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LS5076: OIL AND GAS LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 13:10

Course Overview

The petroleum industry brings together the most powerful public and private actors in the form of states and trans-national corporations. Oil and gas law has the task of arranging the resultant relationships and of ensuring that the legitimate interests of each side are protected. Following a series of introductory lectures, students will participate in interactive seminars considering topics drawn from the state control, contracting and regulatory aspects of oil and gas law. This course is available to LLM students on programmes other than the specialist LLM Oil and Gas Law programmes.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Tina Hunter

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies (Studied)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations (Studied)
  • Master of Laws in Oil and Gas Law with Dissertation (Studied)
  • Master of Laws in Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The precise syllabus may change from year to year to reflect issues of current importance, but typical topics are likely to include: 1. Energy Security 2. licensing and concession systems, 3. Production sharing agreements; 4. State access and national oil companies; 5. Health and safety; 6. Environment; 7. Taxation

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


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Summative Assessments

First Attempt: One 2000 word essay (25%) and one 3-hour written exam (closed book) (75%). Re-sit attempt: 3 hour examination.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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