‘‘I have found the OGEL service innovative, comprehensive and most informative. We in the Shell E&P legal services are very please to be able to use it ...’’

Curtis Frasier,
Shell General Counsel (E&P), 2004

About OGEL (ISSN 1875-418X)

Oil, Gas, Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL, ISSN 1875-418X) started publishing in January 2003 and has since gained popularity with a large number of (international) energy companies, governmental organisations, law firms (mainly those with a claim to special competence in international oil, gas and energy regulation), international agencies, academic and think-tank institutions in the field of energy policy and various NGOs. To get an idea of our current readership you can find some of them here.

You can use the menu on the left to learn more about our contributing authors, published issues, special features or browse through our OGEL Legal & Regulatory material.

If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact us.

Founding editor

Founding editor of OGEL is Professor Thomas W. Wälde (1949-2008). In February 2009 an editorial committee took over the various roles of Professor Wälde for the OGEL and TDM Journals and the associated discussion fora OGELFORUM and OGEMID.

Joint venture

OGEL / OGELFORUM and TDM / (Young-)OGEMID are joint ventures of Maris BV and Camko Ltd. Camko Ltd. was founded in 2008 by the family of founding editor Thomas W. Wälde to ensure continuation of the various publications.

OGEL Products & Services

The OGEL intelligence service offers the following Services & Products:

OGEL Journal

The OGEL Journal (ISSN 1875-418X, www.ogel.org) is an international journal focusing on recent developments in the area of oil-gas-energy law, regulation, treaties, judicial and arbitral cases, voluntary guidelines, tax and contracting, including the oil-gas-energy geopolitics. Each issue can be downloaded as a pdf-file from the website. E-mail is used to notify registered users of new OGEL editions and its index. The OGEL Journal includes inter alia an extensive series of concise abstracts. Most abstracts contain hyperlinks to more extensive and full articles, notes, comments and primary law, written by expert oil-gas-energy lawyers and regulation specialists. As part of the subscription users can access and download these full articles from the OGEL website.

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Open to all to read and to contribute

OGEL has become the hub of a global professional and academic network. We therefore invite all those with an oil-gas-energy law and regulation interest to contribute. In addition to full length articles, we are looking for short comments on recent developments of broad interest. We would like where possible such comments to be backed-up by provision of in-depth notes and articles and primary legal and regulatory materials. Please contact us if you want to participate in this global network: we are ready to publish contributions with name, photo, and brief biographical description - but we will also accept anonymous ones.

OGEL Legal & Regulatory Materials

A subscription to OGEL includes access to a database of Legal and Regulatory Materials, a growing collection of: laws, regulations, contracts, guidelines, tribunal/court awards. The database already contains a large collection of energy laws, treaties, agreements, awards and other primary materials. As it continues to grow, it will become a more valuable asset of your OGEL subscription.

Different from existing services, this "OGEL knowledge bank" focuses in particular on the inclusion of authoritative "soft" regulatory materials - voluntary codes, guidelines, standards, resolutions and declarations. Both the impact of the NGO "civil society" , the corporate governance and the professional communities will be reflected in the "soft" regulation database.

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The OGELFORUM mailinglist (listserv) started in August 2008 as a place for discussion, sharing of insights and intelligence, of relevant issues related in a significant way to oil, gas and energy issues: Policy, legislation, contracting, security strategy, climate change related to energy.

The OGELFORUM listserv for OGEL subscribers was derived from ENATRES (a discussion group for CEPMLP PhD students, CEPMLP staff). Requests for admissions are received on a daily basis as it is seen as one of the most effective (if not the most effective) way of keeping abreast of recent developments in the specialised field it covers.

OGELFORUM brings together most of the world's experienced professionals in the field of oil, gas and energy law, regulation and policy. OGELFORUM members are now the most up-to-date informed professionals in these fields.

ISSN 1875-418X

The Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence ISSN number: 1875-418X

Transnational Dispute Management (OGEL sister publication)

Transnational Dispute Management TDM (www.transnational-dispute-management.com, ISSN 1875-4120) is a comprehensive and innovative information service on the management of international disputes, with a focus on the new and rapidly evolving area of investment arbitration, but also in other significant areas of international investment (such as oil, gas, energy, infrastructure, mining, utilities etc). It deals both with formal adjudicatory procedures (mainly investment and commercial arbitration), but also mediation/ADR methods, negotiation and managerial ways to manage transnational disputes efficiently. Be sure to check out our special arrangement for a combined OGEL/TDM subscription.


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