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



During this 5-day program, participants will learn the practical aspects of petroleum law: how the law works in practice; how to read and comment on legal documents, procedures and regulations and how to work with and assist members of their legal team. The principles of law and legal practice will be applied to the typical legal documents and issues that arise as a company first enters a country to negotiate a host country agreement through the drilling of wells and the negotiation of the 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 the legal team. The program scope will be broad - highlighting the most important legal and regulatory issues that exist in the different phases of the upstream and mid stream petroleum business.


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


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.


  • David A.T. Donohue, PhD, JD
  • Skip Maryan, JD
  • Erhan, Aslan, PhD
  • Charles Brankman, PhD
  • Y. Serdar Dogulu, PhD
  • John B. (Jack) King, MBA