From Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will offer more flexible North Sea oil and gas licences in its next tender round, the head of Britain’s oil regulator said on Thursday, a bid to make exploration work in the mature basin more attractive to oil and gas companies.

“We will shortly be announcing a new, more flexible licensing regime,” Andy Samuel, chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority, said at the IP Week conference in London.

Exploration work in the North Sea has dropped to just a quarter of levels seen at peak time around the turn of the century as costs to look for and operate oil and gas fields in the British part of the North Sea have soared.

The new terms will allow oil and gas companies to better adapt their exploration schedules to their particular fields.

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