is conferred or exercisable under the concession.

556(2)  In this Chapter “the relevant authority” , in relation to a UK oil licence means–

(a)in the case of a licence under Part I of the 1998 Act,—

(i)the Scottish Ministers, in relation to the Scottish onshore area, as defined in section 8A of that Act;

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