JUR5411 – Petroleum Law
New course code starting from the springsemester 2012 - please see the website for JUS5411 – Petroleum Law (discontinued) (the course now gives 10 credits).
The course Petroleum Law deals with the public regulation of Norwegian offshore petroleum activities.
The set of rules regulating the petroleum sector concern different relations between the various actors active within the petroleum sector and as such representing varying interests.
The course covers three different relations:
- Firstly, that between the authorities and the holders of a licence for petroleum production (the licensees): The students will be given knowledge about the licence system, safety regulation and the petroleum taxation system.
- Secondly, that between market participants in the gas market: The students will be given knowledge about the regulation of access to the gas infrastructure and the competitive aspects of gas sales
- Thirdly, that between the licensees and third parties: The students will be given knowledge about liability regulation, including the regulation of liability for pollution.
The petroleum activities have been vital to the development of Norway as a welfare state. They amount to one fourth of the total generated income in Norway. The aim of this course is to give the students an overview and understanding of the regulation of Norwegian offshore petroleum activities. The lectures address a wide range of familiar and more recent fields of law: public administrative law and international law/EEC law; gas market law and competition law, law of torts and petroleum tax law. Through these fields of law the students learn how general principles of law are adjusted to the particular circumstances in one sector.
Students who fulfill the formal prerequisites will be accepted to the course.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
- Admission to the faculty’s exchange-programme or
- Active study-right for a study programme, masters-level at the University of Oslo or
- Norwegian Masters of Laws degree or equivalent or
- Passed forth year, 96 – Cand. Jur programme (or exams that are equivalent) or
- Passed JUR3000, Masters of Laws programme at the University of Oslo (or exams that are equivalent).
Recommended previous knowledge
Minimum three years of law studies.
15 credits overlap with JUR5410 – Petroleumsrett (discontinued)
The content of this course is identical to that of JUR5410 – Petroleumsrett (discontinued), the same course taught in Norwegian.
Lectures takes place throughout the semester.
Access to teaching
A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.
4-hour written examination.
Examination support material
Auxiliary materials allowed during examinations for courses taught in English.
Language of examination
Students may answer the examination question in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish pursuant
to Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo. (§ 5.4 Forskrift om studier og eksamener ved Universitetet i Oslo)
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
- Illness at exams / postponed exams
- Resitting an examination.
- There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take this exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
Please se Detailed regulations for the Faculty of Law, Chapter 3 regarding application, responsibilities and special measures.
The course does not overlap with, but is related to JUR5430 – Petroleumskontrakter (discontinued) – only taught in Norwegian, JUR5401 – Maritime Law (discontinued), JUR5400 – Sjørett (discontinued) and JUR5310 – EC Competition Law (discontinued). Students who register for Petroleum Law will therefore benefit from studying the above mentioned courses in addition to JUR5440 – EU Substantive Law (discontinued).