Chair
Stephanie Stimpson

Oil and Gas Law Committee

The Oil and Gas Law Committee focuses on issues including exploration and production for all forms of hydrocarbons; onshore and offshore oil and gas; joint Operating Agreements and other usual contracts used by the industry; financing and insurance among others.

About the Committee

The Oil and Gas Law Committee focuses on issues such as:

  • Exploration and production for all forms of hydrocarbons
  • Onshore and offshore oil and gas
  • Joint Operating Agreements and other usual contracts used by the industry
  • Financing and insurance
  • Comparative tax regimes
  • State participation and national oil companies
  • Trans-national pipelines storage and refining
  • Sales and shipping agreements
  • Alternative dispute resolutions
  • Exploration and production
  • Licensing, PSA, other regimes
  • Downstream issues
  • Oil and Gas trade and marketing
  • Natural Gas Transportation and Distribution
  • LNG chain
  • Hydrocarbons regulatory bodies and agencies

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From the Editor - March 2020

In the current global context, caused by the spread of SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, the oil and gas sector is facing a massive challenge, the scale of which is still to be seen. The coronavirus pandemic, and the drastic measures taken worldwide to counter the spread of coronavirus infections, has strongly affected oil demand demonstrated by a price war between Riyadh and Moscow and the price of oil barrels dropping significantly.

Released on Mar 08, 2020

From the Chair - March 2020

At the time of writing (early March), the economic and practical impacts of coronavirus on the oil and gas sector continue to play out and are moving at a pace that quickly renders any commentary on the situation out of date.

Released on Mar 08, 2020

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on production sharing contracts in Nigeria

This article discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Nigerian oil industry by presenting the current situation and comparing it to other states in the same region.

Subsoil users’ contractual obligations: recent trends in Kazakhstan’s courts

The four categories that subsoil users’ court disputes often fall into are: tax, customs, ecological and contractual. The vast majority of these cases involve investment disputes between investors and government agencies in the course of investment activity. The following article analyses court practice in Kazakhstan in recent years to identify trends in resolving disputes over contractual obligations.

Recent fiscal changes in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector

This article analyses the royalties that upstream companies operating in the deep offshore are now required to pay, particularly upstream companies who operate at water depths of greater than 1,000 metres. It explains what upstream companies will have their contracts reviewed as a result of stabilisation clauses in their agreements, and the reason why some IOCs will not have the same benefit. It also examines the introduction of the payment of withholding tax on dividends of shareholders

Scholarships

The IBA Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) normally offers a scholarship each year for a young lawyer, who would not normally be able to owing to financial constraints, to attend the IBA Annual Conference. Scholarship details are available here.

The IBA SEERIL, together with its Academic Advisory Group (AAG), are delighted to announce that they are again accepting applications from students requiring funding for advanced studies or research in the fields of energy and natural resources law. The scholarships and research grants, up to a total of £18,000 a year, and is open to students at any institution where at least one member of the faculty is an IBA/SEERIL member.

Subcommittees and other groups

The Oil and Gas Law Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • United Kingdom Energy Lawyers Group