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Oil and Gas Agreements

Get a wealth of experience in the legal & commercial issues in oil & gas
  • Course overview:

    The complexity of the oil and gas industries frequently results in projects being undertaken by joint ventures, alliances and other strategic groupings. Forming a successful alliance, whatever its format, is a complex process requiring a high degree of experience and expertise.


    At this school Dennis Stickley, an international legal expert in petroleum law , will discuss with participants why parties come together in a cooperative endeavour to undertake a phase of a project, the legal forms they might use in so doing, the relationships created by the forms and the principle legal and commercial issues that affect those relationships.

    The school will prove invaluable to CEOs, COOs and CFOs engaged in major new, ongoing and potential ventures in the oil and gas sector, and also to their internal and external legal advisers.

    How this course will help you
    The course will cover:

    • The contract matrix in the oil & gas industry
    • Key agreements and examples of those agreements
    • The relationship matrix from a contractual and a corporate perspective
    • The legal principles that shadow relationships
    • Specific issues affecting relationships


  • Day 1

    Fundamentals of International Petroleum Contracts
    • Hydrocarbon Business Chain
    • Key Players
    • Business Model
    • Industry Risk & Uncertainty
    • Contract Performance & Risk Management
    • Governing Law & Contract Stability
    Exercise: Tendering Strategy for Exploration Area


    Fiscal Systems

    • Resource Agreements
    • Comparison of Fiscal Systems
    • Evaluation of Fiscal Systems
    • Economic Analysis
    • Economics & Finance
    • Special Terms for Natural Gas
    Exercise: Tax and Fiscal Incentives


    Up Stream Contracts

    • Stages, Contracts & Operations
    • Joint Ventures
    • Management of Operations
    • Work Programmes
    • Service & Supply Contracts
    • Local Content
    • Farmouts and Related Transactions
    • Enhanced Oil Production
    • Unitization
    Exercise: Default on Cash Call


    Day 2

    Midstream Contracts
    • Stages, Contracts & Operations
    • Production Sales
    • Transportation
    • Crude Oil Sale
    • Lifting Agreements
    • Natural Gas Development
    • Gas Sales & Purchase Agreement
    • Project Optimization
    • Transportation Options
    • Gas Transportation Agreement
    • LNG Shipping Agreements
    • Multi-User LNG Terminals
    • Floating Storage & Regasification Units

    Day 3

    Downstream Contracts
    • Stages, Contracts & Operations
    • Wholesale Contracts
    • Retail Distribution Contracts
    • Commodity Trading Contracts
    • Natural Gas Distribution & Utilization
    Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • Stages & Structures
    • Acquisition Process
    • Consents & Approvals
    Exercise: Due Diligence in Share Transfer


    Accounting & Auditing

    • Accounting
    • Auditing
    • PSC Audit Procedure
    Exercise: PSC Cost Recovery Audit


    Day 4

    Governance & Regulation
    • Petroleum Law
    • Legal Hierarchy
    • Legal Function in Contracts
    • Ethics
    • Good Faith
    Exercise: Audit Procedures


    Negotiation Process

    • Negotiation Stages
    • Contract Architecture
    • Express and Implied Obligations
    • Balancing Contracts
    • Documentation
    • Document Management
    • Closings
    Exercise: Contracts and Agreements; Conditions and Covenants


    Dispute Resolution

    • Sources of Disputes
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Post-Award Considerations
    • Sovereign Immunity
    Exercise: Use of Expert Reports


  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Dennis Stickley


    Dennis is an international legal expert in petroleum law who is based in United Kingdom. He is a qualified lawyer in the United States as well as UK and New Zealand and has been listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers. He has received the degrees of Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming and LLM-Energy Law from the University of Utah.In his thirty years of practice, Dennis has been the chief legal officer for Sinclair Oil Corporation in the US, and the Petroleum Exploration Corporation of New Zealand. He has also worked as an adviser on law and negotiations regarding petroleum resource development, pipeline transportation and fuel purchase contracts to Petrobangla, PetroVietnam, Kazmunigaz, Cambodian Petroleum Authority, Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero), Gas Authority of India, Papua New Guinea Department of Mines and Petroleum, Philippines National Power Corporation and the Sri Lanka Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat.Dennis has also been a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, The World Bank and the European Investment Bank on petroleum sector policy, project financing for oil and gas development and crossborder gas trade all over the world. He was the legal adviser to four West African governments for the West African Gas Pipeline Project and was appointed as an adviser by the US State Department and Department of Commerce on gas pipeline projects in Azerbaijan and Bangladesh. He is a Member of the Global Faculty for the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy at the University of Dundee. He is the course author of International Comparative Petroleum Law and has published A Framework for Negotiating and Documenting International Petroleum Transactions and A Framework for Negotiating and Managing Gas Industry Contracts.Dennis' research in the field of petroleum law has been published in the Land and Water Law Review, Tulsa Law Journal and Journal of Comparative and International Law. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor on Insurance Law and Oil & Gas Law at the University of Wyoming.



The course will take place at a central London hotel. The map attached details some of our most frequently used venues.