Experts in Iraqi Oil and Gas Visit TU College of Law

Friday, April 01, 2011

Rex ZedalisThree experts in the field of Iraqi oil and gas law joined Rex Zedalis, Phyllis Hurley Frey Professor at the TU College of Law, in February at TU for a workshop to advance knowledge in this area.

Zedalis is the author of two books on the subject – Claims Against Iraqi Oil and Gas: Legal Considerations and Lessons Learned and The Legal Dimensions of Oil and Gas Law in Iraq: Current Realities and Future Prospects – and is working on a third.

Joining Zedalis were Owen Anderson, the Eugene Kuntz Chair in Oil, Gas & Natural Resources at the University of Oklahoma College of Law; Haider Hamoudi, Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a former legal consultant to the Iraqi Government; and John Lowe, the George Hutchison Professor of Energy Law and Associate Dean at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Anderson and Lowe worked as consultants in the preparation of the proposed Iraqi oil and gas framework law.

The workshop focused on the issue of federalism and oil and gas, primarily the relationship between the central government and the sub-central governmental units. They also examined the nature of existing oil and gas development agreements and prospects for the future.

Scott Been