John Karlberg
First Name: John
Surname: Karlberg
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263981
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Duties and Responsibilities

John Karlberg is a Lecturer in Law and is Module Co-ordinator for the following modules in the LLB Law and LLM/Masters Oil and Gas Law:

  • Undergraduate: UK Oil and Gas Law (BS4114)
  • Postgraduate: Renewable Energy Issues (BSM109); Oil and Gas Law (BSM083)

He also undertakes both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations in topics related to the above.

Academic Background

John has an Economics/Modern History honours degree from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and a postgraduate MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He joined the Robert Gordon University in 2008 after working overseas in a wide range of managerial positions.

Research Interests

John's main research interests are Renewable Energy Issues, Environmental Aspects of the Oil and Gas Industry, Evolving Issues in Oil and Gas Law, the fiscal and contractual regimes in the global oil and gas industry, and the Libyan Hydrocarbon Sector.

PhD Supervision

He is interested in supervising on all areas within his research interests, but particularly interested in applications in the following topic areas:

  • Climate Change Law
  • Renewable Energy and the Energy Transition
  • The Just Energy Transition
  • The regulatory and policy context surrounding unconventional oil and gas projects
  • Environmental impacts of the Oil and Gas industry

John is currently principal supervisor for the following doctoral research students – Kiran Mattai, Judith Moubarak, Okwanuzor Okuguni.

External / Professional Roles

  • Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA)

  • Member of the Society for Libyan Studies.


Otman, W., and Karlberg, E.J., Libya: Petroleum Industry & the Economic Diversification, OGEL Volume 3, Issue #03, October 2005.

Otman, W., and Karlberg, E.J., The Libyan Economy: Economic Diversification and International Repositioning, Springer, May, 2007.