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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE ACT 2010 - SECT 37

Graticulation of Earth's surface and constitution of blocks

    (1)     For the purposes of this Act, the surface of the Earth is taken to be divided—

        (a)     by the meridian of Greenwich and by meridians that are at an angular distance from that meridian of 5 minutes, or a multiple of 5 minutes, of longitude; and

        (b)     by the equator and by parallels of latitude that are at an angular distance from the equator of 5 minutes, or a multiple of 5 minutes, of latitude—

into sections called "graticular sections", each of which is bounded—

        (c)     by portions of 2 of those meridians that are at an angular distance from each other of 5 minutes of longitude; and

        (d)     by portions of 2 of those parallels of latitude that are at an angular distance from each other of 5 minutes of latitude.

    (2)     For the purposes of this Act

        (a)     a graticular section that is wholly within the offshore area constitutes a block ; and

        (b)     if a part only of a graticular section is, or parts only of a graticular section are, within the offshore area, the area of that part, or of those parts, constitutes a block .

    (3)     A reference in this Act to a block that is constituted by a graticular section includes a reference to a block that is constituted by the area of a part only, or by the areas of parts only, of a graticular section.

    (4)     A reference in this Act to a graticular section that constitutes a block includes a reference to—

        (a)     a graticular section only part of which constitutes a block; or

        (b)     a graticular section only parts of which constitute a block.

Note

For datum, see section 40.

Division 2 —Datum provisions



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