Dr Eddy Wifa

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


Dr Eddy Wifa
Dr Eddy Wifa

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Room C29, School of Law                                                                            
Taylor Building, Aberdeen AB24 3UB                                
Scotland UK        


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).


Research Interests

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


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

Research Grants

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


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
Further Info

External Responsibilities

Editorial Assistant, African Journal of International Energy and Environmental Law

Reviewer, Journal of African Law

Executive Member and Director, Aberdeen Nigeria Research Group