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 How to Join the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

AIPN offers two types of membership: active ($150) and student ($25).
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Active Membership: Active Membership in the Association shall be available to all persons who are engaged in, or who are actively seeking participation in: (i) international negotiations work relating to the acquisition, implementation, or transfer of rights, title, or interests to explore, develop and produce hydrocarbons; (ii) negotiation of international commercial transactions relating to the rights, title, or interests to hydrocarbons, including the sale, purchase, transportation, liquefaction and processing of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon products and the commercial aspects of hydrocarbon-based projects; (iii) negotiation of international commercial transactions relating to hydrocarbon-based electric generation projects; (iv) providing professional services in direct support of the international negotiations work described in subsections (i), (ii) and (iii), including dispute resolution. By way of illustration, but not in limitation, the persons providing such supporting professional services include engineers, lawyers, geologists, geophysicists, accountants, educators, investment bankers, and government officials. Active membership shall not be open to persons seeking membership for commercial purposes or to capitalize on the AIPN in furtherance of their current job business, industry or trade unrelated to the above. Each Active Member applicant must list at least three (3) Active Members, each of whom shall personally know the applicant and be able to recommend him.


Student Participation: Student Membership in the AIPN shall be available to those persons who are enrolled in a college or university of higher learning. Applicants for Student Membership status shall submit a completed application form bearing the recommendation of at least one (1) Active Member of the AIPN who is personally acquainted with the applicant; and shall furnish evidence of student status which may be in the form of a letter or other school record from that student's college or university. Student Participants shall not be entitled to vote or hold office of any kind in the AIPN.



Applicants for Active Membership: Contact three (3) Active AIPN members who know you and are willing to be listed as references on your behalf. (Please note: All three Active members must personally know and positively respond to the AIPN that they support the applicant’s membership application). Fill out the information below Submit membership application fee by mail or wire transfer or pay online by entering your credit card details.  

Applicants for Student Membership: Contact one (1) Active AIPN member who knows you and is willing to be listed as a reference on your behalf. Provide AIPN with a letter from the school you are attending, verifying your current student status. (Letters should be emailed, mailed or faxed to the addresses or fax number shown below). Fill out the information below. Submit membership application fee by mail or wire transfer or pay online by entering your credit card details.


Once your application below is received with all the supporting information, and for Active Membership, once the AIPN receives confirmation from the 3 active members used as references, the application will be submitted to the AIPN Board of Directors at its next Board meeting for review. You will be notified shortly thereafter regarding your admission. Please note that it will take 3 to 6 weeks for your application to be approved at the monthly Board of Directors meeting.

Please note: All information requested in the membership application forms, payment of the annual dues for membership and the required number of references must be provided within 120 days after the date on which the membership application form was provided to AIPN or the application shall be automatically returned. If payment of the annual dues was made by wire transfer and the membership application has been returned, refund of the annual dues payment shall be made less any administrative costs incurred by the AIPN relating to the wire transfer. Re-application for AIPN membership may be made by the applicant.

AIPN membership is based on a calendar year from January 1 to December 31.

QUESTIONS? Please contact the AIPN office at: 11767 Katy Freeway, Suite 412, Houston, TX 77079 USA
Tel: +1 (281) 558-7715 | Fax: +1 (281) 558 7073 | Email:


Download application and mail/ Fax in - Click Here  or proceed to online application. Please allow an additional week for paper applications to be processed.

Don't forget to add the Journal of World Energy Law & Business Print Subscription when you apply for membership!
AIPN members can receive a one-year print subscription at an exclusive discount price of US$81 (6 issues, no extra shipping costs apply). 

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