LAWS5589 Australian Oil and Gas Law

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit examines the fundamentals of Australian oil and gas law. Topics covered may include the legal nature and protection of oil and gas exploration and production rights, both generally and in Australia; the Australian regulatory and licensing regime; control of operations; operating and other agreements; and infrastructure issues.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe why oil and gas exploration, development and production require specialised legal solutions, identifying the main legal solutions adopted internationally; (2) critically analyse the legal principles underpinning the Australian offshore petroleum licensing regime with reference to the principles adopted in selected other jurisdictions; and (3) 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 (x 2) and (2) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor John Chandler
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 21-23 April. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-N-2E-2020]
Texts

A special collection of materials and legislation is prepared.

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