Joint Development of Offshore Oil and Gas: Joint Development of Offshore Oil & Gas Model Agreement for States for Joint Development with Explanatory Commentary v. 1
A first meeting to investigate joint development agreements between States in offshore maritime zones was held by the Institute on 10 June 1985. A Working Group under the chairmanship of Sir Maurice Bathurst was set up with members drawn from industry, university and government service. The Working Group was supported by Hazel Fox and research officers of the Institute. At the first meeting of the Working Group, the objective of the research project was identified as the production of "a Model Agreement with Commentary for States with alternative clauses taking into account commercial requirements of participating oil companies on essential matters such as governing law and title".
The Research Team included: Hazel Fox QC, Paul McDade, Derek Rankin Reid, Anastasia Strati, and Peter Huey.