Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)
Emre Usenmez is a petroleum economist, a legal expert in oil and gas, and the Dean for Internationalisation focusing on East Asia. He is an associate at the Aberdeen Energy Institute and at the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL). He is also a board member of Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section. He is a co-editor of Oil and Gas Law: Current Issues and Emerging Trends and the author of Redesigning Petroleum Taxation: Aligning Government and Investors in the UK, scheduled to be published in 2018. Prior to joining Aberdeen he worked in the natural resources sector in Azerbaijan. Emre has a significant experience working with the staff of national ministries, state and private oil companies in Angola, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey, and the UK.
He holds a PhD in Economics, Finance and Law, an MSc in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance and an LLM in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen. He also obtained his BSc in Economics and his BA in Political Science from the North Carolina State University. As a Dean he focusses on international engagements and on developing partnerships with academic institutions and ministries working in natural resources sectors.
Upstream Taxation and Fiscal Analysis, Crude Oil Price Formation and Regulations, Crude Oil Trading and Spot Markets and Regulations, Mergers & Acquisitions in Oil and Gas (specifically, Asset Farm-in/Farm-outs), Risk & investment Evaluation in Petroleum, Production Sharing Agreements, Technical Service Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements, Gas Transportation Agreements, and Upstream Regulations.
Üsenmez, E “Conditional Gifts: How Commercial Entities Can Bribe Nigerian Public Officials in the Oil Industry and Why the Anti-Bribery Legislations Cannot Capture It”
Üsenmez, E “Increasing Efficiency in Offshore Platform Inspection Services”
Üsenmez, E “Formation of Oil Prices: The Commodity Futures Markets, the Role of the Reporting Agencies and the Potential Ways Forward”
The PhD is examining the effectiveness of fiscal policies in encouraging investment. The research explores policy options for the UK in increasing its competitiveness in attracting investment for exploration and production activities.
Crude Oil Trading / Crude Oil Price Formation / Upstream Taxation / Taxation of Shale Operations / Contracting in Hydrocarbon Ops / Oil Asset Acquisitions & Divestment / Joint Operating Agreements / Production Sharing Agreements / Form & Analysis of Government Take / Technical & Risk Service Agreements / Licensing & Concessions / Pipeline Transportation Agreements / Offshore Health & Safety Regulations / Decommissioning / Dispute Resolution Mechanisms / Asset Valuation for Arbitration / Risk & Investment Evaluation / Stabilisation Clauses / UKCS Regime Post-Wood Review / Contract Law / Commercial & Consumer Contracts