Georgia Institute Of Technology **We aren't endorsed by this school
Sep 12, 2023
Uploaded by LieutenantBatMaster311 on coursehero.com
Course Syllabus Course information Course Number ENGY 6330 Course Title Energy Law and Contracts Term Fall, 2023 Days & Times Tuesday 7:00 - 9:45 pm Professor contact information Professor Daniel C. Sibley, J.D., Ll.M Phone (office) 972-883-5021 Phone (mobile) 214-908-2420 Email address [email protected] Office location 14.216 Office Hours by appointment Course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and/or other restrictions None Course description This course provides an overview of U.S. and international laws, regulations, and contracts that govern certain aspects of energy resources, including: ownership of the raw materials of energy by the state, by individuals, and by hybrid arrangements between governments and private entities exploration for, and production and transportation of, crude oil and natural gas; generation and delivery of electricity; production and use of coal; environmental and species protection laws and regulations; development of wind, solar, biomass, and other renewable sources of energy; legal structures of investments in energy-related activities In the international arena, the class will explore the legal aspects of the processes, mechanisms and structures that are encountered when capital from wealthy countries is engaged to develop the energy sources found in developing countries, including cooperative agreements between sovereign nations and private capital. About the instructor Dr. Sibley earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1977 and a post-graduate Master of Laws degree from Southern Methodist University in 1984. In 1973, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from The University of North Texas. He is licensed to practice law in Texas. He was also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant but has not maintained that license since the early 1990s as he chose to devote his efforts to the practice of law.
Student learning objectives/outcomes A student taking this course will come away with a basic understanding of energy law, including (i) development of renewable sources of energy, (ii) hydrocarbon exploration, development, production, transportation, and use in the United State and internationally, (iii) electricity and power fundamentals and concerns, (iv) ethical and criminal concerns regarding international activities, (v) historical and current views of political and environmental concerns, and (vi) legal and contract matters that nations and companies encounter concerning energy resources and power needs. Textbooks and materials A copy of the book "Upstream Government Petroleum Contracts," King & Spalding, 2017, will be distributed in class or otherwise provided and furnished free of charge, and must be returned in good condition without highlighting, notes, or markings. Only a few portions of this textbook will be used. Materials in electronic format, especially regarding electricity, wind and solar energy, and biofuels will be furnished by the instructor free of charge. These materials will include read documents used in real transactions in the energy industry. In addition, the instructor will provide optional materials electronically or by links to authoritative websites that include discussions of matters that are relevant to the weekly lectures. Students are required to get a student membership in the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (the "AIPN") to access the AIPN's extensive library of model industry contracts and other material. The cost of the student membership is $25 and is payable directly to the AIPN by the student. The instructor will assist the students with the applications. Assignments and academic calendar This class is primarily a lecture class. In addition to reading assignments, attendance and in-class discussions, there will be several "short answer" exams during the semester. There will not be a comprehensive exam. Students are also required to submit written questions regarding assigned readings throughout the semester. Due to the schedules of guest lectures and changes that may be required, this syllabus will be updated to state the class schedule and topics, reading assignments, and due dates for projects or short papers. Grading Policy Your grade in this class will be based primarily upon attendance, class participation (including required written questions from students to be submitted prior to many classes) and several short answer quizzes (no "pop" quizzes). There will not be a comprehensive exam near the end of the semester. The lectures and required questions and quizzes will relate directly to real matters that are encountered in dealing with energy law and contracts and are intended to impart knowledge or teach skills that the student will be expected to know and use to make decisions in an energy management job.
Course Policies Late Work; Make-up assignments or exams Subject to conditions that we encounter during the semester, late work may be accepted, determined on a case-by-case basis. In the event of a reasonable need (to be determined by the instructor), a make-up or alternative date for the responses to any assignments will be granted. Extra credit Extra credit may be available, based on current conditions, and is encouraged. The extra credit may be earned in the form of short research projects (due date(s) to be announced) and/or voluntary attendance (including online viewing) at lectures by noted speakers in other classes (subject to availability). Class Attendance Absences with a valid excuse will be excused (in advance when possible, including an email sent to the instructor). However, due to the nature of the class and its emphasis on attendance and class discussions, too many absences without subsequent extra credit will negatively impact a course grade. Classroom Citizenship Comet Creed This creed was voted on by the UT Dallas student body in 2014. It is a standard that Comets choose to live by and encourage others to do the same: "As a Comet, I pledge honesty, integrity, and service in all that I do." UT Dallas Syllabus Policies and Procedures The information contained in the following link constitutes the University's policies and procedures segment of the course syllabus. Please go to http://go.utdallas.edu/syllabus-policies for these policies The descriptions and timelines contained in this syllabus are subject to change at the discretion of the Professor, especially when change is needed to accommodate a guest lecturer.
Page1of 4
Uploaded by LieutenantBatMaster311 on coursehero.com