This book arose as a result of several inter-related stimuli. In developing the LL.M. in Oil and Gas Law, upon which course the editors and several of the book's contributors teach, it became increasingly apparent that while there has been a constant throughput of primary materials in the form of statutes, statutory instruments, guidance and codes, surprisingly little in the way of secondary comment has been published in the area of UK oil and gas law over the years. Moreover, although much of the work published is of a very high standard, there are some noticeable gaps in coverage - and some of the works which are available, and which continue to be of great value, are beginning now to show their age as the UKCS develops and new issues become increasingly relevant.1 In addition, many of the materials which are available assume a considerable degree of industry knowledge and experience. It can be difficult for a student, or indeed a qualified lawyer making his or her way into the industry, to find a book which will provide a clear but concise account. Finally, many of the books which are available are so highly priced that they are prohibitively expensive to students, and indeed many libraries. The decision to write this book was taken by the editors over coffee while discussing these matters. Much coffee has been drunk by the editors since.
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Number of pages||632|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2010|