The Oil, Gas, Energy & Sustainability Law Converzacione 2016

The Oil, Gas, Energy & Sustainability Law Converzacione 2016

Trinidad & Tobago / United Kingdom

Aim of the Project

The aim of this inaugural Converzacione is to provide a forum for exploring the future of the global oil and gas industry and other impacting oil, gas, energy and sustainability issues of today, with special emphasis on the related international legal remedies and productivity policies which may apply, along with addressing the crucial question of who will carry responsibility for the physical security of Middle East oil exports, now that these mostly go to Asian markets rather than the US or Europe.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Knowledge/understanding based on a practitioner’s insight of the role of comparative law along with the cross-cultural values, principles and rules which underpin the law, as it applies to the oil, gas and energy industries on a global basis.
  2. Knowledge/understanding based on a practitioner’s insight of the UN’s  17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, and their impact on the emerging transworld contextual dynamics within which the law operates.
  3. Knowledge/understanding based on a practitioner’s insight of the new technologies that are providing diverse but uncertain opportunities for producing ‘unconventional’ oil and gas in many parts of the world – with the Caribbean and parts of the African continent being used as case studies

Outputs

  1. The session was taped from the CLS end, so that a Video was made to reflect the project outcomes and participants’ impressions. The Video was uploaded to Youtube and  the  CLS blog for students access re: further discussion.
  2. Moot Competition held in Trinidad between CLS/UWI students as a culminating project that unpacked/synthesised the knowledge gained in the Converzacione