Despite the recent proliferation of environmental literature, publications on environmental control of petroleum activities are still very rare. This book fills this gap by providing the first major volume focused specifically on environmental regulation of oil and gas.
This book contains exclusive in-depth articles written by well-known scholars, international lawyers, and practitioners from around the world.
The book deals with the environmental aspect of the hydrocarbon cycle in general and oil and gas exploration and production in particular. Its main thrust is management of environmental legal risks and issues in upstream operations.
Part of the objective of this book is to introduce the best practices and legal tools of environmental management of petroleum exploration and production to the international oil community and other parties interested in the subject.
Editor's Preface, List of Tables and Figures, List of Abbreviations, List of
Part I – Introduction Chapter 1 Environmental Regulation of
Oil and Gas in the Twentieth Century and Beyond: An Introduction and Overview
Part II - International Regulation Chapter
2 The Oil and Gas Industry in the Tangled Web of Environmental Regulation:
Spider or Fly? Ayesha Dias Chapter 3 International Legal Regime for the
Protection of the Marine Environment Against Operational Pollution from
Offshore Petroleum Activities Sergei V. Vinogradov and Jay Paul Wagner
Chapter 4 International Law on Offshore Abandonment: Recent Developments,
Current Issues and Future Directions Zhiguo Gao
Part III - Regional Regulation Chapter 5 European Union
Environmental Law and Policy in Relation to Oil and Gas Donald A. Reid
Chapter 6 The European Energy Charter and Treaty and the Environment
Robin Griffith Chapter 7 Regional Perspectives on Trade and
Environment: The European Union Joachim Scherer
Part IV - National Regulation Chapter 8
Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry in the U.S.A James E.
Hickey, Jr. Chapter 9 The Oil Industry and the Extraterritorial
Application of US Environmental Law Ernest E. Smith Chapter 10
Environmental Issues in International Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
Jill A. Kotvis Chapter 11 Directions in European and the United
Kingdom Environmental Policy and Legislation Christopher Napier
Part V - Corporate Environmental
Management Chapter 12 Approaches to Minimizing the Environmental and
Social Impacts of Oil Development in the Tropics Amy B. Rosenfeld, Debra L.
Gordon and Marianne Guerin-McManus Chapter 13 Quality Standards for
Corporate Environmental Management Eric Borremans Chapter 14
Managing Environmental Legal Risks in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
Activities Kit Armstrong
Part VI - Contractual, Downstream and
Sustainability Issues Chapter 15 Environmental Concepts and Terms in
Petroleum Legislation and Contracts: A Preliminary Study Ibibia Lucky
Worika Chapter 16 Downstream Energy: Resuming a Leadership Role
John C. Gault Chapter 17 Sustainable Development of Petroleum
Resources: The Rumpus and Resolution Stanley Nwabuishi Onuosa
Appendices, Selected Bibliography, Index