International Oil and Gas law : Law School : The University of Western Australia

Law School

International Oil and Gas law

Perth High Rises

Executive Education

This workshop explains the workings of international oil and gas regimes including the contracts used by the host countries.

Lawyers, government officials and oil and gas company personnel who require an appreciation of international oil and gas law will benefit from the expertise gained in this course.

The International Oil and Gas Law course will explore:

  • characteristics of modern oil and gas law regimes
  • international legal rules applicable to international boundaries
  • critical terms of production sharing contracts and other arrangements (eg. work programmes, distribution of production)
  • negotiations with host countries
  • international engineering and procurement.

International oil and gas law is a highly practical and dynamic course. Real life examples will be used to emphasise and illustrate the concepts taught during the sessions.

Details and Registration

This unit will next run in 2019

Short course coordinator

Prof J. ChandlerJohn Chandler LLB S’ton

John is Co-Director of the Faculty of Law’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.

The course will be led by John Chandler, Associate Director, Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law. John is a dynamic and engaging presenter with over 30 years experience in the resources industry.

Workshop Presenter

Prof J. Weaver

Professor Jacqueline Lang Weaver

Jacqueline L. Weaver is the A.A. White Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center.  Her teaching and research interests cover oil and gas law, energy law and policy, international petroleum, and environmental and natural resources law. She has lectured on topics in international petroleum transactions in Africa (Uganda, Namibia, and Luanda), Kazakhstan (as a Fulbright scholar), Lisbon, China and Bangkok. 

She is a co-author of Smith and Weaver, The Texas Law of Oil and Gas; a national casebook titled Energy, Economics and the Environment; another casebook titled International Petroleum Transactions (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fd. Press) and the treatise International Petroleum Exploration & Exploitation Agreements (Barrows 2009). 


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