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UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends

Volume I: Resource Management and Regulatory Law

Edited by Greg Gordon, John Paterson, Emre Üșenmez

Edition: 3

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Analyses and critiques the key regulatory and commercial dimensions of the oil and gas industry

In recent years, a great deal has changed in the oil and gas industry, from legal and regulatory change to falling oil prices. The contemporary oil and gas industry is now intensely focussed on cost-saving and the UK has radical redrawn its revenue-raising expectations.

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List of Figures and Tables
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
Table of European Legislation
Table of International Instruments

Introduction and Context

1 Oil and Gas Law on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf: Current Practice and Emerging Trends in Public and Regulatory Law
Greg Gordon, John Paterson Emre Üşenmez and James Cowie

2 Rejuvenating Activity in the North Sea Oil and Gas Industry: The Role of Tax Incentives in Context
Alex Kemp and Linda Stephen

3 The UK’s Energy Security
Emre Üşenmez, James Cowie and Greg Gordon

Resource Management

4 Petroleum Licensing
Greg Gordon

5 The Wood Review and Maximising Economic Recovery upon the UKCS
Greg Gordon, John Paterson and Uisdean Vass

6 Access to Infrastructure
Uisdean Vass

7 The UK’s Oil and Gas Fiscal Regime: A Radical Evolution
Claire Ralph

8 Maritime Boundaries in the North Sea and the North Atlantic
Constantinos Yiallourides

Regulatory Law

9 Current Practice and Emerging Trends in Regulating Onshore Exploration and Production in Great Britain
Tina Hunter, Steven Latta and Greg Gordon

10 Health and Safety at Work Offshore
John Paterson

11 Environmental Law and Regulation on the UKCS
Luke Havemann and Tina Hunter

12 Decommissioning of Offshore Oil and Gas Installations
John Paterson

13 Decommissioning Security
Judith Aldersey-Williams

Appendix: Mature Province Initiatives


About the Author

Greg Gordon is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen.

John Paterson is Professor of Law at the University of Aberdeen.

Emre Usenmez is Lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen.

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