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The Character of Petroleum Licences

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The Character of Petroleum Licences

A Legal Culture Analysis

9781788976190 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Tina Soliman Hunter, Professor of Energy, Environment and Resources Law, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Australia, Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, Professor, Department for Public and International Law, University of Oslo and Ernst Nordtveit, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, Norway
Publication Date: November 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 619 0 Extent: 288 pp
This innovative book explores the legal character of petroleum licences, a key vehicle governing the relationship between oil companies and their host states. Examining the issue through the lens of legal culture, it illustrates why some jurisdictions exert strong state control and others only minimal.

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This innovative book explores the legal character of petroleum licences, a key vehicle governing the relationship between oil companies and their host states. Examining the issue through the lens of legal culture, it illustrates why some jurisdictions exert strong state control and others only minimal.
 
Critically investigating the nature of a petroleum licence, the book analyses whether it is a mere administrative right, a contract or something more akin to property rights. Chapters examine recent developments, such as the UK’s strategy of maximizing economic recovery and the opposition to drilling for oil in Norway and Australia. Outside of Western petroleum jurisdictions, the book also explores several long-established jurisdictions including Russia and Mexico, as well as emerging jurisdictions, such as China and Uganda. Taking a contextual and system-oriented approach, it reveals the preconditions of the petroleum licence regime and offers a critical insight into the reasons behind alterations to the terms of the licences.
 
Encompassing a wide variety of legal cultures and experiences, this thought-provoking book will prove to be a valuable resource for academics and students of energy law, particularly those with an interest in state regulation. It will also provide useful insights for industry-based practitioners.
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Contributors include: N. Bankes, T. Daintith, I. Fodchenko, G.J. Garcia Sanchez, G. Gordon, E.B. Kasimbazi, Y. Li, J.S. Lowe, E. Nordtveit, J. Paterson, J. Øyrehagen Sunde, M.M. Roggenkamp, T. Soliman Hunter
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Contents:

Acknowledgements viii

1 Introduction 1
Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde and Tina Soliman Hunter
2 Characterisation of Australia’s petroleum licences: property
capable of acquisition on ‘just terms’? 16
Tina Soliman Hunter
3 The legal character of petroleum licences in the United
States of America 51
John Lowe
4 The legal character of petroleum licences in Canada 72
Nigel Bankes
5 The legal character of petroleum licences in Uganda 95
Emmanuel Kasimbazi
6 Petroleum licences – a legal culture perspective: the United
Kingdom 119
Greg Gordon and John Paterson
7 Oil and gas licences – a legal nature perspective: the Netherlands 139
Martha Roggenkamp
8 Legal character of petroleum licences under Norwegian law 159
Ernst Nordtveit
9 Russia: legal culture and character of Russian petroleum licences 186
Irina Fodchenko
10 The Mexican petroleum licence of 2013 207
Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez
11 The legal character of petroleum licences in the People’s
Republic of China 234
Yong Li
12 Afterword: Licence rights – what’s left? 253
Terence Daintith

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