Marc Hammerson and Nicholas Antonas Edit Second Edition of "Oil & Gas Decommissioning: Law, Policy and Comparative Practice"

(London) – “Oil and Gas Decommissioning: Law, Policy and Comparative Practice,” Second Edition, edited by Akin Gump global energy transactions partner Marc Hammerson and energy associate Nicholas Antonas, has been published by Globe Law and Business.

As noted by the book’s publisher, oil and gas provinces are nearing the end of their production lives, and companies, governments and other stakeholders are turning their attention to decommissioning. The price of disposing of oil and gas installations is enormous, yet the costs of getting it wrong can be even greater.

This book looks at decommissioning and the oil and gas life cycle, decommissioning and international law, decommissioning in the North Sea (including government policy, environment law, offshore contracting, health and safety, financial and technical issues) and international comparative analysis (with updated chapters looking at Angola, Australia, Brazil, China, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway and new chapters on Denmark, Namibia and New Zealand).

Akin Gump has significant experience in this emerging area, working on decommissioning matters across the North Sea and in emerging markets for energy companies, lenders, creditors and decommissioning contractors.  

Topic and region specific chapters were contributed by energy industry and law firm contributors from around the globe, including a chapter on UK decommissioning law and practice contributed by Mr. Hammerson and Mr. Antonas, and a chapter on US decommissioning law and practice contributed by Akin Gump Houston-based energy partner Steve Otillar and energy associate Eduardo Canales. An excerpt of their chapter can be viewed by clicking here.

You may learn more about the book here.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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