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Regulation of the Upstream Petroleum Sector: A Comparative Study of Licensing and Concession Systems

Edited by: Tina Hunter

ISBN13: 9781783470105
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



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This detailed study presents an accessible examination of how upstream petroleum activities are regulated in developed and developing petroleum countries. It includes a particular focus on the granting of access to petroleum resources, and incorporates a thorough consideration of the concept of Lex Petrolea.

Different countries utilise a variety of legal models for regulating the exploitation of petroleum resources and two internationally recognised systems of managing natural resources are salient: concessionary systems and contractual systems. Expert contributors provide a detailed and insightful overview of the licensing and concession system that is used to award access to petroleum in many countries.

They address topics such as auctions and work program bidding, and consider contexts such as offshore petroleum and the Russian system. The book considers the international nature of petroleum, alongside how licenses are granted under the bid and discretionary system. It includes a comparative analysis of the award of licenses in the countries discussed.

This discerning and comprehensive work will be a useful entry point for students embarking study in petroleum law. Academics will find this timely examination to be an indispensible overview of upstream operations. Practitioners will find this book an illustrative review of the origins of issues surrounding regulatory frameworks in managing natural resources.

Subjects:
Energy and Natural Resources Law
Contents:
1. Petroleum Regulation In An International Context: The Universality Of Petroleum Regulation And The Concept Of Lex Petrolea Alex Wawryk
2. Access To Petroleum Under The Licensing And Concession System Tina Hunter
3. . Licensing And Concession System For Developing Australia's Conventional Petroleum Resources Tina Hunter
4. Licensing The Exploration For And Production Of Petroleum On The UK Continental Shelf Greg Gordon and John Paterson
5. Regulation Of The Norwegian Upstream Petroleum Sector Ernst Nordtveit
6. The Offshore Petroleum Licensing Regime In The United States Owen Anderson and Christopher Kulander
7. Offshore Petroleum Resource Access And Regulation In Canada Kylie Fletcher-Johnson
8. The Brazilian Concession System For Petroleum Extracton In Brazil Eduardo Pereira
9. The Legal Regime For Petroleum Activities In Nigeria
10. Regulation Of The Russian Federation Petroleum Licensing Regime Kristoffer Svendsen and Andrey Kompaniets
11. Licensing And Regulation Of Japan's Offshore Resources Sourichirou Kozuka
12. Access To Petroleum In Developed And Developing Licensing And Concession Systems: Some Comparisons Tina Hunter
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