Taught course

International Oil and Gas Law and Policy

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent to a UK Honours degree, preferably at 2:1 level or above. Candidates with a 2:2 degree may also apply. Preferred degree disciplines are Law, Economics, Geology, Petroleum or Mining Engineering, Finance.

Work experience in the energy/natural resources industry is an advantage, though it is not a strict requirement.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

In this course you will learn how governments regulate the oil industry. You will study the rules and regulations set out by producer governments dealing with oil and gas investors, and how the concerns of investors are dealt with.

You'll examine the nature of the right to petroleum in the ground onshore and offshore, and the different ways in which governments can transfer or share the petroleum right with investors.

You will also learn about:

  • comparing the legal structure of each transfer and its practical result
  • risk sharing mechanisms amongst investors
  • how a government enforces its policy goals – depletion, safety, and environmental protection
  • the contractual matrix surrounding oil and gas production projects
  • the tax structures for resource and corporate taxes
  • the fundamentals of petroleum economics and the influence of changing oil prices
  • the nature of decommissioning installations and paying for decommissioning

You do not need to be a lawyer to take this course.

CEPMLP has been a global voice of energy law and policy since 1977. We are now working towards the transition to low-carbon economies worldwide. With over 6,000 postgraduate alumni from more than 50 countries, we prepare our graduates for high–profile careers in the public and private sectors.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Stephen Dow
Email
s.r.dow@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 384818