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New Issue of OGEL - 2005, special issue on PSCs

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note the table of contents of our most recent issue. I would appreciate if you could circulate this notice among your possibly interested colleagues and professional networks. Pls. do not send any email messages to me over the next 4 days.

Table of Contents - Volume 3, issue #01, published 1 March 2005
OGEL, the global Oil-Gas-Energy Law Intelligence service. OGEL focuses on recent developments in the area of oil-gas-energy law, regulation, treaties, judicial and arbitral cases, voluntary guidelines, tax and contracting, including the oil-gas-energy geopolitics. -- http://www.gasandoil.com/ogel/
Special Feature: Production Sharing Contracts 
We are pleased that we are able to focus with this first OGEL issue in 2005 on production-sharing contracts. Production-sharing contracts now dominate the world of upstream exploration and development for oil and gas, with some exceptions in Europe, in the US and in some Latin American countries which have during their privatisation period in the 1990s re-introduced mineral concessions on the Chilean model. We are grateful in particular to Philip Weems, of King & Spalding in Houston, and his competent team for helping to assemble an impressive number of relevant studies and comments on the modern use of production-sharing contracts. 

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International Boundary Disputes in Oil and Gas 
23-24 May, London
More information at the conference website. 
 Strategies to Effectively Estimate, Classify and Report on your Oil & Gas Reserves
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Table of Contents
EDITORIAL

Editorial, Volume III, issue #01 - March 2005
by T.W. Wälde, CEPMLP, University of Dundee


Dr. Thomas R. Stauffer, 1935-2005


TAXATION

North Sea Oil Taxation - Has the UK Reached The Tipping Point?
by Nakhle


Reforming Taxation of the Oil Sector in the Russian Federation
by P. Daniel, Transborder
by A. Fernando, Star Energy Group plc.


Sao Tome and Principe Enacts Oil Revenue Law, Sets New Transparency, Accountability, and Governance Standards
by J.C. Bell, Hogan & Hartson
by T.M. Faria, Hogan & Hartson


Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on the right track: let's go further and faster
by Global Witness, www.globalwitness.org


SPECIAL FEATURE: PRODUCTION SHARING CONTRACTS

Special Feature on Production Sharing Contracts, Introduction by the Editor
by P.R. Weems, King & Spalding LLP


An Introduction to Upstream Government Petroleum Contracts: Their Evolution and Current Use, January 2005.
by P.R. Weems, King & Spalding LLP


A Fifty-Year Prospective on World Petroleum Arrangements.
by E.E. Smith, University of Texas School of Law
by J.S. Dzienkowski, University of Texas School of Law


Production Sharing Contracts and Other Host Government Contracts.
by F. Alexander, Bennett Jones LLP


The Iranian Buy Back Agreement
by M. Bunter, Geoconsulting


New Contractual Developments in Iran, Iraq and the Arabian Gulf: the "Bookable Reserves" Issue.
by M. Bunter, Geoconsulting


Indonesia: from Concession to Contract
by M. Bunter, Geoconsulting


Indonesia's Petroleum Contracts: Issues and Challenges?
by M. Hasan


Contract or License? Regulation of Petroleum Investment in Russia and Foreign Legal Advice
by G.C. Moss, University of Oslo


Production-Sharing Agreements in the Russian Federation
by J. Rath, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants


Pakistan Production Sharing Agreement: Offshore Fiscal System
by M. Arif, Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd.


Legal Issues in the Management of Nigeria's Production Sharing Contracts from a Study of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's (National Petroleum Management Services') Perspective
by M.B. Umar, Capital Chambers


Can Production Sharing Contracts Promote Transparency in the Management of Oil Income? The Case of Equatorial Guinea
by H. Yumiseva


The Constitutionality of the MSC Compensation Scheme: Arguments for and Against
by B.C. Rosen, Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Perez Correa (SCGPC)


Institutional Cooperation in Oil and gas: Governments, Companies and the Investment Climate
by V. Zanoyan, PFC Energy


Partnerships in Oil and Gas Production-Sharing Contracts
by P. Pongsiri, Unocal Thailand Ltd.


The Duty to Negotiate in Good Faith and the Enforceability of Short-Form Natural Gas Clauses in Production Sharing Agreements
by R.D. Bishop, King & Spalding


Strategic Options Available When Catastrophe Strikes the Major International Energy Project
by R.D. Bishop, King & Spalding
by C.S. Miles, King & Spalding LLP
by S.D. Dimitroff, King & Spalding LLP


A Report on the June Workshop of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration
by Institute of Transnational Arbitration (CAILAW), www.cailaw.org


To What Extent can Stabilisation Clauses Mitigate the Investor's Risks in a Production Sharing Contract?
by B.O.N. Nwete, Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (CEMLP)


Understanding Stabilization Techniques in Production Sharing Agreements: Some Remarks
by A.F.M. Maniruzzaman, University of Portsmouth


Oil Discovery and Technical Change in Southeast Asia - Legal Aspects of Production Sharing Contracts in the Indonesian Petroleum Industry
by R. Fabrikant


Russia's Production Sharing Contract Regime
by S. Stern


Production Sharing Contracts: What is Market Price?
by L. Bossley, CEAG


Creating a Comprehensive & Investor-Friendly PSA Regime: Where does Russia Keep Going Wrong?
by O.O. Rewane, CEPMLP


The Fight Against PSAs In Russia: Who is to Benefit and Why Not the State?
by A. Konoplyanik, Energy Charter


A struggle for mineral rent
by A. Konoplyanik, Energy Charter


PSA debate not over yet
by A. Konoplyanik, Energy Charter


Product Sharing Agreements (PSA) in the Russian Mining Industry
by A. Kursky, State Duma Committee for Industry, Construction, and High-Tech


The State as a Contracting Party: the Delimitation of Regulatory Authority in Licensing and Product Sharing Agreements
by L. Skyner, Wikborg Rein
by V. Kokin, Hydro Oil and Energy


The Sakhalin II PSA - a Production 'Non-Sharing' Agreement. Analysis of Revenue Distribution
by CEE Bankwatch Network, et al., www.bankwatch.org


"The Sakhalin II PSA - a Production 'Non-Sharing' Agreement", a comment on the NGO report by Professor Thomas W. Wälde
by T.W. Wälde, CEPMLP, University of Dundee


"The Sakhalin II PSA - a Production 'Non-Sharing' Agreement", a comment on the NGO report by Hew R. Dundas
by H.R. Dundas, International Arbitrator, Mediator and Expert Determiner


The Indonesian Oil & Gas Industry - Its Evolution and Current State
by T.N. Machmud


Articles previously published in OGEL relating to this special feature


Kazakhstan: Title Confirmation to Oil & Gas Properties
by J. Varanese, Clyde & Co
by O. Shvander, Clyde & Co


Non-Fiscal Elements in Petroleum Production Sharing Agreements in Developing Countries
by S.W. Stein, Kelley Drye


ROUNDUP OF ARTICLES

Laying the Foundation Stone: Lithuania's new Concessions Laws and its lessons for PPPs in Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS
by C. Clement-Davies, Vinson & Elkins
by G. Stasevièius, Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiûnas ir partneriai
by A. Zverev, EBRD


Kazakhstan Amends Its Subsoil Resource Development Legal Regime; Related Changes Still to Come
by J.H. Hines, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae
by A.A. Shyngyssov, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P.


Agreement on Wealth Sharing During the pre-Interim and Interim Period, the Government of the Sudan (GOS) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) January 7, 2004.


The Quest for Local Content in the Upstream Sector of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry
by S. Olumide, KPMG Professional Services


Energy Politics, Issue I: Spring 2004
by Energy Politics


Energy Politics, Issue II: Summer 2004
by Energy Politics


Energy Politics, Issue III: Fall 2004
by Energy Politics


Energy Politics, Issue IV: Winter 2005
by Energy Politics


GOOD GOVERNANCE

Oil, Corruption and Development
by T.W. Wälde, CEPMLP, University of Dundee
by L. Danielson, Domani, LLC


CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline, BTC Company and Social and Environmental Undertakings
by CEE Bankwatch Network, et al., www.bankwatch.org


THE ENERGY CHARTER TREATY

Energy Charter Treaty: A critical Russian perspective
by T.I. Shtilkind, "NIIgazekonomika" Institute


NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES IN NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT

The Qatari Experience With Gas Joint Venture Contracts
by T. Al-Emadi, University of Qatar - College of Law


Less Long-Term Gas to Europe? A Quantitative Analysis of European Long-Term Gas Supply Contracts
by C. von Hirschhausen, Dresden University of Technology
by A. Neumann, Dresden University of Technology


Energy, Transport & Infrastructure - Winter 2004/2005
by Denton Wilde Sapte, www.dentonwildesapte.com


YUKOS

Yukos Oil Company dismissal order, Case No. 04-47742-H3-11 (Judgement)


Yukos Oil Company dismissal order, Case No. 04-47742-H3-11 (Memorandum opinion)


Expert Opinion: Yukos and The Russian Federation
by T.W. Wälde, CEPMLP, University of Dundee


Report of David Anderson, in re: Yukos Oil Company, Case No. 04-47742-H3-11


Expert Report on Russian Law, Peter B. Maggs, in re: Yukos Oil Company, Case No. 04-47742-H3-11


INTERNATIONAL OIL, GAS & ENERGY DISPUTE MANAGEMENT

International Commercial Arbitration and Sovereign Immunity: Lithuania survives to Fight Again
by H.R. Dundas, International Arbitrator, Mediator and Expert Determiner


Arbitrability of Disputes Regarding Petroleum Investments in Russia and the Validity of an International Arbitral Award
by G.C. Moss, University of Oslo


Arbitral Award Nykomb Synergetics Technology Holding AB, Stockholm vs. The Republic of Latvia, Riga


ECONOMIC AND COMMERCIAL CONTEXT FOR OIL, GAS AND ENERGY LAW

Japanese energy policy focuses on security
by A.F. Alhajji, Ohio Northern University


PIPELINES

Background on "India conjures powerful vision of 'pipeline diplomacy'"
by S.L. Rao, Institute for Social and Economic Change


ELECTRICITY LAW AND REGULATION

Distributed Generation in the U.S. Practical Issues in Project Development
by F.R. Fucci, Thelen Reid & Priest LLP


Ontario's Electricity Restructuring Act, 2004: A Framework in Progress
by E.M. Oliver, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
by J. Murray, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt


Expert Opinion on the Compatibility of the Hungarian system of long-term capacity and power purchase agreements with EU energy and competition law
by T. Eilmansberger
by T. Jaeger
by P. Thyri


Banking on DE: International Financial Institutions and Cogeneration
by WADE, www.localpower.org


CLIMATE CHANGE

Geological Sequestration of CO2 into Aquifer Systems: What Legal Issues Need to be Considered Under US Law?
by V. Brieno Rankin, Michigan Technological University, Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences


Energy Security and Climate Change Policy Interactions - An Assessment Framework
by N. Lefevre-Marton, International Energy Agency
by W. Blyth, Oxford Energy Associates


Industrial Competitiveness Under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
by J. Reinaud, International Energy Agency (IEA)


BOOK REVIEWS AND RELATED MATERIAL

Reopening of Upstream Oil & Natural Gas to Foreign Interests: Views and Actions of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
by International Petroleum Enterprises, www.ipeconsultants.com


DISCUSSION

Sudan
by M. Kielmas, Journalist & Consultant


PROFESSIONAL NEWS

Conferences, Seminars & Exhibitions


Contracting LNG into the UK and Europe - A Commercial and Legal Perspective (conference report)
by P.D. Cameron, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP)


Weekly Updates from Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, www.business-humanrights.org


Selected recent 'Production Sharing Contracts' related news available from Alexander's Oil and Gas Connections


Selected Relevant News available from Alexander's Oil and Gas Connections


Kyoto Protocol to enter into force on 16 February 2005
by C. Brown, Clifford Chance LLP


South Sudan Official: Total, Marathon, KPC rights invalid


Peace in Sudan: Good News for People or Oil Companies?


Foreign Companies to be Allowed to Bid for Oil Contracts in 2006


BIBLIOGRAPHY

JENRL - February 2005 Vol 23 No 1


Transnational Dispute Management - Volume 2, issue #01, published January 2005


Russian/CIS Energy & Mining Law Journal, issue 5, 2004

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