International energy negotiations: production sharing contract process and cross border pipeline bargaining

Download
2019
Elmacı, Ramazan Kutay
This study analyzes the impacts of process, culture and biases over the international energy negotiations. Analysis involves two different categories which negotiations involving producing state vs. IOC and producing state vs. IOC and states. Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil field development is chosen as contractual process example, whereas Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline project analyzed as a pipeline bargaining situation. Contrary to the scholars who argue that geopoltical factors are very decisive in international energy negotiations, this thesis argues that geopolitical factors are influential only in those international negotiations which involve politically motivated state actors and in other energy negotiations technical, financial, ecological and cultural factors are more decisive due to the lack of intense state involvement. In fact, along with the cultural and biases influences, the technical characteristics of project and type of actors involved have impact over the process of international energy negotiations.

Suggestions

European Union's natural gas trade with Russia : competing priorities of supply security and supply diversification
Aydın, Ayşe Esra; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of Eurasian Studies (2012)
This thesis examines the bilateral relations of European Union and Russia in terms of energy trade. The main question of this thesis is whether European Union could realize its energy strategies of supply security and supply diversification in its natural gas trade with Russia. The main argument of this thesis is; Russia has been undermining the EU’s energy strategy, by using the contradictions between the EU’s energy strategy priorities of supply security and supply diversification. Emphasizing the signifi...
The role of the international community in the democratisation process in bosnia-herzegovina
Rüma, Şadan İnan; Tayfur, Faruk; Department of International Relations (2008)
This thesis analyses the role of the International Community in the democratisation in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH). The main theoretical approach adopted is the Critical Theory as represented mainly by Robert Cox. Cox argued that there was an interaction between the organisation of production, the forms of state, and the world orders. The form of state that the International Community aimed at establishing in BiH following the Dayton Agreement is analysed in relation to the transnationalisation of the world or...
Framing mega regional trade agreements within global capitalism: an analysis of the TPP, TTIP and TISA proposals/
Kahya, Pınar; Yalman, Osman Galip; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2016)
The thesis investigates the reasons behind the emergence of a new generation of mega trade liberalization agreements in different scales. These scales are the US-the EU scale which is concretized with Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Asia-Pacific scale which is on scope of Transpacific Partnership (TPP), and Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) which is negotiated beyond these scales. The aim of the study is to identify the main structural factors, strategies and agencies which drive the...
External and internal aspects of Azerbaijan’s energy policy : Europeanization process and its limitations
Taytaş Öztürk, Özlem; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of Eurasian Studies (2013)
The thesis examines the bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union in the context of energy cooperation. The main research question of the thesis is to what extent Azerbaijan’s domestic and external energy policies are compatible with the European Union’s rules and regulations. The main argument of the thesis is that although Azerbaijan is compatible with the European Union externally, the country has largely opted for pursuing domestic energy policies which clearly differ from the Europe...
Internationalization of competition : is convergence of competition legislation enough to deal with international anticompetitive practices?
Kayıhan Ünal, Lerzan; Karaman, Sevilay; Department of International Relations (2013)
The purpose of this study is to examine the right approach to deal with the internationalization of competition law and policy. The study particularly questions whether convergence of competition legislation of nations as a strategy is enough to deal with the international anticompetitive practices in the absence of a global competition regime. This search surely involves the increased and enhanced cooperation efforts in between and among states. The internationalization of competition law and policy stems ...
Citation Formats
R. K. Elmacı, “International energy negotiations: production sharing contract process and cross border pipeline bargaining,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2019.