UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LAWS5507 International Oil and Gas Law

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content The content of the unit reflects the current conditions of petroleum exploration and exploitation internationally. The legal forms of State petroleum regimes internationally are compared and the legal position and policy objectives of host states examined, along with the objectives of international oil companies engaged in exploration and production. The relationship between the companies and the host state is expressed through a matrix of contracts and regulatory provisions. The unit examines this matrix and some of its critical elements, such as concessions, production sharing agreements, and health and safety and environmental regulation.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand why oil and gas exploration, production and distribution require specialised legal solutions; (2) grasp the general characteristics of modern oil and gas law regimes; (3) know the international legal rules which allocate offshore hydrocarbon resources between states; and (4) understand how contracts and regulations are deployed by the state to support its oils and gas policies.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) opinion Paper and (2) research Essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor John Chandler and Professor Jacqueline Weaver
Contact hours offered intensively
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.law.uwa.edu.au/Units/LAWS5507/TS-D-2F/2017
Note Students must attend every day of this intensive. Teaching Dates for this unit are as follows: 3-8 April 2017. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues and the unit outline for detailed information.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.