2018 Core Course on International Oil & Gas Law

Core Course on
International Oil & Gas Law

March 12 - 16, 2018 | Eni Corporate University | Milan, Italy

Download the course brochure here.

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Since 2009, the Core Course has trained more than 500 international oil and gas lawyers and negotiators around the world, in locations such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, Cape Town, Istanbul, Lima, and Singapore. This 10th annual Core Course covers key upstream and midstream oil and gas issues and agreements that are important to new entrants into the industry as well as experienced persons. It is taught from a practical perspective by faculty that have an amazing amount of experience and knowledge. Come and let your AIPN colleagues help you enhance, broaden and/or refresh your knowledge of the oil and gas industry.

Topics to be discussed are:

  • Overview of the International Oil & Gas Industry
  • Due Diligence – Legal
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws and Issues
  • Confidentiality & Bidding Agreement Issues
  • Granting Instrument Issues
  • Unconventional Resource Issues
  • Joint Operating Agreement Issues
  • Service Agreement Issues
  • Unitization Issues
  • Participation – Farmin/Farmout Agreements
  • Decommissioning
  • Crude Oil Sales and Lifting Agreement Issues
  • Gas Sales Agreement Issues
  • Gas Balancing and Transportation Issues
  • Overview of LNG

Course Chair

Harry W. Sullivan, Jr., International Energy Attorney, Dallas, Texas


Frank L. Cascio, Partner, Barnes & Cascio LLP, Houston, Texas
Andrew B. Derman, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP, Dallas, Texas
Jennifer Josefson, Partner, King & Spalding LLC, Moscow, Russia
Johannes Koepp, Partner, Baker Botts, London, UK
N.E. “Skip” Maryan, International Energy Consultant, Williamsburg, Virginia
Kimberly H. Reeder, Managing Counsel, BP Australia Upstream, Perth, Australia
Pieter Paul Van Lelyveld, Associate General Counsel - Contracting and Procurement and Wells, Shell International B.V., The Hague, The Netherlands