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Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr Scott C. Styles

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • One of Law (LS) or Msc In Energy, Economics And Law (September Start) or Master Of Science In Law And Economics Of Oil And Gas or MSc Energy Politics and Law

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


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

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 40

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

2x 2500 words essay 50% each


Resit: resubmission of failed elements

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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