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An effective multi-stakeholder strategy for environmental sustainability in oil and gas-producing areas. (2023)
Thesis
DEBSKI, J.A. 2023. An effective multi-stakeholder strategy for environmental sustainability in oil and gas-producing areas. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071585

Environmental sustainability dominates global discourse because of the increasing challenges of mitigation and adaptation to global warming. The aims and targets of ongoing international initiatives are proving insufficient, and are particularly diff... Read More about An effective multi-stakeholder strategy for environmental sustainability in oil and gas-producing areas..

An investigation into the effectiveness of the design and enforcement of Nigeria's anti-gas flaring law and policy regimes, and the considerations of measures that could improve environmental regulatory compliance. (2022)
Thesis
MOHAMMED, J.I. 2022. An investigation into the effectiveness of the design and enforcement of Nigeria's anti-gas flaring law and policy regimes, and the considerations of measures that could improve environmental regulatory compliance. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1893017

Since the discovery of the commercial hydrocarbon deposit in 1956, activity of Nigeria's petroleum industry has dramatically increased. The industry now contributes an average of two million barrels of crude oil daily to the global oil market. Howeve... Read More about An investigation into the effectiveness of the design and enforcement of Nigeria's anti-gas flaring law and policy regimes, and the considerations of measures that could improve environmental regulatory compliance..

Research impact on law and policy making in Africa: energy and construction sectors. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
MANTE, J. and MOLLER, L. 2022. Research impact on law and policy making in Africa: energy and construction sectors. Presented at the 5th Adapting to a changing world seminar, 16 June 2022, [virtual event].

This seminar was the fifth of six seminars in the "Adapting to a Changing World" series, convened by Elimma Ezeani. This particular event focused on how research has impacted law and policy, within the spheres of energy and construction in Africa. Th... Read More about Research impact on law and policy making in Africa: energy and construction sectors..

The fate of waste drilling fluids from oil and gas industry activities in the exploration and production operations. (2022)
Journal Article
NJUGUNA, J., SIDDIQUE, S., KWROFFIE, L.B., PIROMRAT, S., ADDAE-AFOAKWA, K., EKEH-ADEGBOTOLU, U., OLUYEMI, G., YATES, K., MISHRA, A.K. and MOLLER, L. 2022. The fate of waste drilling fluids from oil and gas industry activities in the exploration and production. Waste management [online], 139, pages 362-380. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2021.12.025

Operational discharges from oil and gas exploration industry, accidental spillage, or improperly disposed drilling wastes has serious detrimental effects on human and the environment. The water- and oil-based fluids wastes are generated every year al... Read More about The fate of waste drilling fluids from oil and gas industry activities in the exploration and production operations..

The problem of gas flaring: a review of current legal and policy efforts in the UK and Nigeria. (2021)
Journal Article
MOLLER, L. and MOHAMMED, J.I. [2021]. The problem of gas flaring: a review of current legal and policy efforts in the UK and Nigeria. Oil, gas and energy law [online]: law and policy for gas flaring in a low-carbon economy, Advanced Publication. Available from: https://www.ogel.org/journal-advance-publication-article.asp?key=700

The flaring of gas and consequent carbon dioxide emissions from oil and gas installations is a significant environmental problem in many countries and a key contributor to global warming and climate change. The process consumes useful natural resourc... Read More about The problem of gas flaring: a review of current legal and policy efforts in the UK and Nigeria..

The problem of gas flaring: a review of current legal and policy efforts in the UK and Nigeria. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
MOHAMMED, J.I. and MOLLER, L. 2021. The problem of gas flaring: a review of current legal and policy efforts in the UK and Nigeria. Presented at 2021 AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators) student forum: Nigerian issues and energy transition in developing nations webinar, 22 July 2021, [virtual conference].

Associated gas (AG) flaring is declared illegal in many countries, however, the practice continues with impunity in most oil-producing countries like Russia, Iraq, Iran and USA, Venezuela, Algeria and Nigeria among others. Though may only occur in ce... Read More about The problem of gas flaring: a review of current legal and policy efforts in the UK and Nigeria..

National oil companies and resource nationalism: a challenge for a petroleum resource-rich state. (2020)
Thesis
AZUBIKE, V.C. 2020. National oil companies and resource nationalism: a challenge for a petroleum resource-rich state. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357841

Debates on the relevance of national oil companies (NOCs) as a means for a state to adequately manage their petroleum resources have been put forward by some critics. Some critics argue that the traditional national oil company model is antiquated. A... Read More about National oil companies and resource nationalism: a challenge for a petroleum resource-rich state..

Harnessing the regulatory framework for compliance with environmental regulations in the hydrocarbon sector in Nigeria. (2020)
Thesis
BASSEY, D.E. 2020. Harnessing the regulatory framework for compliance with environmental regulations in the hydrocarbon sector in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Over the past five decades, Nigeria has witnessed immense ecological disaster arising from unsustainable environmental exploitation of its natural resource. Evidence can be seen from the oil and gas sector. Oil and gas activities in the Niger Delta r... Read More about Harnessing the regulatory framework for compliance with environmental regulations in the hydrocarbon sector in Nigeria..

Inherent resilience, major marine environmental change and revitalisation of coastal communities in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. (2020)
Journal Article
MABON, L., KAWABE, M., HUANG, Y.-C., MOLLER, L., GU, J., WAKAMORI, D., NARITA, K., ITO, T., MATSUMOTO, A., NIIZEKI, K., SUZUKI, S. and WATANABE, M. 2020. Inherent resilience, major marine environmental change and revitalisation of coastal communities in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. International journal of disaster risk reduction [online], 51, article ID 101852. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101852

The Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident presents challenging circumstances for disaster recovery in coastal communities, as ongoing uncertainties around the nuclear plant's decommissioning may create new risks in the future. Within disaster risk stud... Read More about Inherent resilience, major marine environmental change and revitalisation of coastal communities in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan..

An investigation into the oil and gas contractual and legal relationship between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraq Federal Government (IFG). (2020)
Thesis
KADIRGOLAM, B. 2020. An investigation into the oil and gas contractual and legal relationship between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraq Federal Government (IFG). Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) production-sharing contracts (PSCs) with international oil companies (IOCs) have dominated the relationship crises between the KRG and the Iraqi Federal Government (IFG) for the last fifteen years. During thi... Read More about An investigation into the oil and gas contractual and legal relationship between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraq Federal Government (IFG)..

How sustainable is Nigeria’s effort of ending gas flaring and unlocking gas potentials: a review of the country’s anti-gas flaring legal and policy frameworks. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
MOHAMMED, J. and MOLLER, L. 2020. How sustainable is Nigeria’s effort of ending gas flaring and unlocking gas potentials: a review of the country’s anti-gas flaring legal and policy frameworks. Presented at 5th International emerging research paradigms in business and social sciences conference 2020 (ERPBSS 2020), 14-16 January 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Nigeria had recently signed a new legal framework with a primary goal of helping the country achieve its policy objective of ending gas flaring and unlocking gas potentials by the year 2020 in line with its commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Developm... Read More about How sustainable is Nigeria’s effort of ending gas flaring and unlocking gas potentials: a review of the country’s anti-gas flaring legal and policy frameworks..

Decommissioning the UKCS: increasing flexibility of approach through proportionate regulation and evidence based practice. (2018)
Thesis
BROOKS, R. 2018. Decommissioning the UKCS: increasing flexibility of approach through proportionate regulation and evidence based practice. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1677784

The purpose of this research is to investigate how industry and government can strategically align to improve efficiency and gain environmental benefit from the challenge of decommissioning redundant offshore oil and gas infrastructure, through an al... Read More about Decommissioning the UKCS: increasing flexibility of approach through proportionate regulation and evidence based practice..

Namibia. (2016)
Book Chapter
MOLLER, L. 2016. Namibia. In Hammerson, M. and Antonas, N. (eds.) Oil and gas decommissioning: law, policy and comparative practice. Second edition. Woking: Globe Law and Business, pages 359-372.

This chapter highlights the legal framework concerning the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas installations in Namibia. It starts with a brief summary of the exploration and production activities in the country, before discussing the legal and i... Read More about Namibia..

Evolution of the legal framework for oil and gas exploration and production in Namibia. (2013)
Journal Article
MOLLER, L. 2013. Evolution of the legal framework for oil and gas exploration and production in Namibia. Oil, gas and energy law (OGEL) [online], 2013(5). Available from: www.ogel.org/article.asp?key=3383

This article highlights the existing national legal framework in Namibia relating to the exploration and production of offshore petroleum resources. It gives a brief summary of the historical context before discussing the extent to which the policy a... Read More about Evolution of the legal framework for oil and gas exploration and production in Namibia..

The governance of oil and gas operations in hostile but attractive regions: West Africa. (2010)
Journal Article
MOLLER, L. 2010. The governance of oil and gas operations in hostile but attractive regions: West Africa. International energy law review, 4, pages 110-122.

West Africa with its well-endowed natural resources remains a highly attractive investment opportunity. That is, to investors who are not deterred by the economical and political challenges of these countries including the responsibilities of governm... Read More about The governance of oil and gas operations in hostile but attractive regions: West Africa..