This course is discontinued

JUTPETRO – Petroleum Law

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Course content

Note: This course will be given a new code from spring semester 2006, and you will find all relevant information JUR5410 – Petroleumsrett (discontinued)

Petroleum Law deals with the public regulation of Norwegian offshore petroleum activities.

First, the topic addresses the relationship between the authorities and the holders of a licence for petroleum production (the licensees). Special emphasis is put on the licence system which regulates the successive phases of a petroleum project. Important aspects of the safety regulation and the petroleum taxation system are also dealt with.

Secondly, the topic addresses the relationship between market participants in the gas market. Access to the gas infrastructure is dealt with, taking into account the relevant EC secondary legislation regarding the internal market, and related competition law.

Thirdly, the topic addresses the relationship between the licensees and third parties, dealing with various forms of liability regulation, including liability for petroleum damage"

Learning outcome

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Recommended previous knowledge

3 years of law studies.




6-hours written exam

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Every spring


Spring and autumn

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