Regulation of the Upstream Petroleum Sector

A Comparative Study of Licensing and Concession Systems

New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series

Edited by Tina Hunter, Professor of Energy and Resources Law, University of Aberdeen, UK

This discerning and comprehensive work will be a useful entry point for students embarking on 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.

‘Tina Hunter’s edited book provides a comprehensive study of the
key legal regimes that regulate the upstream petroleum sector. It is
a useful guide for readers who want to have a clearer understanding
on how the petroleum industry is regulated in the twenty‐first
century. The book is a highly relevant contribution to the practice
and study of petroleum law, policy and governance and the growing
specialism of petroleum law could do with more comparative studies
of this nature.’
– Hephzibah Egede, Review of European, Comparative and International Enviromental Law

‘This book therefore aims to analytically review a wide range and a good coverage of pertinent legal issues from an international perspective as well as national understanding of the existing regulatory frameworks. Most importantly this book provides a good proliferation of the doctrine of Lex Petrolea. The authors’ provision of information is definitely well founded and well-articulated. This book will be an essential entry point for general audience with an interest in petroleum transactions, but more importantly it will be crucial for students, academics, and legal practitioners in the petroleum industry.’
– Berryl Claire Asiago​, Energy Journal​

‘Tina Hunter has provided both practitioners and academics with a useful and much-needed overview. It reminds the practitioner of the wider context and origins of the issues that comprise their daily work. For the lawyer moving into petroleum law for the first time, it gives a useful introduction. And the academics and students of petroleum law receive an introduction to some of the nitty gritty detail of petroleum contracts.’
– Philip Andrews-Speed, National University of Singapore,

‘Regulatory and contractual frameworks for upstream energy is a complex but highly relevant topic. By attracting an impressive list of academics and practitioners to examine and analyze some of the main areas for upstream operations, Dr Hunter provides a lucid account of the main elements in these systems. The book is an important addition to the existing body of literature on the topic.’
– Kim Talus, University of Helsinki, Finland

2015 432 pp Hardback 978 1 78347 010 5 £157.50 £121.00 $157.50 $175.00

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