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LS501E: STATE CONTROL OF HYDROCARBONS (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:38


Course Overview

With only limited exceptions hydrocarbons lie in the ownership or control of states, but are frequently explored for and produced by commercial actors. This course considers the means by which the state controls exploitation of its oil and gas reserves. Following a number of introductory lectures, students will participate in interactive seminars considering topics such as: energy security; licensing; upstream taxation; health, safety and environmental regulation; and international maritime boundaries and joint development. This course is available to students registering for the LLM Oil and Gas Law programmes (Dissertation or Professional Skills).

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor John Paterson

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • One of Master of Laws in Energy and Environmental Law (September Start) (Studied) or Llm in International Commercial Law with Professional Skills (Studied) or Master of Laws in International Commercial Law with Dissertation (Studied) or Master of Laws (Criminal Justice) (Studied) or Master of Laws in Energy Law (Studied) or Master of Laws (General Law) (Studied) or Master of Laws in Human Rights and Criminal Justice (Studied) or Master of Laws (Criminal Justice and Human Rights) (Studied) or Master of Laws in Human Rights (Studied) or Master of Laws (International Law) (Studied) or Master of Laws in Private International Law (Studied) or Master of Laws in Public International Law (Studied) or Master of Laws in Oil and Gas Law with Dissertation (Studied) or Master of Laws in Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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 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. National Oil Companies 3. Petroleum Licensing 4. Principles of Upstream Taxation 5. Health and Safety Regulation 6. Decommissioning 7. International Maritime Boundaries/Joint Development.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Llm in International Commercial Law with Professional Skills
  • Master of Laws (Criminal Justice and Human Rights)
  • Master of Laws (Criminal Justice)
  • Master of Laws (General Law)
  • Master of Laws (International Law)
  • Master of Laws in Energy Law
  • Master of Laws in Energy and Environmental Law (September Start)
  • Master of Laws in Human Rights
  • Master of Laws in Human Rights and Criminal Justice
  • Master of Laws in International Commercial Law with Dissertation
  • Master of Laws in Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills
  • Master of Laws in Private International Law
  • Master of Laws in Public International Law

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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

None.

Feedback

None.

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