Tina Hunter


Tina Hunter is reader in Energy Law and a Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. She has a background in Geology and Geomorphology, research and comparative Petroleum Law. She has a PhD entitled “Legal regulatory framework for the sustainable extraction of Australian offshore petroleum resources: a functional analysis” (2010) at the University of Bergen, Norway; a Juris Doctor (Hons) (2006); M. App. Sc. (Dist) (2000); G. Dip A (1993) (Information Science) and a BA (Hons) (1989) (Marine Geology and Sedimentology).

She was previously Director of the Centre for International Petroleum, Minerals and Energy Law at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland. She teaches and researches in the area of upstream petroleum law (both onshore and offshore), resources law in the Arctic and shale gas law, and continues to teach in Australia and Norway.

Dr. Hunter consults to Australian and international government departments advising on law and policy relating to offshore petroleum extraction, shale and coal seam gas extraction and mining and investment activities. The Australian Commonwealth government and international governments have sought her expertise regarding the regulation of petroleum activities, particularly offshore petroleum and unconventional gas resource development. She has analysed petroleum laws in multiple jurisdictions, as well as drafting laws in number of jurisdictions.

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