8 Jun 2018

Rio Tinto Scholarships to study LLM Mineral Law and Policy

Rio Tinto plc, together with CEPMLP, acknowledges the importance of contributing worldwide to sustainable mineral resources development. As part of the Rio Tinto/CEPMLP Partnering Agreement, we are delighted to inform you that we are offering three fully funded postgraduate scholarships leading to the LLM in Mineral Law and Policy. This offer is for the academic session 2018/2019 which covers September 2018 and January 2019 entrants. Application deadline Friday 22nd June 2018 The award will offer the successful candidate: Payment of academic tuition fees 12 monthly stipends for living expenses for a sing...

25 May 2018

CEPMLP Alumnus appointed as Director General of Oil and Gas

Djoko Siswanto, a CPMLP graduate, has been appointed Director General of Oil and Gas at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) of the Republic of Indonesia. He obtained his MBA in Oil & Gas Management from the Center in 2002. Prior to his current position, he held various positions within the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, among others: - Deputy of Procurement Control of SKK Migas, 2018-2018 - Director of Upstream Oil and Gas Business Development Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, 2015-2016 - Director of Natural Gas BPH Migas, 2014-2015   - Secretary of BP...

CEPMLP Alumnus appointed as Director General of Oil and Gas

25 Apr 2018

Will Brexit derail Scotland's prospering renewable energy industry?

Around one-quarter of the UK’s current renewable energy generation capacity is in Scotland and it is estimated that a quarter of the renewable energy potential in all of Europe could be found here in the future, both on-land and offshore. If properly tapped, especially through offshore wind and tidal projects, this immense clean electricity source could contribute greatly to meeting the UK’s carbon reduction targets. Brexit, however, has the potential to derail this progress. Our discussions of national and EU energy policy are usually influenced by a so-called ‘energy trilemma’: co...

16 Apr 2018

First Minister witnesses signing of agreement with China University of Petroleum Beijing (CUPB)

Witnessed by the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, a collaboration agreement between the University of Dundee and China University of Petroleum – Beijing (CUPB) was signed by Ms Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal, University of Dundee and Professor Gensheng Li, Vice-President of CUPB on 9 April in Beijing as part of the First Minister’s official visit to China. Also present were Dr Xiaoyi (Shawn) Mu from CEPMLP, Dr Qi Zhang and Dr Xiaoguang Wang from Academy of China Energy Strategies, CUPB. The signing of the agreement launches the MSc in Energy Finance dual degree programme. This is an...

First Minister witnesses signing of agreement with China University of Petroleum Beijing (CUPB)

29 Mar 2018

Interdisciplinary reflections on transboundary energy resources

To a large extent, the world’s energy resources are marine, both oil and gas and increasingly renewables. The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the universally applicable codification of international law, subjects these resources to a nationalising approach. It allocates resources exclusively to one or another coastal state. The vehicle are the concepts ‘continental shelf’ (which entails rights to exploit seabed resources, such as petroleum) and the ‘exclusive economic zone’ (which entails rights to exploit resources in the water column). In reality, however,...

28 Mar 2018

Mining and Law: 8 tips for young attorneys

A few months ago, I travelled through the Black Forest in southwest Germany. This was a magical trip, with impeccable highways, small towns with their traditional architecture and culture, pine trees, rivers, waterfalls, incredible natural scenery and… mining. The apparent paradox between environmental preservation of the forest and mining at this location raised several legal questions about this activity, and indicates the existence of a relevant area of law for young attorneys. Mining is a fascinating economic activity. Transforming mineral resources into wealth is a difficult, time-consuming an...

8 Mar 2018

PhD Studentships available for CEPMLP and other disciplines within School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences is pleased to announce 3 fully-funded studentships across the following disciplines:  Accounting & Finance Architecture Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) Economic Studies Geography & Environmental Science Law Management Studies Politics Psychology Town & Regional Planning As part of a large, growing and supportive research community, the successful candidate will also benefit from being a member of the Institute of Social Science Research and the wider University research community. Applicants are expected to have an excellent ...

7 Mar 2018

European and Global Challenges to the Future of Gas: unburnable or unaffordable?

On March 7, 2018, Professor Jonathan Stern, a visiting lecturer from the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, delivered a lecturer on the topic: "European and Global Challenges to the Future of Gas: unburnable or unaffordable?" at CEPMLP's Wednesday Visiting Speaker Series. Professor Jonathan Stern is the founder of the OIES Natural Gas Research Programme and an honorary professor at CEPMLP. He is also a visiting professor at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. Prof Stern's lecture was centred on the future of natural gas supply and demand. According to him, international prices a...

European and Global Challenges to the Future of Gas: unburnable or unaffordable?

27 Feb 2018

CEPMLP welcomes the Dundee Student Chapter of the British Institute of Economics

The newly accredited Dundee Student Chapter of the British Institute of Energy Economics had their inaugural meeting on Thursday 8th February 2018 to introduce the Society and its benefits to its members. In attendance was the Patron and Advisor of the Society – Dr Xiaoyi Mu and other members of the CEPMLP Energy Economics Team – Dr Rafael Macatangay and Dr Ariel Bergmann. During the meeting, CEPMLP academics shared their various experiences on the importance of being a member of a student chapter of a professional body and the numerous opportunities it presents for personal, academic...

CEPMLP welcomes the Dundee Student Chapter of the British Institute of Economics

21 Feb 2018

Creating Joint Ventures in the Oil and Gas Industry – Lessons Learned from BP’s Entry to Russia

Last week’s CEPMLP Wednesday Visiting Speaker was Mr Norrie Stanley, a former SVP for BP Gas, Power and Renewables. On 21 February 2018, Norrie gave a very insightful presentation on the topic: “Creating Joint Ventures in the Oil and Gas Industry – Lessons Learned from BP’s Entry to Russia”. Qualified as a Chemical Engineer, Norrie Stanley has an MBA from Strathclyde University and is a Chartered Management Accountant with rich experience in the Oil and Gas industry. During his presentation, Norrie shared his experience as the head of BP's operations in Russia following the f...

Creating Joint Ventures in the Oil and Gas Industry – Lessons Learned from BP’s Entry to Russia