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Protection of petrolium resources in Africa : a comparative analysis of oil and gas laws of selected African States

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomashausen, Andre Mailula, Douglas Tlogane 2014-07-08T10:45:31Z 2014-07-08T10:45:31Z 2013-11 2014-07-08
dc.identifier.citation Mailula, Douglas Tlogane (2013) Protection of petrolium resources in Africa : a comparative analysis of oil and gas laws of selected African States, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The resource curse is a defining feature of the African content. Despite vast resource wealth, Africa remains the poorest and most underdeveloped continent in the world. The aim of this study is to conduct a comparative analysis of the primary laws regulating of oil and gas exploration and product activities in Angola, Nigeria and South Africa in order to determine their effectiveness in protecting the continent's depleting petroleum resources. Different regulatory models apply to Angola, following the Norwegian carried-interest model, Nigeria, where a British discretionary model has been retained, an a South africa, where a unique model has been developed. The comparison is conducted by analysing and comparing these different regulatory systems in terms of legal frameworks; the legal nature of the regulatory systems; ownership of the oil and gas resources; legal nature of licenses; organisational or institutional structures; fiscal systems; local communities benefits from these proceeds of oil and gas resources; local content; state/government participation arrangements; and environmental challenges. The study evaluates the effectiveness of these regimes by examining the extent to which they recognise and enforce state ownership of he oil and gas resourcs in situ; recognise and enforce the doctrine of Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources (PSNR); protect the environment; how they provide for institutional capacities for the management of resources; and the protection of local communities from exploitation and abuse by recognising their rights to benefit from revenues derived from these resources. An overall assessment of the three systems reveals that there is no ideal model for oil and gas regulation in Africa. The Norwegian model might well be considered an ideal model if it was applied with care and correctly in Angola. The study hopes to gain practical importance for the proper regulationof the oil and gas industries' upstream activities in Africa and assist governments of the selected jurisdictions in their policy revisions, as some recommendations are made.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xx, 516 p.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Oil and gas law en
dc.subject Petrolium en
dc.subject Licences en
dc.subject Dscretionary system en
dc.subject Carried-interest system en
dc.subject Royalties en
dc.subject Bonuses en
dc.subject Revenues en
dc.subject Fiscal system en
dc.subject Corruption en
dc.subject Local content en
dc.subject Production sharing contract en
dc.subject Service contract
dc.subject Concession
dc.subject Permanent state sovereignty over natural resourse
dc.subject Ownership
dc.subject Regulatory framework
dc.subject The 'resources curse'
dc.subject The 'Dutch decease' environment degradation
dc.subject.ddc 364.15096822
dc.subject.lcsh Petroleum law and legislation.
dc.subject.lcsh Petroleum industry and trade -- Africa.
dc.title Protection of petrolium resources in Africa : a comparative analysis of oil and gas laws of selected African States en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Economics en LLD.

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