Learning outcomes - JUS5412

Achievement requirements

Achievement requirements for master’s level (10 credits):

Knowledge

 

The students are expected to have advanced knowledge of the following topics:

  • the key concepts and general principles forming the basis of energy law and being able to trace their sources in international, European and Norwegian law;
  • the key legal concepts and regulatory mechanisms defined in the EU energy market legislation;
  • the key objectives of EU and Norwegian energy policy;
  • the role of the different actors along the energy value chain, including public authorities, regulatory authorities, producers, transport network operators, shippers, suppliers, eligible consumers.
  • the key elements of the petroleum licensing regime on the Norwegian continental shelf, including the role of the EU-licensing directive;
  • the key elements of the energy licensing regime for production and transport (primarily hydropower, wind power, transport infrastructures);
  • key concerns, legal issues and legal mechanisms concerning the environmental regulation of petroleum exploration and exploitation;
  • key legal issues relating to trading and marketing of petroleum, in particular natural gas, and of electricity;
  • the key provisions of competition law applicable to the energy activities;
  • the landmark case law referred to during the courses, from international, EU or Norwegian jurisdictions.

     

    The students are expected to have good knowledge of the following topics:

     

  • key issues in agreements between oil companies as joint concessionaires, especially as reflected by the Norwegian Joint Operating Agreement.;
  • key issues relating to joint development of fields and access to infrastructures, including knowledge of key aspects of the Norwegian regulations for unitization and third party access;
  • key issues related to the development of electricity transmission/distribution infrastructures;
  • key issues in energy trading agreements.

Students are expected to have prior knowledge of international law and EU law, but can also access the course without prior knowledge. Some additional preliminary readings may then be necessary.

Skills

The students are expected to be able to

  • identify, read and analyse the substantive legal sources of relevance for the conduction of energy activities and the exploration & exploitation of natural resources for that purpose;
  • identify and analyse the relevant legal issues arising during the exploration/exploitation, generation, transport and supply of energy;
  • define the key concepts of resources management, licensing, unitization, third party access, unbundling, liberalization, system operators, grid connection, and identify their implications – including rights and obligations - for the different actors involved;
  • Interpret and apply regulations and terms relating to natural resources in light of underlying policies and concerns.

General competence

Be able to perform relevant legal work in law firms, consultancies, companies, organizations and government institutions involved in the energy sector and related activities.

Understanding of the most important legal, regulatory and policy processes in the energy sector in Norway, Europe and globally.

Understanding of crucial challenges related to the regulation and management of energy resources and energy activities in Norway, Europe and globally.

Achievement requirements

Achievement requirements for Bachelor’s level (10 credits):

Knowledge

 

The students are expected to have good knowledge of the following topics:

  • the key concepts and general principles forming the basis of energy law and being able to trace their sources in international, European and Norwegian law;
  • the key legal concepts and regulatory mechanisms defined in the EU energy market legislation;
  • the key objectives of EU and Norwegian energy policy;
  • the role of the different actors along the energy value chain, including public authorities, regulatory authorities, producers, transport network operators, shippers, suppliers, eligible consumers.
  • the key elements of the petroleum licensing regime on the Norwegian continental shelf, including the role of the EU-licensing directive;
  • the key elements of the energy licensing regime for production and transport (primarily hydropower, wind power, transport infrastructures);
  • key concerns, legal issues and legal mechanisms concerning the environmental regulation of petroleum exploration and exploitation;
  • organisation of the trading and marketing of petroleum, in particular natural gas, and of electricity

 

The students are expected to have a general understanding of the following topics:

  • key issues in agreements between oil companies as joint concessionaires, especially as reflected by the Norwegian Joint Operating Agreement.;
  • key issues related to the development of electricity transmission/distribution infrastructures;
  • key issues in energy trading agreements.

Students are expected to have prior knowledge of international law and EU law, but would benefit from additional preliminary readings.

 

Skills

The students are expected to be able to

  • identify, read and analyse the substantive legal sources of relevance for the conduction of energy activities and the exploration & exploitation of natural resources for that purpose;
  • identify and analyse the relevant legal issues arising during the exploration/exploitation, generation, transport and supply of energy;
  • define the key concepts of resources management, licensing, unitization, third party access, unbundling, liberalization, system operators, grid connection, and identify their implications – including rights and obligations - for the different actors involved

General competence

Be able to perform relevant legal work in law firms, consultancies, companies, organizations and government institutions involved in the energy sector and related activities.

Understanding of the most important legal, regulatory and policy processes in the energy sector in Norway, Europe and globally.

Understanding of crucial challenges related to the regulation and management of energy resources and energy activities in Norway, Europe and globally.

 

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Published Jan. 6, 2021 10:10 AM - Last modified Jan. 29, 2021 1:04 PM