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Fundamentals of International Oil and Gas Contract Law

Understand the contractual and legal regulations governing operations at each phase of the oil and gas contract law, from discovery to sale - training course by tutored distance learning

Starts: 17th October 2017

Detailed knowledge of the key legal frameworks that underpin the industry is valuable for oil and gas professionals across all parts of the organisation.
Executives and practitioners at every level should have an understanding of the laws applicable to contractual agreements at each stage of the business, from discovery to sale.

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  • Gain an understanding of contract law, and apply this to specific cases in the oil and gas industry
  • Develop your knowledge of the industry structure, including terminologies, key territories, relationships between different entities and the various phases in the business cycle, plus identify the contentious legal situations which can arise in relation to these
  • Review the relationship dynamics between governments and international oil companies
  • Understand the nature of production-sharing agreements with resource holders and key provisions to make them work
  • Examine the contractual relationship between co-ventures, including joint bedding and joint operation agreements
  • Clarify the legal complexities of transporting oil and gas globally via pipelines or by sea
  • Gain an understanding of oil and gas sales agreements
  • Develop your understanding of commonly occurring causes of disputes with an awareness of the legal options available, such as litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • Enhance the effectiveness of your interaction with professionals from legal and oil and gas backgrounds

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Qualification: IBC Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 17th October 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1549 / US$2014 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment.Take a closer look at fees
CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

Recommended to anybody in the industry who needs a strong understanding of contractual law to help their professional development

  • Commercial managers looking to understand contracts at each stage of the business in order to improve performance
  • Engineers and technicians who need to understand how the contractual frameworks of oil and gas operations impact their own work
  • Legal professionals in the oil and gas sector who need to update their knowledge of current regulations and best practice
  • Contract managers and analysts requiring guidance on how the law is applied to the industry
  • Insurance and risk managers aiming to eliminate contract risks for their organisation
  • Government advisors, policy makers, economists and regulators
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Dr Mohammad Alramahi, PhD

Dr Alramahi is the Managing Director of the Energy and Sustainability Law Centre at Qatar University. Previous to this role he served as an academic at University of Hull in the UK. He is an honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool and a visiting professor at the Institute of Law Jersey. He has been involved in advising the public and private sectors on issues pertaining to upstream oil and gas agreements, negotiations and drafting techniques.

Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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This is very informative and interesting course. All modules are well-structured, they are easy to read and to understand. Special thanks for useful links, it is precious for newcomer to the industry.

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