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LS502H: DECOMMISSIONING OF OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS: REGULATORY ASPECTS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course provides a detailed overview of the international and domestic legal regulatory framework pertaining to the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas installations. Teaching and instruction will be by a variety of methods including podcasts, directed reading, and interactive discussion. Topics covered are: International law of the sea; global legal regime for offshore decommissioning; dumping – the UNCLOS, London and Oslo Conventions; Implementing international law in the UK and the Brent Spar Case; Legal and regulatory consequences of Brent Spar; the ongoing evolution of UK decommissioning law; the comparative dimension; waste. This course is available to students registering for the Online LLM Oil and Gas Law programmes (Dissertation or Professional Skills) and MSC Decommissioning.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor John B. Paterson

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

  • Either Master Of Science In Decommissioning or Independent Subject Study In Decommissioning (On Campus)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the means by which the law seeks to regulate the decommissioning of offshore installations.  The course will approach this issue from the perspectives of international, domestic and comparative law and will also involve a critical appraisal of whether the current UK law is appropriate from a policy perspective, or in need of reform. This course is available to students registering for the Online LLM Oil and Gas Law programmes (Dissertation or Professional Skills) and the MSc Decommissioning.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

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