Australian Oil and Gas Law : Law School : The University of Western Australia

Law School

Australian Oil and Gas Law

The workshop will be accessible not only to lawyers entering the field, but also to those already concerned with oil and gas issues, government officials, resource company personnel, and others who seek to improve their expertise in oil and gas law.

This workshop provides a working knowledge of Australian Oil and Gas Law. Topics covered include:

  • the legal nature and protection of oil and gas exploration and production rights, both generally and in Australia
  • the Australian regulatory and licensing regime
  • control of operations
  • health safety and environmental regulation
  • issues relating to onshore petroleum
  • regulation of downstream operations including gas codes
  • fiscal arrangements.

A full set of reading materials will be distributed. Plenary sessions, in the form of lectures interspersed with class discussion, will be supplemented by small-group sessions examining in greater detail concrete or topical problems in the framing or application of the law.

Details and Registration

20 - 22 March 2018
Venue: The University of Western Australia

2.94, Law Postgraduate Teaching Room
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $2,530.00 x 3 day short course
Registration: Registration will open in late 2017

Workshop presenter and short course coordinator

Picture of Professor John ChandlerJohn Chandler LLB S?ton

John is Co-Director of the UWA Law School's Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law. John has been a practising lawyer for over 40 years specialising in mining and petroleum development and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his teaching and research interests which include oil and gas law, corporate governance and resource investment.



Guest Speakers

  • Members of the Resources and Energy Law Association (AMPLA)
  • Members of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) Australia/Asia chapter
  • Other leading specialists in oil and gas law drawn from private practice and in-house counsel.

Continuing Professional Points (CPD)

  • Full attendance entitles a legal practitioner to claim six points in Competency Areas 2 and 4 information


UWA Law School 
Student Experience: (08) 6488 2091

Before registration closing date - an administrative charge of 20% of registration will be deducted
After registration closing date and up to one day before the event - a cancellation fee of 50% will apply
No refund is available for non-attendance