Fundamentals of International Oil & Gas Law

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Fundamentals of International Oil & Gas Law provides a foundation for understanding legal problems commonly encountered in conducting business in the oil and gas industry. Written for a global audience, William Hughes devotes substantial attention to industry legal problems arising under non-U.S. legal systems like those in the European Union and Islamic law regimes. Including case studies, and end of chapter questions and notes, Fundamentals of International Oil & Gas Law is an excellent desk reference, course textbook, or introductory guide to this important subject matter.

Features & Benefits

  • OPEC
  • Sanctions and foreign investment restrictions
  • The law of the sea
  • Liability for spills and decommissioning
  • Natural gas regulations
  • Operation of energy markets


  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Author

William E. Hughes is a practicing lawyer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who has handled a wide variety of cases involving oil and gas related matters. He has studied in France, lived in Morocco, and received a Fulbright scholarship to teach US and comparative law at the University of Tunis during the 2000-2001 academic year. He teaches courses at the University of Tulsa, including courses in comparative and international law, European Union law, banking law, US Constitutional law, and an introduction to the US law and legal system for non-US lawyers and graduate students. He is a graduate of Harvard University Law School.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 7x10
Pages: 806
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9781593703615

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2 Reviews

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    Posted by Eric Abaidoo on 2nd Nov 2022


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    Fundamentals of international Oil and gas law

    Posted by Roland Plottel on 17th Sep 2022

    Superb book! The test questions at end of chapter are excellent. They point up, i.e. put in focus, some of the important issues in the chapter.

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