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LS551K: CONTRACTING IN HYDROCARBON OPERATIONS (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:37


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 None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Greg Gordon

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

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

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

36 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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