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Oil and Gas Law (LLB392)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Description This unit provides students with an overview of all aspects of upstream petroleum activities, including licensing, exploration and production, safety, environmental requirements and well integrity. It will provide a comparative study of the main developed licensing and concession regimes, and will incorporate examples from Australia, UK, Norway, USA and Canada. At the unit conclusion, students will be familiar with how petroleum activities are regulated in these countries, and the structure and function of the legal frameworks that regulate these activities.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Display an understanding of the history of petroleum regulation in Australia and international jurisdictions;
2. Identify the different types of regulation used in the oil and gas extraction;
3. Explain how the division between onshore and offshore petroleum activities and regulation operates in practice;
4. Identify and analyse the relevant legislation that controls the ownership, exploration and development of oil and gas resources;
5. Apply the principles of petroleum regulation to problem-based scenarios;
6. Apply the statutory framework (the legal and statutory processes and legal consequences) necessary to obtain exploration and production rights to problem based scenarios;
7. Understand the environmental regulatory processes and apply these processes to environmental applications.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 24 hours taught intensively in the Summer break
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content.
Assessment An essay and exam.
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB, and LLB260/LAW260 Contract Law.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW3002 Special Topics in Law: Oil and Gas Law or LAW392 Oil and Gas Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Professor Jurgen Brohmer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6353
e: J.Brohmer@murdoch.edu.au
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