Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, Tina Soliman Hunter

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The background to this study is a 1981 book, edited by Terence Daintith, that brings together a collection of papers about the legal character of petroleum licences from six western jurisdictions. Forty years later, the issue of legal character of petroleum licenses is still not particularly clear in some jurisdictions, whilst in other, new jurisdictions such as Russia, Mexico and china, the character has never been considered. Examining the legal character of petroleum licenses through a legal culture perspective, this chapter demonstrates that the different regimes can be grouped as minimum, regulatory and participatory intervention regimes. However, the legal cultural approach also demonstrates that there are quite some variations within each group, that no petroleum licensing regimes are like another, and that the different regimes are shaped by other factors than the legal, such as politics and economy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe character of petroleum licences
Subtitle of host publicationa legal culture analysis
EditorsTina Soliman Hunter, Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, Ernst Nordtveit
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK; Northampton, USA
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781788976206
ISBN (Print)9781788976190
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameNew Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series
PublisherEdward Elgar


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