AIPN-YN US Chapter Breakfast Speaker Series: AIPN Model Form JOA

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (7:30am - 9am US/Central)
Norton Rose Fulbright
1301 McKinney Street, Suite 5100 [map]
Houston, TX

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David H. Sweeney, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Join the AIPN-YN US Chapter for the Breakfast Speaker Series on AIPN's Model Form Joint Operating Agreement (JOA). The presentation will discuss the details of the AIPN JOA, as well as the most useful negotiating points that every great negotiator must be aware of. The JOA is one of the most important agreements that each oil & gas negotiator, commercial professional, and lawyer must thoroughly understand. It is a document that is complex, lengthy, and full of nuances that govern the relationships, rights, duties, and obligations of co-venturers in the same oil and gas contract area for the following 20-30 years. AIPN's 2012 Model Form JOA is a flagship agreement of AIPN that has been modified several times and significantly updated to bring it to its current modern form to reflect how this industry operates.

Continental breakfast and networking starts at 7:30 a.m. There will also be time for questions and brief discussions, so come prepared with questions.

Online registration has been closed. On-site registration will be on a space available basis, and is $20 for members; $25 for non-members and $10 for students.

AIPN-YN is dedicated to providing a platform for energy professionals to stay informed on industry trends and provides opportunities to connect and collaborate with peers, senior professionals, and mentors.

David Sweeney’s experience includes the full natural resource value chain, from exploration, production, processing, and infrastructure, to monetization. Over the past ten years, Mr. Sweeney has advised on energy-related mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate transaction value of over US$60 billion and energy finance transactions with an aggregate transaction value of over US$2 billion, as well as U.S. and international operational matters and projects, including joint and unit operating agreements; joint development agreements; farmouts, farmins and other joint ventures and participation arrangements; and gathering, transportation, processing, production handling, and similar midstream and downstream agreements.

He is a frequent author and speaker on oil and gas topics and has authored a comprehensive book on worldwide oil and gas operating agreements and another on worldwide farmout, participation, and similar agreements.

Special thanks to event-sponsor: Norton Rose Fulbright

Cancellation and Other Policies:
Refunds will not be granted, nor will they be given for no-shows. Timely substitutions will be permitted. Please note: Total amount must be paid in full for registration to be processed. By registering for this event you agree to have your: (i) contact information included in the attendee materials; (ii) your photo taken and your likeness used in future AIPN promotional materials including on the AIPN website. If you would like to find out more about how your contact information and photographs of you may be used or to opt out, please contact the AIPN Executive Director at +1 281-558-7715 or

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