DOLFIN Directors Present at Africa Upstream 2016

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Professor Pieter Bekker, CEPMLP Chair in International Law, and CEPMLP Honorary Lecturer Robert van de Poll gave a joint presentation on “Predicting Africa’s Disputed Blue Boundaries Through a Law and Science Approach” at the AFRICA UPSTREAM conference during Africa Oil Week in Cape Town, South Africa, on 1 November 2016.  This marked the first time that the conference featured a joint presentation at the plenary. Africa Oil Week is the premier international oil and gas event for Sub-Saharan and Maghreb-North Africa which annually attracts over 1,200 delegates, including high-ranking...

How effectively has Ghana implemented its policy for large-scale renewable electricity deployment: a qualitative assessment

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Recent CEPMLP graduate, Joseph Nii Tettey Ashong has recently been published in the Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review. The article examines how Ghana’s energy policy promotes large-scale deployment of renewable electricity. Using a qualitative assessment framework adapted from Yoon and Sim (2015), the study makes broad investigations into how effectively Ghana has implemented its policy for large-scale renewable electricity deployment. The paper concludes that the country’s RE success is nominal and most likely would not meet its 10% by 2020 target; the assessment reveals that Ghana’...

CEPMLP co-sponsorship of the 4th Annual Conference on International Energy Arbitration

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CEPMLP are pleased to announce that we will be co-sponsoring the 4th Annual ITA-IEL-ICC joint conference on international energy arbitration which will be held in Houston, Texas, on 12th and 13th January 2017. Overview ITA, IEL and ICC combine again to present their 4th annual review of the year past and the year ahead in the arbitration of international disputes in the energy industry. Led by co-chairs Suzana Blades (ConocoPhillips, Houston), Juliet Blanch (Weil, London) and Jim Tancula (Mayer Brown, Chicago), the conference will begin on Thursday afternoon with a review of recurring ethical dilemmas le...

Energy and Climate Leaving the EU: Implications of leaving the EU for UK Energy Policy

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Professor Peter Cameron and Ms Gokce Mete from CEPMLP have submitted a paper to the The Energy and Climate Change Committee House of Commons, Westminster which investigates the effects of Brexit on UK Energy Policy. The paper summarises • Attempts to retain a post-Brexit link with the EU in energy are challenged by the unfinished and evolving nature of the Single Energy Market (SEM) • A major aim should be to ensure that the transition does not lead to a hiatus in investment in energy projects • UK participation in the SEM is likely to be replaced by a need for coordination mechanisms Access...

CEPMLP academic contributes to training on Production Sharing Agreements for Somalia Government Officials

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Somalia’s offshore potential oil and gas reserves has garnered the attention of many international oil companies. The potential of these reserves, if managed well, will provide consistent revenue streams that could catalyse the economic development of Somalia. The Federal Government of Somalia is planning ahead to ensure that it avoids the “resource curse” that has troubled many countries when new resources are discovered. To that end, the Somali government reached out to the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) for support in preparing its technical ministries for the negotiation of any...

The Scholarship 2016 winner announced

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This year’s edition of Ghana’s sizzling and educative radio reality quiz show, ‘The Scholarship’, saw 9 final candidates compete for the grand prize of a full scholarship to study at CEPMLP.  The Scholarship is organised and promoted by GSA (Go Study Abroad), Joy FM and the University of Dundee. After 6 weeks of gruelling and intensive knowledge filled competition, Dennis Asare has emerged the winner. The weeks saw various activities on and off radio, such as quizzes on general knowledge and the participants were also tasked to research on particular topics and to present on ra...

Extractives Resource Hub Project Meeting

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Professor Peter Cameron, CEPMLP staff working on the UK government-funded Extractives Resource Hub project, and CEPMLP Postgraduate students, held wide-ranging and informative discussions with Adam Smith International (ASI) consultants, on the subject of Africa's mining and petroleum sectors.  The occasion for the visit was joint CEPMLP-ASI planning of the further implementation of this online, multidisciplinary, project, which will launch in February 2017 at Mining Indaba, Cape Town, and will assist specific African & Asian countries get the best development outcomes from natural resource extrac...

UK Oil and Gas Law Seminar 2016

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The annual UK Oil and Gas Law Seminar organised by CEPMLP in conjunction with CMS Cameron McKenna will take place in the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews from 25th - 27th October 2016. In an era of low oil prices and falling production, the challenges for new projects and existing projects are immense. Low prices put pressure on the contractual allocation of risk. This seminar will take an intensive look at the regulatory and contractual mechanisms of the UK oil and gas sector. This 3-day seminar will follow the barrel from exploration, through appraisal, to production and eventual decommisionning. The ...

CEPMLP seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Energy Regulation

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As we approach our 40th anniversary year, CEPMLP, located in the School of Social Sciences, is seeking to make a special academic appointment in the field of energy regulation.  We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate to enhance the excellence in teaching and research in Energy Regulation. The successful candidate would be expected to take an active role in the teaching of our successful Energy and Natural Resources programmes as well as support our LLM teaching, which includes an LLM in Energy Regulation, and any new programmes we will develop in the field. In addition t...

CEPMLP specialists consult with the International Monetary Fund

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On Friday 29th July 2016, CEPMLP Director, Professor Peter Cameron and Senior Lecturer in Energy Law, Stephen Dow, met with representatives of the International Monetary Fund within the Scottish Arbitration Centre in Edinburgh. The meeting was called to consult and advise Government officials, stakeholders and experts about a Fiscal Transparency Evaluation which had been requested by HM Treasury. The evaluation of petroleum revenue transparency will use a special Fiscal Transparency Code to assess Government reporting practices across the public revenue management process. This framework is being used to c...

CEPMLP Mining Group visits Paris, London and Skelletea (Sweden)

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View this full article plus photos in printable PDF format here Throughout the modules comprising the LL.M pathway in Mineral Law & Policy, candidates learn about the multi-layered nature of law and governance in the sector; the diversity of stakeholders shaping up governance initiatives; the global dynamics of the industry (in contrast to its local impacts), and the skills required from lawyers in increasingly challenging environments. Knowledge about the law and skills for problem-solving are anchored in economics, financing and business drivers, and in the conceptual frameworks and debates about min...

A welcome break to the West Highlands

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On 19 July, as a welcome break for our International postgraduate masters and research students, Elaine Leong and Donna Hendry led the group together with their friends and family on a trip to the West Highlands. Law, Politics, Business and Finance among other disciplines were all represented in glorious sunshine.  There were a few stops on the tour, although the scenery enroute was itself the attraction, passing lochs and glorious mountains.  They had a wonderful day taking in the sights, which included witnessing the scenic landscape of Laggan, the Commando Memorial with breathtaking views over...

External Aspect of the Energy Union and Multilateral Energy Transport Framework

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Attn. Gokce Mete, PhD Candidate at University of Dundee and Research Fellow at the Extractives Hub, presented a paper titled “External Aspect of the Energy Union and Multilateral Energy Transport Framework” in a workshop of the University of Oxford Faculty of Law, International Environmental Law Interest Group, Association of Society of International Law and the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab on “Regulating the Energy Transition: Issues at the Intersection of Energy and Environmental Law”. The event was held at All Souls College, University of Oxford, on Thursday, 30 ...

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries

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Looking for additional funding?  Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas... If you are starting a postgraduate course in the academic year 2016-17 you are eligible to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary. Each bursary is worth £500 and they are open to students from anywhere in the world. It is one of the simplest and quickest forms to fill in – it’ll take you less than 5 minutes to apply – that’s 5 minutes’ work for £500! And they have a postgraduate bursary suitable for everyone – so what ...

CEPMLP pleased to welcome Scottish Development International

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The Centre was delighted to welcome a team from Scottish Development International to Dundee today.  The team, which comprised country representatives from Accra, Copenhagen, Dubai, Moscow and Saudi Arabia, came to hear about education and training opportunities available through our Centre and the wider University of Dundee.  During the visit, academic staff and PhD candidates from the Centre were able to update on current developments in the industry and to provide information on developments in the respective markets, namely Middle East, Western Africa, Russia & Caspian and Norwa...

Fiscal Regimes for Extractive Industries: Old Problems and New Challenges

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CEPMLP Professor, Philip Daniel, has been on campus this week and today delivered a guest lecture to a large audience comprising CEPMLP students and academic staff.  The talk was entitled "Fiscal Regimes for Extractive Industries: Old Problems and New Challenges". It is always a pleasure to welcome our global faculty to Dundee!...

The Natural Resources Sector as an Anchor for Sustainable Development

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Professor Peter Cameron was recently published in the Law in Transition Journal, described as the journal for governments, international organisations, legal practitioners and others active in promoting commercial and financial law reform in transition countries. The article entitled "The Natural Resources Sector as an Anchor for Sustainable Development:  Linking Sustainability to Development in the Extractive Sector" can be accessed here The article identifies four key sustainability challenges facing governments in the extractives industries sector today and examines the development challenge in par...

Summer Graduation 2016

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99 students from CEPMLP and the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science had their degrees conferred today, 23rd June 2016, at the University of Dundee's graduation ceremony at the Caird Hall. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all graduates, to wish them all the very best in their future careers and also to 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 Mr Chad O’Hare. This is awarded by the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and ...

CEPMLP Consultation Meeting No.2 - Extractives Resources Hub project

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The second consultation meeting about the Extractives Resources Hub was held last week.  14 people attended the meeting, namely Masters and PhD Candidates of CEPMLP; and project staff members Professor Peter Cameron, Gokce Mete, and Daniel Gilbert. The following countries of origin were represented in the consultation event: Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, UK and Venezuela. Where student participants had employer relations, the employers included government Ministries from some of the above countries, and international oil companies operating in those countries. Key Points...

CEPMLP Alumnus Dr Sun Xiansheng Elected as New IEF Secretary-General

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Earlier this month, Professor Sun Xiansheng, who graduated PhD and LLM from CEPMLP in the 1990s, was elected as Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), with more than two thirds of the vote of the IEF Executive Committee in Vienna. Headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and established in 2002, the IEF is an inter-governmental energy organisation. It comprises more than 80 member states and is one of the most inclusive platforms for dialogue for both energy producers and consumers to discuss issues of common interest pertaining to the global energy scene. The IEF ...

CEPMLP Arbitration Students Complete Field Trip

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Professor Pieter Bekker, CEPMLP Chair in International Law, led a group of 14 students from Colombia, Eritrea, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nigeria and Peru enrolled in the module “International Arbitration: Practical Exercises” on a field trip to the Scottish capital Edinburgh on 27 May 2016. The format of this highly interactive module is unique in that it introduces the participating students to the “A through Z” of international arbitration through a combination of lectures and four in-class assessments over a five-day period.  Firstly, the students team up to negotiate and draf...

Scottish Arbitration Centre supports the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge

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The Scottish Arbitration Centre has welcomed the introduction of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge and Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Centre, signed the Pledge at its official launch in London on 18 May. The Pledge aims to increase the representation of women in arbitration and to encourage the appointment of women as arbitrators on an equal opportunity basis. Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), first called for such a pledge in 2014 at the ICCA Congress in Miami, at which Mr Mackenzie was present to hear her speak o...

Escalated interactions between EU energy law and the Energy Charter Treaty

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Ernesto Bonafé, PhD, Trade and Regulatory Expert at the Secretariat of the Energy Charter Treaty and Gökçe Mete, CEPMLP and Visiting Scholar at The Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute of Queen Mary University of London, have recently been published in the Journal of World Energy Law and Business. The Abstract reads:  The European Union (EU) has a recognized international legal personality and it has signed the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) as a Regional Economic Integration Organization (REIO). As a result, the ECT, the EU and national legislation together establish differ...

DOLFIN Directors Selected to Present at AFRICA UPSTREAM 2016

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Professor Pieter Bekker, CEPMLP Chair in International Law, and CEPMLP Honorary Lecturer Robert van de Poll have been selected by the organisers of the AFRICA UPSTREAM 2016 Conference to give a joint presentation on “Predicting Africa’s Disputed Blue Boundaries Through a Law and Science Approach.”  The conference, which is part of the 23rd Africa Oil Week, will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa from 1-4 November 2016.  Africa Oil Week is the premier international oil and gas event for Sub-Saharan and Maghreb-North Africa which annually attr...

Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US

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CEPMLP Director, Professor Peter Cameron and PhD Candidate, Ms Gokce Mete, have recently been published in a new publication "Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US", described as a compendium of over 120 chapters giving you new ideas for implementing energy law and policy.  Professor Cameron has written chapter 5 "Renewable Energy Disputes" and Ms Mete has written chapter 66 "The EU Network Codes and Prospects of Cross-Border Natural Gas Pipeline Projects". From evaluating policy delivery on wind farms in Texas in the US, to developing nuclear power in the Middle East, this book p...

Visit to China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB)

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During a recent visit to the China University of Petroleum in Beijing (CUPB) an MOU was signed by Ms Wendy Alexander, Vice Principal UoD (International) and CUPB President, Professor Zhang Laibin. An agreement to develop a dual Masters Programme will see students recruited by CUPB study a first year in China then travel to Dundee to undertake an MSc in year two, finally returning to China to complete their studies. An undergraduate model is also under development whereby students study for three years in China, complete a year in Dundee studying a business discipline and a final year studyin...

DFID-ESRC Research Grant, “Chinese national oil companies and the economic development of African oil producers”, first Advisory Meeting

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On 21-22 April 2016 the first Advisory Meeting of the DFID-ESRC Project was held in Dundee co-hosted by CEPMLP and led by Dr Janet Xuanli Liao from UoD, and PI of the project Professor Giles Mohan from the Open University, The two-day Advisory Meeting involved a number of internationally renowned specialists on China’s energy strategies towards different regions, including Dr Erica Downs (Eurasia Group headquarters in New York), Prof Mikkal Herberg (The National Bureau of Asian Research, USA), Dr Alex Vines (Chatham House), Dr Susana Moreira (World Bank), Dr Monique Taylor (National University o...

MSc Managing in the Energy Industries - fully funded places still available for September 2016

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The energy industries, which include power, oil and gas, mining and alternative energy, are among the few that are growing worldwide.  Demand for managers with specific knowledge of these industries is high, so this course is aimed at developing those who seek to establish or further their careers in these industries achieve their ambitions. The course aims are to develop the required knowledge, skills and other attributes (KSAs) that employers in the energy industries consider essential for managers to pursue their career ambitions.  Participants will learn about the fundamentals of different en...

Sustainable mining: Managing and mitigating environmental and biodiversity impacts of the Guyana Goldfields

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CECHR Lunchtime Lecture – Thursday 12th May, 12.30-14.30, Carnegie Lecture Theatre The lecture will be followed by a light lunch. Reed Huppman, who is the Vice President, Sustainability and Health & Safety, Guyana Goldfields Inc. will be delivering a CECHR/CEPMLP lecture on the 12th of May entitled ‘Sustainable mining: managing and mitigating environmental and biodiversity impacts of the Guyana Goldfields’.  Reed is an expert geologist and geomorphologist with applied experiences all over the world, most recently he has spent considerable time working with mining operation in Guy...

New appointments to the CEPMLP team

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CEPMLP is pleased to confirm that the first two new staff to be hired on the Extractives Resources Hub project have been appointed.  These are Daniel Gilbert as Project Manager, and Gokce Mete as Hub Content Manager. The Extractive Resources Hub project will establish a knowledge hub for DfID to connect to governments in selected countries in Africa and Asia, building on the expertise acquired under the Extractives Industries Source Book project, which was funded by the World Bank.  This is a four year project, to be carried out jointly with Adam Smith International, based in London.  B...

Scottish Arbitration Centre celebrates fifth anniversary

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The Scottish Arbitration Centre celebrated its fifth anniversary with an event at its premises on Princes Street on 11 April.  The Centre was launched by Fergus Ewing MSP, the then Minister for Community Safety, at its original premises in Hunter Square in March 2011.  The Centre is a non-profit company limited by guarantee made up of the Law Society of Scotland, the Faculty of Advocates, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Scottish Ministers.  The Centre promotes Scottish arbitration and Scotland as seat and venue for arbitration.&nb...

Dundee the UK’s best in Times Higher Education `150 Under 50’

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The University of Dundee has been revealed as the top ranking UK institution in the Times Higher Education '150 under 50 2016’, a ranking of the world’s top universities under 50 years of age. Dundee is the best of 25 UK institutions included in the rankings (the most of any country) and the only one to appear in the top 40 places. “The Times Higher Education 150 under 50 rankings showcase the best of the emerging universities around the globe so we are in good company and delighted to be among the top 20 and top in the UK,” said Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancel...

Dr Johannes Walzebuck appointed as Lecturer at CEPMLP

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Dr Johannes Walzebuck, who has worked for many years as an executive and manager in the international oil and gas industry for Shell and ExxonMobil, has been appointed as Honorary Lecturer at CEPMLP.  He gained experience in many international assignments, in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Caspian and in Asia. He is a geologist by training with expertise in business management, and has engaged with CEPMLP Masters and PhD students on previous occasions, discussing petroleum laws, contracts and policies. After more than 34 years of service in the oil and gas Industry he retired in March 20...

Matteo Barra talks on global rules for energy transition investments

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Matteo Barra from the Energy Charter Secretariat concluded our visiting speaker series today with a talk entitled "International Energy Charter: global rules for energy transition investments". Matteo Barra is Expert on Investment at Energy Charter Secretariat (2013), acting mainly on ECT investment provisions and dispute settlement.  He is in charge of monitoring energy policy developments in Energy Charter Treaty member countries in relation to foreign investment.  His main tasks include the advancement of dispute settlement mechanisms and investment arbitration.  He regularly support...

Mining Governance and Infrastructure - Discussion session

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Last Saturday, CEPMLP welcomed Dr Sven Renner (Head of Extractives & Development Program) and Åsa Borssén (Researcher) both with BGR, and Dr Nicolas di Boscio (Chief Economic Development) with Rio Tinto for a discussion session on mining governance and infrastructure.  Professor David Mares (University of California, San Diego) also joined the discussion. Sven started the session by challenging the common wisdom about "who is rich" when discussing the potential of "resource rich" countries to lever their natural resources to unlock development.  Åsa followed with a tho...

Global students celebrate Chevening success

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Students from countries including Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan, Ghana, Lebanon and Iraq, who won prestigious Chevening Scholarships, had their successes celebrated today with a special reception, hosted by Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal of the University of Dundee, and Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International). The students are studying a range of postgraduate courses at Dundee, including energy policy management, computing, dentistry and anatomy.  Ten of the scholars are studying at CEPMLP. The University’s Senior International Officer Fahd Asif said, “We are de...

DOLFIN Directors Present Short Course at IMLI in Malta

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Professor Pieter Bekker, CEPMLP Chair in International Law, and Robert van de Poll, a CEPMLP Honorary Lecturer, presented a Short Course on “The Law and Science of Maritime Boundaries” at the invitation of the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta on 14-15 March 2016. IMLI, which was established at the University of Malta under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations Specialised Agency, is directed by Professor David J. Attard, who also serves as a Judge on the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg. The IMLI Short Cours...

Håkan Tarras-Wahlberg on Mining Companies and Local Community Support

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Håkan Tarras-Wahlberg, Managing Director at Swedish Geological AB, presented a talk today entitled "Mining Companies & Local Community Support: Experiences and Findings from Sweden & South Africa".  This formed part of our visiting speaker series which will conclude next week. Dr Tarras-Wahlberg holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology (Cape Town) and MPhil and PhD degrees in Geography (CANTAB).  He has close to 20 years of work experience as an expert and consultant in the mining and other natural resource sectors, encompassing the fields of mining sector development, environmental management...

Dennis Stickley talks on the understanding of oil prices

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Dennis Stickley, CEPMLP Honorary Lecturer, was welcomed to the Centre on 10th March to deliver a talk entitled "A Good Sweating: Understanding Oil Prices and their Wider Implications" as part of the CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series. Mr Stickley is an international legal expert in petroleum law.  He is a qualified lawyer in the United States as well as New Zealand and has been listed in the Guide to the World's Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers. He has received the degrees of Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming and LLM Energy Law from the University of Utah.  In his thirty plus ye...

Rio Tinto Scholarships - applications open!

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Rio Tinto plc, together with CEPMLP, acknowledges the importance of contributing worldwide to sustainable mineral resources development.  As part of the CEPMLP/Rio Tinto Partnership agreement, the CEPMLP are offering fully funded postgraduate scholarships leading to the Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Mineral Law and Policy. The award will offer successful applicants full payment of tuition fees for the LLM Programme, monthly living allowance and an allowance for arriving into Scotland and any associated assignments. Applicants for the scholarship must hold an unconditional admission to the full-time L...

Bernard Burnes welcomed as Visiting Speaker

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Professor Bernard Burnes, Chair of Orgnisational Change at the University of Stirling was welcomed to CEPMLP today to provide a lecture to students and the wider community on "Building on the Paris Climate Summit: Changing Corporate Behaviour to Achieve Sustainability". The UN’s 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, which agreed to limit global temperature increases to well below 2c, was seen by most observers as the last chance for mankind to avoid environmental catastrophe.  Though the focus of Paris was on what governments would commit to, the reality is that they can pass laws, but the clima...

Visiting Alumnus, Professor Xiansheng Sun, 2nd and 3rd March 2016

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Professor Xiansheng Sun, alumnus and keen supporter of the University of Dundee was welcomed to main campus today. Professor Sun, a senior economist, received LLM and PhD degrees in 2000 from CEPMLP.  During his brief visit to the University, Professor Sun will meet with the Principal, Head of Marketing and Deputy Director of External Relations and Vice Principal for Internationalisation along with other members of staff from CEPMLP and the wider University. Professor Sun is President of the CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technology, which engages in tendency analysis, and strategic research...

David Humphreys opens Visiting Speaker Series

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David Humphreys, Principal at DiaEcon Advisors, was welcomed to the Centre today to open the Visiting Speaker Series for this semester.  David is pictured with Dr Elizabeth Bastida from CEPMLP and Magnus Ericsson, co-founder of Raw Materials Group and Professor at University of Lulea in Sweden, who was also at the Centre for a short visit. David was formerly chief economist of the London-based mining company, Rio Tinto, and of Russia's largest mining company, Norilsk Nickel.  Prior to entering the mining industry, he worked in UK government service as an advisor on minerals policy. He has lecture...

CEPMLP welcome group from Myanmar

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CEPMLP were delighted to welcome a delegation from Myanmar today who are in Scotland for a week and being hosted by the British Geological Survey (BGS) in Edinburgh.  The group of five are all lecturers/Professors in Earth Sciences from Yangon University being led by Professor Day Wa Aung.  The group were accompanied by Robert Gatliff from BGS. During their visit they met with Stephen Dow, Elizabeth Bastida, Janet Liao and Peter Cameron form the Centre and discussed future collaboration opportunities.  They also met with colleagues from within the School of Social Sciences, Ioan Fazey from C...

CEPMLP to attend PDAC, Toronto, 6th - 9th March 2016

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Dr Ana Elizabeth Bastida, CEPMLP Senior Lecturer in Mining Law, Policy and Governance, will be attending the PDAC Convention in Toronto, Canada from 6th - 9th March 2016. The PDAC International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange is being billed as the world's leading Convention for people, companies and organisations connected with mineral exploration.  The show will feature over 1000 exhibitors and 23500 attendees from over 100 countries.  Dr Bastida will be attending the technical sessions and networking events. The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) represents...

African Mining Industry Developments and Opportunities: A Global Perspective

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During a trip to Cape Town to participate in the Mining Indaba, CEPMLP and Professor Peter Cameron participated in a joint event with Norton Rose Fulbright.  The event featured a panel of mining partners from across the World who updated attendees on specific development and opportunities in the mining sector in South Africa, Africa and beyond.  Professor Cameron delivered a talk at the event and the paper he presented can be accessed here...

Paul Griffin appointed as Professor at CEPMLP

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Paul Griffin, who has spent some 35 years involved in the deals and disputes of the international oil and gas business across most hydrocarbon jurisdictions around the world, has been appointed as Professor at CEPMLP at the University of Dundee.  As a member of the Centre's global faculty, Professor Paul Griffin will co-supervise the doctoral programme and deliver lectures in the graduate studies programmes and will act as a champion of Oil and Gas Law at Dundee, enhancing an already strong image but to also help refresh it with a new emphasis on natural gas expertise. Paul is shortly retiring as a pa...

PhD Candidate has paper published in Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review (RELP)

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PhD Candidate Gokce Mete has had a short paper published in the Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review (RELP) It is a short country report on Renewable Energy Sector Regulation in Turkey and assesses recent developments in Turkey’s renewable energy law and policy in light of the three competing dimensions in the Energy Trilemma - economics, politics and the environment. The analysis concludes that there is a need and room for the renewable energy sector to grow.  Important issues to be followed in the future are the planned de-regulation of the electricity market in 2016 and the competition in t...

Breakthrough digital extractives initiative launched

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A new project to support the development of a digital hub for high-quality, on-demand information, evidence and personalised advice for good management of the extractives sector throughout the lifecycle of the oil, gas and mining industries has been launched. The Resource Hub will go live at the end of 2016. It will bring together existing tools, research, analysis and training materials in user-friendly formats and will guide visitors quickly, easily and immediately to the sources they need. This innovative combination of internet-based resources will provide, for the first time, users from anywhere in th...

In Memoriam - Gordon Barrows

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It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Gordon Barrows in January of this year. Gordon was an honorary fellow at CEPMLP/School of Social Sciences, and a personal friend. Gordon's influence on the shape of international petroleum law was done through the series of contracts he published, Basic Oil Laws and Concession Contracts, which earned him his fortune during the years when few of these contracts were in the public domain and when such information was highly attractive to international oil companies. Gordon was kind enough to donate a free subscription to CEPMLP many years ago and our L...

Philip Daniel appointed as Professor at CEPMLP

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Philip Daniel, a specialist on resource-rich economies, notably for oil, gas and mining taxation, has been appointed as Professor at CEPMLP.  As a member of the Centre's global faculty, Mr Daniel will co-supervise the doctoral programme and deliver lectures in the graduate studies programmes and will contribute to the energy economics group and also the mining group. An economist with degrees from the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and East Anglia, Philip has experience in macroeconomics and fiscal policy, tax policy and contract negotiations, mainly within resource-rich countries.  He has fre...

A Sustainable Raw-Materials Strategy for Europe

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The “Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe” (STRADE), a 3-year research project (through 2018) to develop scientifically validated recommendations for a long-term European strategy on raw materials, successfully held its project kickoff in Darmstadt, Germany in January 2016. With participation from EU representatives at DG GROWTH and the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), the meeting united all seven project partners – Oeko-Institut e.V., SNL Financial, The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) of the University of Dundee, Projekt-Consult Gm...

CEPMLP to hold court at Africa’s Mining Mega-Event, February 2016

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CEPMLP will be present again at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa from 8th – 11th February 2016.  The Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa.  We will be found on the UKTI stand, within the UK Pavilion, on stand 1316 so please do come along and see us!   A major benefit for CEPMLP from such participation is the feedback it obtains on its courses, and improved understanding of what prospective students are looking for in terms of content and also delivery. Other benefits in...

Dundee named among the world's 'most international' universities

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The University of Dundee has been named among the world’s `most international’ universities in a new global list compiled by the leading higher education journal, Times Higher Education. Dundee is placed 123rd in the Top 200 of the rankings. The University was also recently placed in the Top 200 of Times Higher Education’s (THE) latest overall World University Rankings. To compile the new table, THE examined the diversity of a university’s student body and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues, to give a picture of how global an institution real...

CEPMLP PhD Alumnus shaping Iran's Oil Future

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Can PhD alumnus Elham Hassanzadeh get Iran’s oil flowing again? Raised in a pistachio-farming family in tradition-minded southern Iran, Elham Hassanzadeh, 31, earned her law degree and PhD (CEPMLP, University of Dundee) through scholarships.  She literally wrote the book on Iran’s natural gas industry since the 1979 Islamic revolution—it was published last year by Oxford University Press.  She has now returned to Iran to head a consulting firm, Energy Pioneers, based in Tehran and London, that’s at the vanguard of Iran’s all-out push to lure back foreign investors af...