Short Course on

International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts, and Negotiations, PARTS 1 and 2

Registration for Part 1 is closed.

To register for Part 2 only, click here.

Part 1 - From Concept to Discovery: September 24-28, 2018

  • Risks of International Investments
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Ethics and Anti-Bribery Compliance
  • Bidding Agreements
  • AMI Agreements
  • Granting Instruments
  • Stabilization Issues
  • Joint Operating Agreements
  • JOA Accounting Procedures
  • Participation (Farmout) Agreements
  • Unitization Issues
  • Crude Oil Lifting Agreements
  • International Dispute Resolution


Part 2 - From Discovery to Decommissioning: October 1-5, 2018

  • International Project Development Risks
  • Sanctions
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Seismic Contracts, Data Use & Exchange Agreements
  • Unconventional Resources Development
  • Crude Oil Marketing
  • International Drilling and Service Contracts
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Business Ethics
  • Decommissioning Issues
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Natural Gas Sales Agreements
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Transportation
  • Natural Gas Balancing
  • LNG Project Development


Continuing Education Credit

Each course consists of approximately 29.5 hours of continuing education, including up to 90 minutes of ethics in Part 1 and up to 75 minutes of ethics in Part 2, depending upon your jurisdiction. You must let us know, at least 45 days in advance of the conference, the states or organizations for which you will need credit (see registration form). Credit hours for states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Foundation conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states and Canadian provinces, and various professional organizations. Attorneys from certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. The Foundation is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

Earlybird Discount

Cutoff date for discounted registration fees: July 9, 2018

Course Materials

Participants may pick up their program materials on Monday, September 24, and on Monday, October 1, starting at 8:15am at the course regis­tration desk at the Westin Galleria Hotel, 5060 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77056, USA. Sessions will meet at this hotel daily.

Conference Co-Sponsors

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Institute for Energy Law

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation