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C 324/14 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 24.12.

2002

Communication from Ireland pursuant to Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of
the Council of 30 May 1994 on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the
prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons

(2002/C 324/08)
(Text with EEA relevance)

In accordance with Article 3(3) of the abovementioned 35/11; 35/12; 35/16; 35/17; 35/18(W); 35/21; 35/22;
Directive, the Minister for Communications, Marine and 35/23(W); 35/26; 35/27; 35/28;
Natural Resources hereby gives notice of a change in regard
43/3; 43/4; 43/5; 43/8; 43/9; 43/10; 43/12(N); 43/13(N);
to areas available for licensing from the previous notice
43/14(N); 43/15(N);
published in the Official Journal of the European Communities
C 356 of 22 November 1997, page 2. 44/1; 44/2; 44/3; 44/6; 44/7; 44/8; 44/11(N); 44/12(N);
44/13(N).
The Porcupine Basin is now available for granting any exclusive
hydrocarbon exploration authorisations. Tranche 3: (23 whole blocks)

Application Closing Dates: 15 March and 15 October, 2004


Hydrocarbon exploration frontier licensing initiative in
the Porcupine Basin 25/25; 25/30;
26/16; 26/17; 26/18; 26/19; 26/20; 26/21; 26/22; 26/23;
An area covering 241 blocks in the Porcupine Basin has been
26/24; 26/25; 26/26; 26/27; 26/28; 26/29; 26/30;
designated a frontier area and has been selected for inclusion in
a petroleum exploration licensing initiative. Licensing will be 27/16; 27/17; 27/21; 27/22; 27/26; 27/27.
by means of four tranches, which will be successively opened
for licence bids at near six-monthly intervals between 15 Tranche 4: (134 whole blocks; 11 half blocks).
March, 2003 and 15 October, 2004. Until 15 October,
2003, the first closing date of the first tranche, no exploration Application Closing Date: 15 October, 2004
licence or licensing option will be issued in respect of any of
the blocks in the round. 43/12(S); 43/13(S); 43/14(S); 44/15(S); 43/17; 43/18; 43/22;
43/23; 43/27; 43/30;
List of blocks (228 full blocks and 26 half blocks) 44/11(S); 44/12(S); 44/13(S); 44/14(S); 44/15(S); 44/16; 44/17;
44/19; 44/20; 44/21; 44/22; 44/25; 44/26; 44/27; 44/28;
Tranche 1: (39 whole blocks; 6 half blocks)
45/11(S); 45/12(S); 45/16; 45/17; 45/21; 45/22; 45/23; 45/24;
45/26; 45/27; 45/28; 45/29; 45/30;
Application Closing Dates: 15 March and 15 October, 2003,
15 March and 15 October, 2004 52/1; 52/2; 52/3; 52/4; 52/5; 52/6; 52/7; 52/8; 52/9; 52/10;
34/4; 34/5; 34/9; 34/10; 52/11; 52/12; 52/13; 52/14; 52/15; 52/16; 52/17; 52/18;
52/19; 52/20; 52/21; 52/22; 52/23; 52/24; 52/25; 52/26;
35/1; 35/2; 35/3; 35/4; 35/5; 35/6; 35/7; 35/8; 35/9; 35/10; 52/27; 52/28; 52/29; 52/30;
35/13; 35/14; 35/15; 35/18(E); 35/19; 35/20; 35/23(E); 35/24;
35/25; 35/29; 35/30; 53/1; 53/2; 53/3; 53/4; 53/5; 53/6; 53/7; 53/8; 53/9; 53/10;
53/11; 53/12; 53/13; 53/14; 53/15; 53/16; 53/17; 53/18;
36/1; 36/6; 36/11; 36/16; 36/21; 36/22; 36/26; 36/27; 53/19; 53/20; 53/21; 53/22; 53/23; 53/24; 53/25; 53/26;
44/4; 44/5; 44/9; 44/10; 44/14(N); 44/15(N); 53/27; 53/28; 53/29; 53/30;
45/1; 45/2; 45/6; 45/7; 45/11(N); 45/12(N). 54/1; 54/2; 54/3; 54/4; 54/5; 54/6; 54/7; 54/8; 54/9; 54/10;
54/11; 54/12; 54/13; 54/14; 54/15; 54/16; 54/17; 54/18;
Tranche 2: (32 whole blocks; nine half blocks) 54/19; 54/20; 54/21; 54/22; 54/23; 54/24; 54/26; 54/27;
54/28; 54/29;
Application Closing Dates: 15 October, 2003, 15 March and 60/2; 60/3; 60/4; 60/5; 60/8; 60/9; 60/10;
15 October, 2004
61/1; 61/2; 61/3; 61/4; 61/5; 61/6; 61/7; 61/8; 61/9; 61/10;
34/14; 34/15; 34/18; 34/19; 34/20; 34/23; 34/24; 34/25;
34/28; 34/29; 34/30; 62/1; 62/2.