Jean Monnet Network on enforcement of EU law (EULEN)

YRP Projects

Regulation of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (by Margarita Zarate)

Based on the theory of regulation, my PhD focuses on the regulation of offshore oil and gas exploration and production in its three dimensions: rule-making, monitoring and enforcement. My dissertation compares the regulatory regimes developed by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Norway and the Netherlands for protecting human health, safety and the environment in offshore oil and gas activities. I particularly focus on the use of enforcement tools and how different enforcement styles may contribute to promote safety in offshore oil and gas operations and protect the marine environment.

Besides risk regulation and supervision in the oil and gas sector, my research focuses on the broad field of energy law covering climate change and renewable energies.


Ms. Margarita Zarate – M.T.Nieves.Zarate@rug.nlLinkedIn

University of Groningen

Advisory Board

The network also has an advisory board with internationally recognised experts in the field of enforcement:

General coordination
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (prof. dr. Michiel Luchtman and dr. Mira Scholten)
Summer School 2022
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (prof. Judith van Erp)
OECD (dr. Florentin Blanc)
EU competition law
The University of Warsaw, Poland
(dr. hab. Maciej Bernatt and dr. Laura Zoboli)

Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
(prof. Federico Ghezzi and prof. Mariateresa Maggiolino)

EU banking and financial services
King’s College London, the United Kingdom
(prof. Alexander H. Türk and dr. Oana Stefan)
Fight against EU financial fraud
The University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
(prof. Katalin Ligeti and mr. Fabio Giuffrida)