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The Nature of Petroleum Licenses

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The Nature of Petroleum Licenses

A Legal Culture Analysis

9781788976190 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Tina Soliman Hunter, Professor of Energy and Resources Law, University of Aberdeen, UK, Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, Department for Public and International Law University of Oslo and Ernst Nordtveit, Professor dr. juris, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, Norway
Publication Date: November 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 619 0 Extent: c 272 pp
This innovative book explores the legal character of petroleum licenses, 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 licenses, 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 license, 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 license regime and offers a critical insight into the reasons behind alterations to the terms of the licenses.
 
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:

Chapter 1: Introduction – A Legal Cultural Approach to the Legal Character of Petroleum Licenses
Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde and Tina Soliman Hunter

Chapter 2: Characterisation of Australia’s Petroleum Licenses: Property Capable of Acquisition on ‘Just Terms’?
Tina Soliman Hunter

Chapter 3: The Legal Character of Petroleum Licences in the United States of America
John Lowe

Chapter 4: The legal character of Petroleum Licences in Canada
Nigel Bankes

Chapter 5: The Legal Character of Petroleum Licences in Uganda
Emmanuel Kasimbazi

Chapter 6: Petroleum Licences – A legal culture perspective: The United Kingdom
Greg Gordon and John Paterson

Chapter 7: Oil and Gas Licences – A Legal Nature Perspective: The Netherlands
Martha Roggenkamp

Chapter 8: Legal Character of Petroleum Licenses under Norwegian law
Ernst Nordtveit

Chapter 9: The Legal Character of petroleum licences in the Russian Federation
Irina Fodchenko

Chapter 10: The Mexican License of 2013: A Step to the Past to Bring Mexico into the Present and the Grounds for an Uncertain Future
Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez

Chapter 11: The Legal Character of Petroleum Licenses in The People´s Republic of China
Yong Li

Afterword: Licence rights: what’s left?
Terence Daintith

Index


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