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Course Overview

A good knowledge and understanding of the commercial purpose and key features of the principal contracts used in the oil and gas industry is essential for an oil and gas lawyer.  This course will examine the contracts entered into between the state and the commercial actors involved in the exploration for and production of oil an gas and the contracts entered into between the oil companies themselves, and those between oil and gas companies and the contractors making up the supply chain. The course will be taught by means of a mix of lectures, seminars and interactive workshops.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr Emre Usenmez

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Course Description

While, as at present, the precise syllabus may change from year to year to reflect issues of current importance, the topics now to be included would be as follows: 1. Production Sharing Agreements 2. Risk Service Contracts 3. Joint Operating Agreements 1 4. Joint Operating Agreements 2 5. Indemnities/Consequential Loss 1 6. Indemnities/Consequential Loss 2 7. Access to Infrastructure.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: One 2,000-word essay (25%) and one 3-hour closed-book written examination (75%).

Resit: One 3-hour closed-book written examination (the mark for the essay will be carried over).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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