You are welcome to attend part or all of the seminar Energy Underground: Energy Law and Transformational Change to be held in the Old Library, All Souls College on 2nd May 2014 as 9.20am -5.00pm but please RSVP to (for catering purposes).


9.20 – 9.30am  :   Welcome and Introduction 
                               Professor Catherine Redgwell, University of Oxford 

9.30 – 11.00am :  Session 1:  Property Rights in Underground  Resources
                               Chair: Professor Angus Johnston, University of Oxford 

Professor Barry Barton, University of Waikato
The Common Law of Subsurface Activity: General Principle and Current Problems

Professor Jose Juan Gonzalez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Civil Law Treatment of the Subsurface in Latin American Countries

Professor Hanri Mostert, University of Cape Town
Roman-Dutch Law, Custodianship, and the African Subsurface: The South African and Namibian Experiences


11.00 – 11.30          Tea/Coffee break (All Souls College Hall)

11.30 – 12.45 pm : Session 2:  Governing Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction & CCS
                                 Chair: Professor Richard Macrory, University College London

Professor Al Lucas, University of Calgary
Regulating Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing: Challenges in a Mature Oil and Gas Jurisdiction

Professor Lee Roy Paddock, George Washington University Law School
Emerging Regulatory Frameworks for Hydraulic Fracturing and Shale Gas Development in the United States

Dr. Milton Montoya, Universidad Externado de Colombia
Regulation of Unconventional Reservoirs in Colombia


12.45 – 2.15pm     Lunch break (lunch served at Balliol College 1.00-2.00pm)

2:15 -2:45pm  :     Session 2 continued
                                Chair: Professor Don Smith, University of Denver

Professor Aileen McHarg, University of Strathclyde
Risk, Regulation and Carbon Capture and Storage: The United Kingdom Experience


2.45 – 3.45pm :   Session 3:  Resolving Underground Resource Conflicts around the World
                              Chair: Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith FRS, University of Oxford

Professor Yinka Omorogbe, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Energy Underground and Water Sustainability: African Strategies for a Changing Environment

Professor Michael Crommelin, University of Melbourne
Australian Responses to Subsurface Conflicts: Greenhouse Gas Storage v Petroleum


3.45 – 4.15pm       Tea/Coffee break (All Souls College Hall)  

4.15 - 5.00pm  :     Session 3 continued

Professor Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary Law School

Disputes between the Owners of Different Subsurface Resources

Professors Inigo del Guayo,  University of Almería and Jose Alenza, Public University of Navarre
Spain’s Approach to New Technologies: From Underground Structures to Carbon Dioxide Storage

Discussion and Close of Seminar