Print page

Managing the Risk of Offshore Oil and Gas Accidents

The International Legal Dimension Edited by Günther Handl, Eberhard Deutsch Professor of Public International Law, Tulane University Law School, US and Kristoffer Svendsen, Post-doctoral research fellow, K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, Faculty of Law, The Arctic University of Norway and visiting scholar, Tulane Maritime Law Center, Tulane University Law School, US
This book addresses the international legal dimension of the management of the risk of accidents associated with offshore oil and gas activities. It focuses on the prevention and minimization of harm as well as the post-accident management of loss through liability and compensation arrangements and the processing of mass claims for compensation. Government officials of countries with offshore industries, international civil servants and academics in related fields will find the book a valuable resource.
Extent: 488 pp
Hardback Price: $195.00 Web: $175.50
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78643 673 3
Availability: In Stock
$0.00

Buy the E-Book @ paperback price

Join our mailing list

  • Law - Academic
  • Energy Law
  • Public International Law
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the international legal dimension of the management of the risk of accidents associated with offshore oil and gas activities. The editors cover the prevention and minimization of harm as well as the post-accident management of loss through liability and compensation arrangements and the processing of mass claims for compensation.

While postulating a public international law framework for offshore oil and gas operations globally and exploring critical elements thereof, this book draws heavily on comparative assessments of domestic concepts and approaches, especially as regards offshore safety, liability for and compensation of harm, and mass tort claims procedures.

With a team of experts from all over the world as contributing authors, the book offers a unique perspective on what remains a pressing international concern: The safety of offshore operations globally and the proper allocation of loss should a major accident occur. Government officials, international civil servants and academics in related fields will find the book a valuable resource.
Contributors: N. Bankes, S. Bosma, M. Bothe, M. Davies, W. Dbouk, C. Debicki, M. Gavouneli, Ö. Gürses, G. Handl, A. Hartsig, M. Jacobsson, A. Joynt, H. Koch, M. LeVine, V.V. Palmer, L. Porta, E. Røsæg, T. Scovazzi, E.F. Sherman, K. Svendsen, A.K. Sydnes, M. Sydnes, M. Tsimplis, J. Underwood, J.L. Weaver, P. Wetterstein, J. Zekoll

Contents:

Introduction
The Editors

Part I Prevention and Minimization of Harm
1. Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Michael Bothe

2. Regulating the Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations
a. Performance-Based Regulation and the Development of International Regulatory Uniformity in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations
Michael Tsimplis and Wassim Dbouk

b. Managing Offshore Safety in the United States after the Macondo Disaster
Jacqueline L. Weaver

3. The International Regime of Oil Spill Contingency Planning and Response
Erik Røsæg

4. Regional Arrangements for Contingency Planning and Response
a. Oil Spill Response in the EU
Maria Gavouneli

b. Oil Spill Response in the Arctic: the Norwegian-Russian Experience
Maria Sydnes and Are Kristoffer Sydnes

c. Oil Spill Response in the North American Arctic: Canada, the United States, and Greenland
Michael LeVine, Andrew Hartsig, Louie Porta, Chris Debicki, and Amanda Joynt

d. Oil Pollution Prevention and Response: The Mediterranean and Other Regional Arrangements
Tullio Scovazzi

5. Managing Environmental Risks Through the Terms of Maritime Delimitation and Related Agreements
Nigel Bankes

Part II Liability and Compensation of Loss
6. Allocating Transboundary Loss from Offshore Oil and Gas Accidents
Günther Handl

7. Damage Compensable
a. The Recovery of Pure Economic Loss under the Oil Pollution Act: A Unified Test of Causation
Vernon Valentine Palmer and Kristoffer Svendsen

b. Pure Environmental Damage
Peter Wetterstein

8. Punitive Damages
Martin Davies

9. The Role of Insurance in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations
Özlem Gürses

Part III Claims Processing
10. The CLC/Fund Experience
Måns Jacobsson

11. Specific Oil Spill Incidents
a. The BP-Deepwater Horizon Claims Process
Edward F. Sherman

b. Compensation Claims arising from the Montara Oil Spill
Shane Bosma and Josh Underwood

12. Other Mass Tort Claim Perspectives: Mass Tort Settlements in a European Context
Harald Koch and Joachim Zekoll

Index