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Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues



29 March 2011

Applications are still open for this new unit of study, which will be delivered offshore at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London during late May 2011.

Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues provides a review of the world's minerals-development regimes and the contracts that international investors use to implement them.

It examines the fiscal arrangements that nations use to obtain exploration and development and offers a focus on the contracts that international investors use to share risks and rewards.

Topics covered include:

  • 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

The unit is part of the 2011 Sydney Law School in Europe Program.

Taught by Professor John Lowe, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and Professor Owen Anderson, University of Oklahoma, USA, it will be delivered at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Russell Square, London.

Students should make their own travel, accommodation and visa arrangements.

Current Australian student visa holders should consult with the Compliance Officer,

International Student Office, regarding their visa status.

The unit is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

Sydney Law School is also an Accredited External Provider for the purposes of the Continuing Professional Development Scheme (CPD) by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)in the United Kingdom.

For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.

Further information on the 2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Program


Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

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