Previous exam papers for JUS5411

This course changed course code from JUR5411 to JUS5411 spring 2012. The change resulted in a reduction in credits from 15 to 10, but the learning requirements remained the same.

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Autumn 2014

  1. In the award of production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf, the government wants to take into account that one of the applicant companies has a controversial engagement in a petroleum project in an African country, where accusations have been made in the media and from different human rights organizations of grave violations of human rights. The company denies that there is any truth in the accusations. The accusations does not relate directly to the applicant company, but to a fully owned subsidiary in the same company group. Is this a relevant consideration that the government can take into account in the selection of licensees under the Petroleum Act § 3-3? Give reasons for the answer.

  2.  Give an account of how the state’s direct participation in Norwegian petroleum activities is organized, and what purpose direct state participation serves. The state’s ownership in Statoil shall not be dealt with.

Both questions shall be answered.

Spring 2014

  1. Give an account of the pollution liability under the Petroleum act, and discuss what special concerns justify the liability regulation.
  2. Discuss what legitimate expectations a licensee may have to develop an oil discovery and start production on the basis of the production license under the Petroleum Act section 3-3.

Both questions shall be answered.

 

Autumn 2013

  1. Discuss which concerns the government may take into account when awarding production licenses under the Petroleum Act § 3-3.
  2. Analyze and discuss how environmental concerns are addressed through different parts of the Norwegian Petroleum legislation and connected regulations.

  Both questions shall be answered.

 

Spring 2013

  1. Give an overview of the rules in the Petroleum Act concerning liability for pollution caused by petroleum activities.
  2. Discuss the main principles and concerns relating to the use of facilities by others (third party access), as this is regulated in the Petroleum Act § 4-8.

  Both questions shall be answered.

Autumn 2012

  1. Describe the relationship between the rights of the licensee under the production license and after the approval of the plan for development and operation (PDO) under the Petroleum Act § 4-2.
  2. Give an overview of the main elements of the safety regulations for petroleum activity on the Norwegian continental shelf.

 Both questions shall be answered.

Spring 2012

The main characteristics of the Norwegian license system for production of oil and gas:

  1. Describe briefly the relationship between an exploration license and a production license.
  2. Describe further the legal foundations and content of individual rights to explore for and produce oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf.
  3. Describe the main principles governing the allocation of income from produced petroleum between private licensees and the state under the Norwegian license system for oil and gas.

All questions shall be answered.

Previous exam papers for JUR5411

Autumn 2011

  1. The resource management concept in the Petroleum Act section 1-2: Explain the background, the contents and the relationship to other provisions of the Act.
  2. Compare offshore oil pipelines and gas pipelines on the Norwegian Continental Shelf as regards principles for organization of owner- and operatorship.                                                                                                                                                                           

All questions to be answered.

Spring 2011

The Norwegian regulation of access to the upstream gas pipeline network:

  1. Where do we find the regulation, and which installations does it cover?
  2. Describe the principles for access to the network.
  3. Describe the principles for allocation of spare capacity in the primary market.

All questions to be answered

Autumn 2010

  1. Compare oil pipelines and gas pipelines on the Norwegian Continental Shelf as regards principles for organization of owner- and operatorship.
  2. Give a presentation of the main principles of the regulations governing liability for pollution damage caused by petroleum activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Both questions should be answered. During grading they will be attributed appr. equal weight.

Spring 2010

  1. The resource management concept in the Petroleum Act section 1-2: Explain the         background, the contents and the relationship to other provisions of the Act.
  2. Compensation to Norwegian fishermen pursuant to the Petroleum Act chapter 8: Give an overview of the situations which can be the basis for compensation.

All questions to be answered.

Autumn 2009

The production right of the licensee: Explain the relationship between the production licence, the approval of plan for development and operation of petroleum deposits, and the specific licence to build and operate installations.

Details are not required.

Spring 2009

Upstream gas pipeline network on the Norwegian Continental Shelf: Give an account of the principles for

  1. organization of owner- and operatorship,
  2. third party access and capacity allocation.

Both questions to be answered. Details are not required.

Autumn 2008

When and to what extent are installations required to be removed. Give an account of national and international rules.

Spring 2008

The state participation in the petroleum activities:

  1. What is the legal background for the state participation?
  2. How is the state participation organized?

All questions to be answered.

Spring 2007

  1. Removal of installations: When are installations required to be removed? Give an overview of the international regulation.
  2. The MPEs decision relating to disposal: Explain the relationship between international law and Norwegian law when the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) decides on disposal.
  3. Liability: What characterizes PA section 5-4, compared with the other liability regimes of the Petroleum Act?

All questions to be answered.

Autumn 2006

  1. Clarify the technical and functional scope of Gassco’s responsabilities as system operator.
  2. The safety requirements in the petroleum activity are mainly framed as “function requirements”, which means that the regulations specify the results that are to be achieved and not the method to be used. Show by examples what this means and explain why the authorities have chosen to give the regulations this form and which effects this has for the control system.

Both questions to be answered.

Spring 2006

Give an account of the general scope of application of the Petroleum Act.

 

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