Professor Greg Gordon

Professor Greg Gordon
Professor Greg Gordon

Professor Greg Gordon

LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., Dip.LP, Ph.D, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Head of School of Law, Personal Chair

About

Biography

Greg Gordon joined the School of Law as a lecturer in 2004 after a period working in Aberdeen and London as a solicitor specialising in litigation, primarily in the oil and gas sector.  He became a senior lecturer in 2011 and Professor Law in 2019.  He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prof Gordon is the Head of School.  He previously served as Deputy Head of School and as the Co-Director for Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law.

Prof Gordon’s principal teaching and research interests are in energy law (particularly upstream oil and gas law), delict/tort and commercial contracting. 

Prof Gordon is an editorial board member of the Stair Memorial Encyclopedia and a Trustee of the TB Smith Memorial Trust.  He is also a local committee member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and in this connection will be pleased to hear from students interested in becoming student members.

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Head of School


External Memberships

Editorial Board Member: Stair Memorial Encyclopedia
Visiting Lecturer and Fellow, Wuhan University (2018)
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (2016 & 2020)
Visiting Lecturer, Louisiana State University (2015)
External examiner, Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Local Board member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Research

Research Overview

Upstream oil and gas law; Scots law generally; the law of delict/tort.

Current Research

Prof Gordon's present research projects focus primarily upon the decommissioning of offshore installations and the Scots law of negligence.

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Prof Gordon currently co-ordinates and/or teaches on the following the courses: 

Undergraduate

Level 1: Delict and Unjustified Enrichment

Level 2: Business Law (in Aberdeen and Qatar)

Level 3: Energy Law

Level 4: Civil Liberties


LLM

The North Sea Energy Law Programme (4-seat professional masters programme delivered in conjunction with the Universities of Groningen, Oslo and Copenhagen)
Contracting in Hydrocarbon Operations

Legal Principles (Distance Learning)
Cooperative Oil and Gas Contracts (Distance Learning)
Risk Allocation in Oil and Gas Service Sector Contracts (Distance Learning)

MSc

Legal Issues in Decommissioning Operations: Regulation (online and on campus)
Legal Issues in Decommissioning Operations: Commercial (online and on campus)

 

Publications

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  • Petroleum Licences - a legal cultural perspective: The United Kingdom

    Gordon, G., Paterson, J.
    The Character of Petroleum Licences. Soliman Hunter, T., Sunde, J., Nordveit, E. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 119-138, 19 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Decommissioning of Offshore Installations upon the UK Continental Shelf

    Gordon, G., Paterson, J.
    European Energy Law Report XIII. Roggenkamp, M., Banet, C. (eds.), pp. 307-327
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Background: the United Kingdom

    Heffro, R., Hazrati, M., Gordon, G. W., McCauley, D.
    Regulating Offshore Petroleum Resources. Pereira, E. G., Bjørnebye, H. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 128-164, 37 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Hydrocarbon Policies and Legislation: United Kingdom

    Gordon, G.
    Regulating Offshore Petroleum Resources. Pereira, E. G., Bjornebye, H. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 165-210, 46 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Business Regulation

    Callander, I., Callander, A., Gordon, G. W.
    Business Law in Scotland. Black, G. (ed.). 4th edition. W Green
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Decommissioning of (Abandoned or Disused) Offshore Installations

    Yiallourides, C., Gordon, G. W.
    Encyclopedia of Energy Law and the Environment. Roggenkamp, M., de Graaf, K., Fleming, R. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, 19 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Smith and South Africa: Eulogy for David Carey Miller

    Gordon, G. W.
    Northern Lights. Bain, D., Paisley, R., Simpson, A., Tait, N. (eds.). Aberdeen University Press, pp. 23-30, 8 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Current Practice and Emerging Trends in Regulating Onshore Exploration and Production in Great Britain

    Gordon, G. W., Hunter, T., Latta, S.
    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üșenmez, E. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 245-283, 38 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Oil and Gas Law on the UKCS: Current Practice and Emerging Trends in Public and regulatory Law

    Gordon, G. W.
    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 3-13, 11 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Oil and Gas Law on the UKCS: Current Practice and Emerging Trends in Contracting and Commercial Law

    Gordon, G. W., Cowie, J.
    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üșenmez, E. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 3-12, 10 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

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