3 Aug 2018

Across the universe of shale resources—a comparative assessment of the emerging legal foundations for unconventional energy

Outside the US, the commercial development of shale gas and oil will need to overcome significant legal and regulatory challenges if it is ever to take off. This study identifies several key features that have contributed to shale’s economic success in the US and applies them to three country settings where policy decisions have been taken to advance a shale resources agenda: Argentina, Colombia and the United Kingdom. Each country is at an initial stage in the development of its resources and has explored various legal instruments to advance its policy aims. In reviewing their experiences, we may be...

1 Aug 2018

Phasing in Renewables: Towards a prosperous and sustainable energy future in Kosovo

Professor Raphael Heffron has contributed to the leading German think tank report, Germanwatch’s report on ‘Phasing in Renewables'. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The full report can be accessed here...

30 Jul 2018

Professor Heffron contributes to new EU report on CCS

The Zero Emissions Platform has published a new report "Role of CCUS in a below 2 degrees scenario". The report concludes that "CCS is available today, constitutes an essential part of the lowest cost solution, and is particularly necessary for reducing emissions from 'hard to mitigate' sectors such as industrial processes and distributed heating". The report also states that as part of the lowest cost pathway to delivering long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions, CCUS enables a ‘just transition’. This is one that is perceived as not unduly costly to people locally and globally.  ...

27 Jul 2018

University academics among new YAS members

University of Dundee researchers Dr Ayse Cinar and Professor Raphael Heffron are among the newest cohort of members appointed to the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS). In all, 53 men and women in their early-to-mid careers from across Scotland make up the fifth intake of appointees since YAS was founded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011. They will join existing members in realising its mission to achieve transformative societal change through citizenship, innovation, collaboration, evidence, and leadership. Full article here...

23 Jul 2018

CEPMLP graduate at heart of drive to increase female board representation in African firms

A graduate of the CEPMLP is at the heart of a drive to increase female board representation in African companies. Marcia Ashong, who is the co-founder and executive director of TheBoardroom Africa, did a Masters of Law degree at CEPMLP. She and Tasmin Jones, her fellow executive director, co-founded the organisation to provide a network of board-ready women executives across Africa. The organisation provides an online platform to link development finance organisations, private equity funds and corporations with peer-endorsed female candidates. It provides training, research and curating a database of women...

CEPMLP graduate at heart of drive to increase female board representation in African firms

23 Jul 2018

CEPMLP CPD Programmes, Autumn 2018 - join us!

Our seminars, conferences and professional development courses cover a wide variety of areas for the natural resource and energy sectors. Whether you are a delegate from academia, industry, government or ministries, we can offer you a forum for theoretical and practical interaction: Gas Sales and Purchase Agreements, 10-12 September 2018 LNG Supply Agreements, 13 & 14 September 2018 Petroleum Pipelines: Construction, Operation, Regulation and Rate Making, 17-19 September 2018 Applied Petroleum Economics and Policy, 2 & 3 October 2018 Upstream Financial Modelling, 4 & 5 October 20...

27 Jun 2018

The 2nd Dundee Energy Forum - Evolving Global Energy and Resources Landscape: Law, Policy and Economics

This event, held on campus on 25th and 26th June 2018, followed the highly successful CEPMLP@40 anniversary seminar in May 2017. CEPMLP convened the Forum jointly with the International Energy Forum (IEF) and it was kindly sponsored by the School of Social Sciences and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. Over 200 attendees from around the world attended with many CEPMLP alumni returning to Dundee to participate, present papers and reunite with academics and the University. In line with the mission of the IEF, the emphasis was on cooperative approaches that span producers, consumers and transit states....

The 2nd Dundee Energy Forum - Evolving Global Energy and Resources Landscape: Law, Policy and Economics

21 Jun 2018

Summer Graduation 2018

47 students from CEPMLP had their degrees conferred today, 21st June 2018, at the University of Dundee's graduation ceremony at the Caird Hall. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all graduands, wish them all the very best in their future careers and also remind them to keep in touch! Particular mention is given to the winners of the following prizes: The Laszlo Gombos Prize, awarded to the top-ranking LLM student, presented to Alvaro Klauer. This is awarded by the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust; The Paul Stevens Prize, awarded t...

Summer Graduation 2018

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