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From the Publisher'Daintith's excellent research has produced a work full of vivid and interesting detail. The book's greatest virtue is in pulling together contemporaneous activities in many parts of the world and comparing them to the pattern of development in the U.S. oil industry. Historians, scholars, policy analysts, and those interested in the history of the oil and gas industry will enjoy this informative and original account of the law of capture.'
Jacqueline L. Weaver, University of Houston Law Center
'Professor Daintith has provided a thorough analysis of the most fundamental of all rules of oil and gas law. Every oil and gas lawyer, petroleum landman, petroleum geologist, and petroleum engineer should read this important book.'
Owen L. Anderson, The University of Oklahoma College of Law, USA
'Terence Daintith's comprehensive review of the law of capture seeks to address the needs of both the expert practitioner and the non specialist enquirer and leaves neither wanting. This definitive text is a thoroughly enjoyable read. A quite splendid accomplishment by one of the foremost experts in the field.'
Malcolm Webb. Chief Executive, Oil & Gas UK
'Daintith brings to life one of the most important aspects affecting the evolution of global oil and gas. His comprehensive research coupled with an engaging writing style allows for a most interesting and educational analysis. To tame the Rule of Capture, governments have adopted policies relating to how oil and gas is shared and developed. Daintith discusses, analyzes, and evaluates these efforts. His observations and insights are essential to understanding the history of how we developed today's rules and provide a foundation to understanding oil and gas unitizations—which are about to transform oil and gas in the next century as the Rule of Capture did in the prior century.'
Andrew B. Derman, Partner, International Energy Practice Group Leader, Thompson & Knight LLP, Dallas, USA
'Be warned, when you do pick it up you quickly will become engaged in the story and thus find it hard to put down...this book will be of great interest and value to historical and legal scholars alike. Likewise, the same is true for anyone involved in the Oil Patch, for here in a single source is the history, development, and application of one of the foundations of the itnernational oil and gas industry.'
William R. Brice, Oil- Industry History.