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Law and Policy in Petroleum Development
Law and Policy in Petroleum Development
By Kamal Hossain
Nichols, 1979, 284 pp.

To find and produce oil, developing countries usually need the help of foreign companies. To suggest what legal and organizational arrangements will both encourage exploration and give the government the largest possible return is the purpose of this study by a former Cabinet Minister of Bangladesh who is now at Oxford. His work, supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat, draws on the experience of ten quite diverse countries.