LAWS6933 - Global Oil & Gas Contracts and Issues


  • Undertake a review of the world's minerals-development regimes and the contracts that international investors use to implement them.
  • Examine the fiscal arrangements that nations use to obtain exploration and development.
  • Focus on the contracts that international investors use to share risks and rewards.


Licences; production sharing contracts, joint ventures and service contracts; confidentiality agreements, study and bidding agreements, operating agreements, farm out agreements, lifting agreements and gas sales contracts; joint development agreement, taxation issues, corruption and indemnification.


Semester 1 Intensive
19-22 May 2014

This unit replaced International Petroleum Transactions.

International Law students may enrol in either LAWS6990 Principles of Oil & Gas Law or LAWS6933 Global Oil & Gas Contracts and Issues, but not both.

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 1 x Take Home Exam (100%)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Business Law | Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law | Master of International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Business Law | Master of International Business and Law