LAWS5507 International Oil and Gas Law

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit examines the legal forms of State petroleum regimes internationally for the exploration, development and production of oil and gas. The legal solutions adopted by host states and their policy objectives are examined and compared, 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) describe the international legal rules which allocate offshore hydrocarbon resources between states; (2) describe the general characteristics of modern oil and gas regimes and the important terms of the contracts and regulations used to implement them; (3) critically analyse the application of those important terms and the legal principles on which they are based; and (4) create clear, concise and persuasive legal arguments using correct and plain English both verbally and in writing.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study analysis (x2) 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
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