Short Course on

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

  • Houston, Texas
  • September 27-October 8, 2021


Member / RMMLF / AIPN / IEL: $2,700 - Discount For Both: $4,860
Non-Member: $3,100 Discount For Both: $5,580


Part 1 - From Concept to Discovery: September 27-October 1, 2021

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


Part 2 - From Discovery to Decommissioning: October 4-8, 2021

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



Refund Policy

Fully recognizing that every individual’s situation is in flux, our goal is to make it easier for you to attend. As a result, you may substitute another attendee for your registration or cancel your registration through September 6, 2021 for a full refund. From September 6 through September 16, you may substitute another attendee for your registration or carry forward your registration to the 2022 course without penalty. After September 16 and before the first day of the event you may substitute another attendee for your registration or carry forward your registration to the 2022 course for a 10% administrative fee. No substitutions, carryforwards, or cancellations will be allowed after the course has begun.  Advance room deposits are not required by the Westin Galleria Houston, so you can make an advance room reservation and cancel it without penalty up to a week before the start of the course.

 COVID-19 Risk Acknowledgment, Waiver, and Release

When you register you must agree to the following: 

COVID-19 and its variants have created a heightened degree of personal risk and responsibility in participating in this event. You are strongly urged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending this event. The course sponsors (AIPN, RMMLF, IEL) will follow those health and safety practices mandated by the host hotel and by applicable federal, state, and local authorities. Those practices will be determined close to the date of the event and may become more or less strict between registration and the event. By registering for and attending this event, you: (1) acknowledge the risks associated with COVID-19 and its variants; (2) agree to comply with any applicable health and safety practices that may be mandated for the event (regardless of whether federal, state, or local laws mandate the use of such practices), including, without limitation, health screenings, masking, distancing, or other precautions; (3) agree to monitor your own health status and not attend the event if you are symptomatic in any way or believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or its variants; and (4) waive and forever release and discharge the course sponsors and their present and former directors, officers, employees, agents, volunteers, and insurers from and against, any and all claims, demands, causes of action, liabilities, obligations, costs, expenses, and indemnities of every kind and nature, in law or in equity, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, arising out of or related to exposure to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 or its variants at or in connection with this event.

International Travel Information

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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.

Conference Co-Sponsors

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Institute for Energy Law