Oil, Gas and Mining Law in Africa

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485127079
  • 1st Edition
  • 586 Pages
  • 2018


Lauriol, T ; Raynaud, É

2018 - 1st Edition

R 850.00

About this Publication:

The exploitation of natural resources in Africa represents a major challenge. The African continent, which remains largely unexplored, contains a large part of the world’s natural resources. The current context, characterised by a fluctuation of commodity prices, does not reduce the growing interest in Africa and its extractive sector.

Oil, Gas and Mining Law in Africa analyses the mining and petroleum laws in African countries and includes an assessment of contractual aspects applicable to oil, gas and mining operations. The innovative interest of this book is to provide a detailed and up-to-date analysis of mining and petroleum laws applicable to the upstream sector in Africa. It focuses on all the mining and petroleum laws and especially those recently enacted in a constantly changing environment.

Contents Include:

  • Part 1: Introduction
    • General background
    • The stakeholders
    • Natural resources exploitation activities
    • The permanent sovereignty of states
    • Ownership of natural resources
    • The legal and contractual framework for the exploitation of natural resources
    • The internationalisation of applicable standards
  • Part 2: Legal basis of the exploitation of natural resources
    • The concept of mining rights
    • The granting of mining rights
    • Agreements with the host state
    • The organisation of exploitation between operators
    • Mining rights over non-extracted resources
    • Mining rights over the extracted resource
    • Taxation
    • Financing
    • Host state participation
  • Part 3: Operational aspects of exploitation
    • Disciplinary rules
    • Surveillance rules
    • Contractual arrangements to manage risks specific to exploitation agreements
    • Rules not specific to exploitation agreements
    • Instruments to implement the transfer of technology
    • Variable effectiveness of technology transfer
    • Stimulating the local economy
    • Enriching national assets of the host state
  • Appendices
    • Main regulations applicable to the upstream Oil & Gas sector by country
    • Main regulations applicable to the upstream mining sector by country
    • Constitutions
    • Regional Texts
    • International Texts
    • Case Law

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • All practitioners who focus their activity on the oil, gas and mining sectors in Africa.