Regulating oil and gas exploration and production in the Arctic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


This chapter considers the regulation of petroleum activities in the Arctic. It examines the environmental threats that arise in oil and gas exploration and production in the Arctic, and the principles of regulating these petroleum activities. Following this, the chapter looks at the international, regional, and national legal tools used to prevent environmental harm, and in the event of an accident, to respond to harmful incidents. Attention is paid predominantly to consequential oil spills arising from a loss of well integrity, rather than environmental harm arising through petroleum operations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy law, climate change and the environment
EditorsMartha M. Roggenkamp, Kars J. de Graaf, Ruven C. Fleming
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781785369520
ISBN (Print)9781788119672
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameElgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing


  • Arctic
  • oil and gas
  • exploration
  • production
  • environmental harm
  • petroleum
  • blow-out
  • oil spill


Dive into the research topics of 'Regulating oil and gas exploration and production in the Arctic'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this