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Contracting Fundamentals - A Practice Related Briefing for Non-Lawyers (CON01)

  • 23-24 October 20192 daysVienna, AustriaCourse Fee: 1950 EUR + VAT


For efficient work in the upstream business E&P lawyers need a comprehensive overview on geological and technical aspects as well as economics. Vice versa, engineers and finance experts should have a basic understanding of the system of upstream contracting. This course is designed for you to gain basic and practice related background-knowledge on a variety of typical onshore upstream contracts.

Course Level: Foundation
Instructor: Stephan Dewald

Designed for you, if you are...

  • A professional with a non-legal background involved in new onshore E&P opportunities and keen to learn about the concepts of all kind of relevant E&P contracts

How we build your confidence

  • Structured presentations on all topics
  • Ad hoc discussions to enlarge upon important issues
  • Case studies on some typical major pitfalls on contracts
  • Question and answer sessions and summaries at the end of each half-day unit

The benefits from attending

By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

  • The differences of the granting systems of exploration and exploitation rights
  • The concepts of the most relevant types of E&P contracts
  • The chain of contracts and the major elements required to establish and run a Joint Venture
  • Possible major pitfalls of the presented contracts
  • The importance and value of dispute resolution


  • Contracts between E&P companies and authorities
    - Concession
    - Production Sharing Agreement
    - Service Agreement
  • Contracts between E&P companies and with contractors
    - Types of Joint Venture
    - Confidentiality Agreement
    - Letter of Intent / Memorandum of Understanding
    - Agreement on Area of Mutual Interest / Bid Group Agreement
    - Data Exchange Agreement
    - Term-Sheet
    - Farm-in and Farm-out Agreement / Sales and Purchase Agreement
    - Joint Operating Agreement
    - Accounting Procedures
    - Service Agreements on Seismic, Drilling and Well Services
    - Unitisation Agreement / Over-Underlift Agreement
    - Lifting Agreement
    - Gas Transport Agreement
    - Gas Sales Agreement
  • Dispute Resolution




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