Oil & Gas Contracts

Modern Practices in Licensing, Production Rights, Legislation, Sales, Purchase and Transportation Agreements

Course topic:

Oil and Gas Management

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

This highly interactive Oil & Gas Contracts training course will provide its participants with valuable insight into the operations of the Oil and Gas Industry in a modern context. Oil and Gas contracts are the life blood of the industry and form the basis and foundation upon which the industry operates.  This Oil & Gas Contracts training course will give participants a frame work within which to understand the rights and obligations of both host country and operators and how they are determined and set out in the oil and gas contracts. The legal principles involved in licencing, production sharing contracts, service contracts will be highlighted and discussed in order to provide a solid understanding of the legal basis for these contracts.  Further, the course will also cover sale and purchase and transportation contracts in use in the industry. Risk management in the oil and gas industry is essential and needs to be encapsulated in the contract clauses and this course will provide the fundamental knowledge of the essential risk management features that are in these contracts. Participants will get to understand investor protection in the oil and gas industry and how this can be achieved.

This comprehensive Oil & Gas Contracts training course will provide many opportunities for delegates to discuss to have interactive discussion and review case studies and discuss the various legal and regulatory aspects of these contracts. Participants will gain a true understanding of the legal underpinnings of the oil and gas contracts used around the world in the oil and gas sector.

This Oil & Gas Contracts training course will highlight:

  • Modern aspects of oil and gas contracts
  • How to manage production and country risks
  • Key legal and commercial risk management measure
  • Investor protection by providing legal frameworks
  • Negotiation tools and tactics
  • Dispute resolution in cross border and international contracts

Course details

By the end of this Oil & Gas Contracts training course, participants will:

  • Master and comprehensively understand the legal principles of oil and gas contracts
  • Understanding in depth licensing, production sharing and service contracts
  • Identifying the risk factors and managing those risks through effective contractual clauses
  • Know the relevant legal and regulatory frameworks that are in the oil and gas industry
  • Learn how to use appropriate contractual clauses in oil and gas contracts
  • Appreciate the best dispute resolution methods and how it will apply it in different scenarios

In this Oil & Gas Contracts training course, participants will gain greater understanding of the subject matter through presentations by an experienced international practitioner designed to both inform and broaden the perspectives of the participants. Case studies will be reviewed and discussed bearing in mind some of the realistic scenarios participants have encountered. Interactive discussions on problems and possible solutions will be encouraged.

The organisation will benefit by:

  • Personnel in the organisation will be conversant with oil and gas contracts, licensing and productions rights
  • Having a full understanding of the fundamental legal principles involved in licensing, production sharing contracts and service contracts
  • Knowledge of the legal basis for these contracts
  • Being able to anticipate and deal with issues and ramifications pertinent to energy contracts
  • Strategizing on risk management techniques that can be used in the Oil and Gas contracts
  • Senior management know the options available to enable them to negotiate terms and conditions of oil and gas contracts for upstream and downstream

This Oil & Gas Contracts training course teaches the competencies that enable the attendees to:

  • Obtain the essential skill sets to negotiate oil and gas contracts clauses
  • Manage and production and commercial risks through well drafted contract clauses
  • Gain the ability to formulate a comprehensive thought out approach to contracting
  • Demonstrate a professional understanding of apportioning risk and liability between the parties to the oil and gas contracts
  • Work out a contracting strategy to meet company’s goals
  • Customise bespoke contracts suited to needs of their company

This Oil & Gas Contracts training course will benefit all levels of personnel involved in any aspect of project procurement and implementation in the oil and gas sector.  It will enable a broad range of disciplines to appreciate and understand the complexities of this industry, and how best to manage risk.

This training course is appropriate to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Legal Managers, Legal Counsel
  • Commercial and Business Managers
  • Contracts Administrators, and Managers
  • Commercial, Financial and Insurance Professionals
  • Project and General Management

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Introduction to Oil and Gas Contracts, Licencing and Production Rights
  • Principal Licensing and Contractual Arrangements
  • Upstream and Downstream Contracting
  • Financing in the International Oil & Gas Industry
  • Specific Risks in Upstream & Downstream Contracts
  • Sale and Purchase and Transportation Agreements
  • Contractual Claims and Resultant Disputes
  • The Role of Negotiation Strategies in Dispute Avoidance under Oil & Gas Contracts
DAY 2:
Emergence of New Contractual Arrangements
  • The Modern Concession Contracts
  • The Production Sharing Contracts
  • Participation Agreements and Joint Operation Agreements (JOA)
  • Service Contracts, Pure Service Contracts, Risk Service Contracts
  • Environmental Impacts in the Context of Protection Policies and Requirements
  • Regulatory Framework, Institutional Factors and Infrastructure
  • Comparative Analysis of the Different Contract Forms
DAY 3:
Stabilisation Clauses and International Petroleum Agreements
  • Stabilisation Clauses Defined
  • Typology of Stabilisation Clauses
  • Validity and Efficacy of the Stabilisation Clause
  • Stabilisation Clauses and the National and International Law
  • The Re-negotiability of International Petroleum Agreements: Stability vs. Flexibility
  • The Triggering Events for Renegotiation
DAY 4:
Key Contractual Issues & Risk Allocation in Oil and Gas Contracts
  • Liabilities & Exclusion and Limitation
  • Indemnity and Exclusion Clauses: Why the need?
  • Distinctions and Definitions: Indemnity vs. Exclusion vs. Limitation
  • Mutual Hold Harmless – The ‘knock for knock’ regime
  • Forms of Exclusion Clauses (and why it matters) Common Carve-outs
  • Performance & Penalties
  • Termination Clauses and Right to Terminate
  • Force Majuere, Change in Law and other Disputes
DAY 5:
Methods of Dispute Resolution under Cross Border / International Agreements
  • Arbitration & Mediation – Important Differences
  • Mediation and Conciliation, Adjudication, Dispute Boards - save time and costs
  • Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards under the New York Convention
  • Contemporary Developments in Case Law and Legislation

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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