Short Course on

International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts, and Negotiations

  • Houston, Texas
  • Part 1: Oct. 3 - 7, 2022 | Part 2: Oct. 10 - 14, 2022


Registration Pricing - Earlybird pricing ends August 25, 2022.
Earlybird / Late

Part 1 OR Part 2
FNREL / AIEN / IEL Member: $2,700 / $2,900
Non-Member: $3,100 / $3,300

Both Part 1 and Part 2 (10% Discount to Attend Both)
FNREL / AIEN / IEL Member: $4,860/ $5,220
Non-Member: $5,580 / $5,940

Hard copy course materials may be purchased for $90 and will be distributed at the Short Course. All registrants will receive electronic materials in advance included with their registration. You may only purchase hard copy materials for the course(s) for which you are registered.


Part 1: From Concept to Discovery - October 3 - 7, 2022

  • 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 10 - 14, 2022

  • International Project Development Risks
  • Sanctions
  • Seismic Contracts, Data Use & Exchange Agreements
  • Unconventional Resources Development
  • Crude Oil Marketing
  • International Drilling and Service Contracts
  • Decommissioning Issues
  • ESG - 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



Conference Co-Sponsors

The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law

Association of International Energy Negotiators

Institute for Energy Law

This program is only being offered in an in-person format. Your registration fee includes access to the electronic course materials.
Short courses happen on an annual basis and are therefore not recorded. 

COVID-19 Risk Acknowledgment, Waiver, and Release
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 sponsors 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), which may include, 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 or believe for any reason you have COVID-19; and (4) waive and forever release and discharge the sponsors and its 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.