Property Law: The Unsung Hero of North Sea Oil and Gas

Constantinos Yiallourides, Demetris Hadjiosif

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The present paper examines the key property law-related issues pertaining to the
development of subsea mineral resources on the United Kingdom Continental
Shelf: from their initial ‘capture’ (acquisition of ownership) to their
transportation to downstream facilities via onshore pipelines. Additionally, the
authors discuss the future property law implications of carbon storage in
depleted oil reservoirs, with a particular focus on the potential effects of the
recent Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) leases. The paper concludes that the
practical property law implications of the development of offshore carbon
storage could be detrimental to the government and ultimately the taxpayer;
thus, more consideration should be afforded to it during the planning stage of
projects and policy decision-making
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-66
Number of pages15
JournalThe King's Student Law Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


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