Dr Eddy Wifa

Dr Eddy Wifa
Dr Eddy Wifa
Dr Eddy Wifa

LL.B, BL, LL.M, Ph.D, Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Lecturer

About
Email Address
eddy.wifa3@abdn.ac.uk
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 272458
Office Address

Room C29, School of Law                                                                            

Taylor Building, Aberdeen AB24 3UB                                

Scotland UK        

School/Department
School of Law

Biography

Dr. Wifa graduated from Rivers State University with a Second-Class Upper Degree and was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar in 2012. He then proceeded to the University of Aberdeen where he completed both a Masters in Oil and Gas law (Distinction) and a PhD in “Offshore Marine Renewable Energy Risk Governance”. He was a Senior Partner at AccendoJuris, a Nigerian based law firm but he now fully committed to teaching and research. As an Energy Law Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, he has contributed to teaching a range of both on-campus and distance-learning courses like Petroleum Resource Governance, Energy Law, Oil and Gas Contracting, Oil and Gas Enterprise Management, Ocean and Society, Decommissioning of Offshore Installations (Regulatory and Commercial Aspects), Low Carbon Energy Transition (Renewable Energy Law) and Alternative Methods to Dispute Resolution.

His research interests include, risk governance, petroleum and natural resource governance, regulatory theories in high-major risk industries, decommissioning and clean energy regulation. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and Society of Legal Scholars. He also is an Associate Fellow of  the Higher Education Academy and the Director of the African Natural Resource and Energy Law Network (ANRELN).

External Memberships

Director, African Natural Resources and Energy Law Network (ANRELN)

Editorial Assistant, African Journal of International Energy and Environmental Law

Reviewer, Journal of African Law

Director, Aberdeen Nigeria Research Group

Research

Research Overview

Regulation and Regulatory Reconfigurations for High/Major Risk Industries,

Petroleum/Natural Resource Governance

Regulation of Offshore Marine Renewables

Energy and Environmental Law

Offshore Energy Decommissioning

The Resource Curse Theory

Energy Law in Sub-Sahran Africa

Offshore Energy Maximisation and the Political Economy of Speed

Risk Allocation in Oilfield Service Contracts

Current Research

Offshore Wind Energy Risk Governance in the United Kingdom, United States and Norway

Collaborations

Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui on  Strategic Program for International Collaboration (SPIRE) 2020, University of Bergen, Norway

Funding and Grants

Strategic Program for International Collaboration (SPIRE) 2020, University of Bergen, Norway

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

I have contributed to teaching or tutoring the following courses:

  • Law and Decommissioning of Offshore Intsallations: Regulatory Aspects - LS502H
  • Law and Decommissioning of Offshore Installations: Regulatory Aspects (online) - LS502T
  • Co-Operative Contracts in the Oil and Gas Industry (Online) - LS502U
  • Oceans and Society - SX1015
  • Contracting in Hydrocarbon Operations - LS551K
  • Risk Allocation in Oilfield Service Contracts (Online) - LS552Q
  • Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution - LS1523
  • Governance and Petroleum Developments (Online) - LS552R
  • Msc Project in Oil & Gas Enterprise Management - GL5923
  • Decommisioning of Offshore Installations: Commercial Aspects - LS552S
  • Energy Law
Publications

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  • Decommissioning, Safety and Africa‚Äôs Blue Energy Economy: An Analysis of the African Integrated Maritime Strategy (Aims) 2050

    Wifa, E., Ozah, A., Achor, P.
    Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 27-55
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The role of law in petroleum resource governance and predicting the natural resource paradox in Africa

    Wifa, E. L., Elshazly, M.
    Research Handbook on Oil and Gas Law. Hunter, T. S., Taylor, M. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., pp. 90-114, 25 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The Role of Law in Enabling a Just Transition: Technical Brief on behalf of the Climate Change Law Specialist Group of the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    Shapovalova, D., Wifa, E.
    Books and Reports: Technical Brochures
  • Mitigating occupational health and safety risks in the proposed Australian offshore wind energy industry: lessons from the safety case regime

    Wifa, E., Soliman-Hunter, T.
    Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 83-104
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Designing Regulatory Governance Models for Managing Hydrocarbon Resources: Lessons from Norway and the UK

    Pereira, E. G., Wifa, E., Moses, J. W.
    The Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 251-299
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Dilemma of Electricity Pricing and Cost Recovery in Nigeria: Repositioning the Law to Balance the Interests of Investors and Consumers

    Okpondhu, U., Oniemola, P. K., Wifa, E. L.
    Africa Nazarene University Law Journal , vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 115-137
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Case Regulatory Model: Is It Worth the Hype?

    Wifa, E. L.
    International Energy Law Review, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 206-211
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Role of a Joint Dvelopment Agreement (JDA) in Resolving the Conflicts and Uncertainties Over Maritime Boundary Delimitation: A Missed Opportunity in The Bakassi Case

    Wifa, E., Mark, A., Ibiateli, J.
    The Bakassi Dispute and the International Court of Justice. Egede, E., Igiehon, M. (eds.). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 157-173, 17 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Enforcement challenges in the protection of the environment from upstream petroleum operations in Nigeria: the need for judicial independence

    Godswill, A., Mark, A., Wifa, E.
    International Energy Law Review, vol. 3, pp. 85-93
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Human Rights Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations in a Nutshell

    Wifa, E. L., Viko, I. J.
    Nasarawa State University Public International Law Journal , vol. 2, pp. 259
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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