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Industry Insights: Current Issues in Oil and Gas


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Professor John Chandler
Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law
(+61 8) 6488 1905





Professor John Chandler and Professor Terrence DaintithAs more and more energy resources are sourced throughout the world, professionals are called upon to take full consideration of a range of complex and multifaceted issues such as sustainability, conservation, regulation, income generation and any potential societal ramifications.

Featuring two industry experts – Professor John Chandler and Professor Terence Daintith – this intriguing audio presents interesting insights on the outlook of the oil and gas industry for the next five to ten years and discusses some current and controversial aspects of resource exploration and exploitation.

Listen to the audio to learn about:

  • Industry themes with oil and gas for the next 5-10 years
  • The future for oil and gas regulation 
  • Predictions in relation to regulation developments
  • Renewable energy growth
  • The development of Shale gas as an important energy supply - including reference to the United States, France and the United Kingdom.
  • Legal considerations in establishing a floating LNG
  • Income distribution and taxation of revenue generated from resource development.

The audio transcript is also available to download

About the speakers

John ChandlerInterviewer: Professor John Chandler

Co-Director of The Centre for Mining,Energy and Natural Resources Law John Chandler has been a practising lawyer for over 30 years specialising in mining and petroleum development. He has been a partner in leading law firms such as Freehills and a company director. Professor Chandler has advised parties to large mining projects including major Chinese and Japanese companies.  He is the co-author (with Tina Hunter) of Petroleum Law in Australia (LexisNexis 2013).

Projects he has been involved in include the Argyle Diamond Project, the Channar iron Ore Mine and the Bayu Undan Oil and Gas Project.

He delivers courses for the Centre in the areas of mining and oil and gas. His courses are highly rated by participants. His research interests include oil and gas law, corporate governance and resource investment.



Terrence DaintithInterviewee: Professor Terrence Daintith

Professor Daintith, who has taught at the Centre since 2002 as a part-time or visiting professor, is a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, where he was Director from 1988 to 1995. Prior to this he taught at the Universities of California (Berkeley),Edinburgh and Dundee, and was a research professor at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. As well as writing on oil and gas law in Australia, he is the editor of the standard UK work, Daintith, Willoughby and Hill’s United Kingdom Oil and Gas Law, and was the founder-editor of the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law.

His pioneering scholarship in this and other fields has been recognised by the award of Honorary Doctorates in Law from De Montfort University and the University of Aberdeen.