International Oil & Gas Contracts

Contracts are what make the oil and gas industry work. Getting them right is crucial to success, whether you are in an oil company or government ministry. Join this course to improve your capabilities in drafting and executing contracts.

You will understand the key issues to be covered, and get to know all the legal and practical nuances of standard clauses. It will look at the legal frameworks behind oil and gas contracts and help you understand how different jurisdictions affect drafting.  It will give you a clear understanding of the different roles and obligations of all parties, giving you greater confidence and credibility in contract discussions.

International Oil & Gas Contracts focuses on the legal frameworks and key legal issues behind oil and gas contracts; we also offer the Contracts & Negotiations in Oil & Gas course focusing more on the commercial aspects of the contract process, including negotiating skills.

Who Should Attend

This is a course for IOC, NOC in-house lawyers and private practice lawyers, and also for commercial managers whose responsibilities include contract oversight. Anyone in the oil and gas business who is involved in contract negotiations will benefit from these courses. This includes project managers, commercial managers and government officials as well as in-house counsel and private practice lawyers who are engaged in oil and gas law.

Course Content

Run over 3 Days in the classroom, or 5 days for the online version, they are interactive programmes with plenty of exercises and case studies.

The course covers:

  • The role of contracts in the oil and gas sector
  • The legal framework for oil and gas operations – upstream & downstream
  • Key issues in documentation
  • Key issues in supply agreements
  • Contracts with Government-owned enterprises
  • Dispute resolution & arbitration

Classroom & Online Delivery

We deliver these courses twice a year in London, Lagos, and Indonesia, as well as online. We also run them as in-house programmes for teams within the same company.

Online Delivery – For clients who prefer not to travel or who cannot spare the time from the office, the online course consists of 2x 2-hour sessions per day over 5 days. We limit the number of participants to ensure as much interactivity as possible. In all other respects it is identical to the classroom course.

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