Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorProf Owen Anderson
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
This subject considers the legal issues and transactions relating to the exploration, production and marketing of petroleum that owing to its economic and strategic importance, is the most important commodity traded worldwide. The subject will give students a basic understanding of how crude oil and gas are exploited and marketed worldwide. It will cover how countries establish sovereignty over petroleum resources and how host governments or their national (State-owned) oil companies contract with private companies to explore and develop oil and gas resources. The subject also describes and analyses key contracts among petroleum companies, as well as contracts between petroleum companies and petroleum-services contractors that facilitate exploration, development and marketing of petroleum. As petroleum is one of the most politically charged commodities, this class will also consider extra-territorial anti-corruption law. In a broader sense, this will help students develop better analytical skills—especially the ability to critically evaluate contracts.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should understand:
Take-home examination (100%) (4 – 7 July)
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Details regarding any prescribed texts will be provided prior to the commencement of the subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70161/2014|
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