Petroleum Law in Australia, 2nd edition

A clear and concise analysis of the law and policy governing onshore and offshore petroleum exploration and production

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409352214
Release Date: September 28, 2021
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AUD$ 191.00
ISBN/ISSN: 9780409356182
Release Date: September 28, 2021
AUD$ 191.00

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Petroleum Law in Australia 2nd ed explains the basis of petroleum regulation, critical areas for exploration and development, and their associated legal issues, including the relationship between the Commonwealth and states and territories; the regulatory structure; licenses and permits; commercial arrangements between explorers and producers; environmental regulation; and safety regulation.

This second edition includes new chapters on coal seam gas development in Eastern Australia; shale gas development in Central and Western Australia; decommissioning of petroleum installations and infrastructure in Australian waters; and local content provisions in Australian petroleum development, both onshore and offshore.


• goes beyond updating for amendments to legislation and guidelines
• deep research and analysis, particularly in areas with significant developments
• written against the background of two powerful disruptive forces: the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing negativity towards fossil fuels, including petroleum, because of the growing acceptance of the reality of climate change

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Petroleum Law in Australia Dr Tina Hunter & Professor John Chandler


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Table of contents

  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Petroleum

  • Chapter 2 Development of Petroleum Resources and Policy in Australia

  • Chapter 3 Overview of Petroleum in Australia

  • Chapter 4 Offshore Petroleum Licensing

  • Chapter 5 Regulation of Offshore Petroleum Activities

  • Chapter 6 Regulation of Health, Safety and Environment Offshore

  • Chapter 7 Regulation of Onshore Petroleum Activities

  • Chapter 8 Native Title and Petroleum Activities

  • Chapter 9 Commercial Arrangements for Exploration and Production (Including Joint Ventures)

  • Chapter 10 New Horizons of Petroleum in Australia