LAWS5507 International Oil and Gas Law

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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
This unit will next run in 2020
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