International Petroleum Law Workshop
This program will provide participants with the practical aspects of petroleum law: how the law works in practice; how to read and comment on legal documents, procedures and regulations; and how to work with and assist members of their legal team. The principles of law and legal practice will be applied to the typical legal documents and issues that arise as a company first enters a country to negotiate a host country agreement covering the drilling of wells and the negotiation of the transportation, lifting and sales agreements. The program will demystify the fundamentals of legal analysis and the language and meaning of legal documents and, in the process, it will enhance the participant’s working relationship with the legal team. The program scope will be broad, highlighting the most important legal and regulatory issues that exist in the different phases of the upstream and midstream petroleum business. The instructional format will consist of lectures and case discussions by experienced faculty, team participation in Ganda (a challenging simulation business game), and the group examination and discussion of sample contracts.