This course is aimed at students interested in the regulation of the oil and gas sector, with a particular focus on the legal framework governing this sector. It will provide an overview of the role-players in the industry, as well as the various stages of project development. It focuses on selected practical and theoretical aspects of the South African law of oil and gas. The course aims to provide specialist knowledge on the governance and management of oil and gas, specifically focusing on the regulation of these resources by the state, licensing requirements and consequences, as well as issues of ownership of resources and land. Other issues that confront the industry will also be discussed, including black economic empowerment and other local content requirements, royalties and taxation, social and environmental responsibility, and administrative law.