International Petroleum Law Workshop: For Managers, Specialists and Young Lawyers


October 12-16, 2020


During this program, participants will learn the practical aspects of petroleum law. The principles of law and legal practice will be applied to typical legal documents and issues that arise when a company enters a country to negotiate a host country agreement through the drilling of wells, field development, and the negotiation of transportation, lifting, and sales agreements. The program will demystify the fundamentals of legal analysis, the language and meaning of legal documents and, in the process, enhance the participant’s working relationship with their legal team. The program scope is broad, highlighting the most important legal and regulatory issues that exist in the different phases of the upstream and midstream petroleum business.


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The program is most beneficial to energy industry professionals who are currently working as mid-level managers, administrators, technical, or government personnel. It is especially useful to individuals who routinely interact with lawyers in administering contracts, or who work with lawyers on business teams or in a negotiating setting. Young lawyers who have recently entered the petroleum business may also find this program useful.


The instructional format consists of lectures and case discussions by an experienced faculty, team participation in Ganda (a challenging simulation business game), and the group examination and discussion of legal documents and contracts that are typically found along the oil and gas value chain.


  • Skip Maryan, JD
  • David A. T. Donohue, PhD, JD
  • Erhan Aslan, PhD
  • Y. Serdar Dogulu, PhD