3 Dec 2019

Cream-skimming, gold-plating, MER: designing an effective petroleum resource management regime

Chaired by CEPMLP director Professor Peter Cameron, the Centre was honoured to host Professor Terence Daintith as the Wednesday Visiting Speaker. Terence Daintith founded what is now CEPMLP in 1977 when he was Professor of Public Law in the University and was its first Director.  Before that, he taught at the Universities of California (Berkeley) and Edinburgh.   He left the Centre in 1983 and subsequently held appointments as research professor at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy; as Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and then as Dean of the School of A...

Cream-skimming, gold-plating, MER: designing an effective petroleum resource management regime

25 Nov 2019

Fun, Flying and Business Success - The Merlin ERD Journey

The CEPMLP Wednesday Visiting Speaker series continued 20th November 2019 with Mr. Iain Hutchison the founder of Merlin ERD. Iain is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He joined Marathon Oil in Aberdeen as a Drilling Engineer after graduating in 1991 and completed assignments in Production & Reservoir depts. Positions with Anadarko, Shell, Apache, and Woodside allowed him to work around the world on a variety of drilling projects. In 2007 he returned to Scotland and founded Merlin ERD Limited, which has become the industry leader in complex drilling. ...

Fun, Flying and Business Success - The Merlin ERD Journey

18 Nov 2019

Energy Regulation in Great Britain

On 13th November 2019 CEPMLP’s Wednesday Visiting Speaker Series featured David Ashbourne from Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) who spoke about ‘Energy Regulation in Great Britain’. David Ashbourne is a partner and advisor to the Ofgem Board and honorary lecturer of CEPMLP.  He has unique expertise in the Energy Sector having spent 15 years working in the major energy companies (British Gas, BG, Transco and National Grid) and working as the senior lawyer within Ofgem and for the last 15 years, dealing with infrastructure and charging matters and advising the Ofgem Board....

Energy Regulation in Great Britain

11 Nov 2019

CEPMLP PhD Student delivers talk at OPEC Workshop

As a result of the 2019 CEPMLP Dundee Energy Forum, Theresia Betty Sumarno, a PhD Candidate was invited to deliver a talk at the 1st  OPEC – ECS – OFID ANNUAL LEGAL WORKSHOP. She  presented on "Attracting Energy Investment through Taxation Policy, a Case Study on Coal Bed Methane Fiscal Regimes in Indonesia, the U.S. and Australia." The workshop was attended by representatives from OPEC Member Countries, consultancies, as well as international energy institutions.    Theresia started her talk with an introduction, and then spoke about the advantages and opportuniti...

CEPMLP PhD Student delivers talk at OPEC Workshop

11 Nov 2019

Dr Manny Macatangay delivers a presentation on the threat of regulatory capture at the 37th IAEE/USAEE North American Conference in Denver, Colorado, USA

Dr Manny Macatangay, CEPMLP Lecturer in Energy Economics, delivered a presentation “Managing the threat of regulatory capture under the European Energy Union” at the 37th IAEE/USAEE North American Conference “Energy Transitions in the 21st Century,” November 3-6, 2019, Denver, Colorado, USA. The International Association for Energy Economics (“IAEE”) is a professional organization striving to provide an interdisciplinary forum for those with an interest in energy economics. The United States Association for Energy Economics (“USAEE”) is the US affiliate of th...

Dr Manny Macatangay delivers a presentation on the threat of regulatory capture at the 37th IAEE/USAEE North American Conference in Denver, Colorado, USA

11 Nov 2019

CEPMLP Student secures prestigious internship

CEPMLP student Jeremy Odor has secured a prestigious internship at the UNFCCC Secretariat – Legal Affairs, following submission of his writing and an interview....

CEPMLP Student secures prestigious internship

11 Nov 2019

Due Diligence for International Mining transactions

Chaired by Associate Dean Ms. Janeth Warden-Fernandez, CEPMLP Wednesday Visiting Speaker series continued on 6th November 2019 with Ms. Cecilia Siac who spoke about ‘Due diligence for International Mining Transactions’. Cecilia Siac is an international mining law lawyer, listed in the 1999 through to 2006 UK publications “The International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers”. She has more than 26 years of professional experience, in mining law and regulations, mining contracts, mining cadastres and due diligence in Africa, Europe and Latin America. She provides advice to mining compa...

Due Diligence for International Mining transactions

4 Nov 2019

Land Rights in the perspective of Energy and Mining Projects in Uganda.

CEPMLP’s Dr. Victoria Nalule, a Research Fellow at the Extractive Hub was invited as an Energy Expert Witness before the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters in Uganda chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire. Her presentation focused on Land Rights in the perspective of Energy and Mining Projects in Uganda. Following her presentation, the Commission formally requested for a policy brief on the subject aimed at guiding policy makers with respect to land and extractives in Uganda. Further, facilitated by Ms. Mariam Kiggundu, the Hub Champion for Uganda, Dr. Nalule also held various meetings with ...

Land Rights in the perspective of Energy and Mining Projects in Uganda.

4 Nov 2019

Oil and Gas Joint Venture Agreements Masterclass

CEPMLP organized a master class on oil and gas joint ventures on 23-24 October, 2019. The facilitators of the master class were Mr. Jon Suller and Mr. Norrie Stanley. Jon has a Geological and Reservoir Engineering background, worked for BP in US and the North Sea before moving to the commercial side of the sector. He has extensive experience in economic evaluation, risk modelling, contract development and negotiations. He also led the commercial development of BP’s ETAP and HPHT Field in the Central North Sea. Norrie was previously Senior Vice President Commercial for BP Exploration & Production ...

Oil and Gas Joint Venture Agreements Masterclass

31 Oct 2019

Wednesday Speaker Dr Darren McCauley

This week’s Wednesday visiting speaker was Dr Darren McCauley from University of St. Andrews who spoke about achieving energy justice in the global south. The talk was chaired by Dr Thomas Muinzer. Dr. Darren McCauley is Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Development at the University of St. Andrews. He is notably the Director of the St. Andrews Sustainability Institute. He also established and leads the joint St. Andrews - Moscow State Arctic Research Centre. He has extensive research experience in the fields of energy justice and the just transition. His research has been funded by a wide range of exte...

Wednesday Speaker Dr Darren McCauley