Handbook of Shale Gas Law and Policy

Handbook of Shale Gas Law and Policy

by Tina Hunter (Editor)

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Overview

Handbook of Shale Gas Law and Policy by Tina Hunter

In the UK, petroleum law and policy to date has focused on the oil and gas resources in the North Sea, and their regulation over the last 50 years. However, a new source of petroleum in the UK is emerging - that of the unconventional petroleum resource of shale gas. This thematic book considers shale gas law and regulation. While there is a focus on the UK, the book also places it within a wider global context. Rather than a theoretical focus, the book offers a practical, applicable focus, so that the reader can apply the legal principles and policies to their jurisdiction. Handbook of Shale Gas Law and Policy focuses on five major themes: overview and introduction to shale gas activities * shale gas economics and energy security * access to shale gas resources * shale gas law and regulation * the future of shale gas. (Series: Energy and Law, Vol. 18) [Subject: Energy Law]

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780682426
Publisher: Intersentia
Publication date: 03/20/2015
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

List of Tables and Figures xiii

List of Authors xv

Part I Overview and Introduction to Shale Gas Activities

Introduction Tina Hunter 3

1 Introduction 3

2 Global Shale Gas Resources 6

3 The Shale Gas Extraction Lifecycle 8

4 Conclusion 11

Shales, Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Peter Styles 13

1 Introduction 13

2 Hydrocarbon-Based Energy 14

3 But First, What is a Shale? 15

4 Shale Gas 18

5 Issues which Fracking Raises 30

6 Summary and Conclusions 37

Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Operations: Risk and Response in Shale Gas Policy Hannah J. Wiseman 41

1 The Risks of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development and Regulatory Responses to Risks 47

2 Remaining Regulatory Gaps 61

Part II Shale Gas Economics and Energy Security

The US Shale Gas Revolution and its Economic Impacts in the Non-US Setting: A Russian Perspective Andrey Konoplyanik 65

1 Shale Development and Technological Advances 67

2 Why in the US and not Elsewhere? 70

3 Why not in Europe? Why not in China? Why not Elsewhere? 80

4 Domino Effects of the US Shale Gas Revolution 84

5 Current US Problems: Financial Price to Pay for Shale Revolution 97

Shale Gas and Global Markets Roberto F. Aguilera Marian Radetzki 107

1 Introduction 107

2 Definitions and Technical Characteristics 108

3 US Achievements to Date 111

4 Impact on US and International Energy Markets 113

5 The Shale Revolution: Its General Benefits to the US Economy 116

6 Anticipated Future US Prospects and their Implications 117

7 Will the Revolution Spread Globally? 118

8 Policy Implications of a Successfully Maturing Global Shale Revolution 121

Shale Gas and Energy Security Slawomir Raszewski 123

1 Global Energy Demand 124

2 Conventional Thinking in Energy Security 126

3 Changing Dynamics of Energy Security: Unconventional Gas and its Challengers 128

4 Governance of Energy Markets 131

5 Geopolitics of Energy 133

6 International Oil Companies and Resource Nationalism 134

7 Conclusion 136

Part III Access to Shale Gas Resources

Granting of Shale Gas Licences, Land Access and Property Rights in North America Alastair R. Lucas, QC Simone Fraser 139

1 Introduction 139

2 Permits and Licences for Shale Gas Activities 140

3 United States Permit Requirements 141

4 Canadian Permit Requirements 149

5 Property Rights and Hydraulic Fracturing 151

Granting of Shale Gas Licences, Land Access and Property Rights in Australia Michael Weir 157

1 Introduction 157

2 Common Law and Statutory Rights to Ownership of Minerals and Petroleum 158

3 Granting of Shale Gas Titles 159

4 Land Access for Exploration and Petroleum Production 164

5 Conclusion 171

Shale Gas Licensing in the United Kingdom Tina Hunter Steven Latta 173

1 Introduction 173

2 Common Law and Statutory Rights to Ownership of Minerals and Petroleum 174

3 Granting of Access to Shale Gas 175

4 Land Access and Community Development 183

5 Conclusion 186

Part IV Shale Gas Law and Regulation

Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing David Campin 189

1 Introduction 189

2 Petroleum Resource Ownership 192

3 Environmental Regulatory Focus with Hydraulic Fracturing 193

4 Summary 210

Regulating Well Integrity Andrew Garnett 213

1 Introduction 213

2 What is Well Integrity? 218

3 Geology and the Environment in which Wells Operate 225

4 Constructing or Installing the Oil and Gas Well: Basics 228

5 Differences in Shale Wells 229

6 Well Integrity Issues Specific to Hydraulically Fractured Wells 230

7 Summary: Key Questions for Regulating Well Integrity 231

8 Conclusion 234

9 Summary of Key API Shale-Related Guidelines 234

The Environmental Challenges of Shale Gas Extraction David M. ONG 237

1 Introduction: Tire Challenge of New Technologies for Environmental Law 237

2 US State (as Opposed to Federal) Regulation of the Shale Industry 241

3 Shale Industry Regulation in Canada: Implications of the Quebec Moratorium 246

4 EU Commission Recommendations on Minimum Principles for the Shale Industry 248

5 France: Prohibiting the Shale Gas Industry 252

6 Poland: Facilitating the Shale Gas Industry at the Expense of Environmental Concerns? 254

7 The UK Approach to the Shale Industry: Cautious but Permissive 256

8 Conclusions 259

An Overview of Shale Gas Law and Policy Slawomir Raszewski 261

1 European Position on Shale Gas Exploration and Production 262

2 Country Developments: Poland 265

3 Country Developments: Romania 270

4 Country Developments: Bulgaria 273

5 Country Developments: France 276

6 Conclusion 280

Shale Gas Law and Regulation in the United Kingdom John Paterson Tina Hunter 281

1 Introduction 281

2 Overview of the UK Regulatory Framework for Petroleum Activities 285

3 Health, Safety and Well Integrity 288

4 Planning Permission 292

5 Environmental Permissioning 296

6 Hydraulic Fracturing Permissioning Regime (Drill and Fracture) 301

7 Conclusion 302

Shale Gas Law and Regulation in North America Allan Ingelson 305

1 Introduction 305

2 Regulation of Shale Gas Development in North America 307

3 Hydraulic Fracturing and the Environment 313

4 Conclusion 338

Shale Gas Law and Policy in Australia Tina Hunter 341

1 Introduction 341

2 Shale Gas Resources in Australia 342

3 Regulation of Shale Gas Activities 345

4 Conclusion 365

Part V The Future of Shale Gas in the United Kingdom

Shale Gas and the Energy Policy 'Trilemma' Cristelle Maurin Vlado Vivoda 369

1 Introduction 369

2 Availability 371

3 Affordability 373

4 Sustainability 374

5 Policy Implications 377

6 Conclusion 380

Future Trends in Shale Gas Law and Policy in the United Kingdom Tina Hunter Emre Usenmez John Paterson 383

1 Introduction 383

2 Moratoria 385

3 Devolution 386

4 Review and Regulatory Reform 388

5 Fiscal Incentives 391

6 Conclusion 394

Index 395

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