CodeDateVenueEarly Bird FeeFee
PD56026 - 30 Jul 2021Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) SGD 3,399 SGD 3,599 Remind me of Course Dates
PD56026 - 30 Jul 2021Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) USD 2,699 USD 2,899 Remind me of Course Dates

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Code

PD560

Date

26 - 30 Jul 2021

Venue

Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Early Bird Fee

SGD 3,399

Fee

SGD 3,599

Code

PD560

Date

26 - 30 Jul 2021

Venue

Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Early Bird Fee

USD 2,699

Fee

USD 2,899

About this Training Course 

Natural gas has become the ‘fuel-of-choice’ in many energy markets due to its availability of supply and transportation via pipeline or liquefaction as LNG. A series of contracts links each stage of the gas industry from field production to the ultimate delivery point. An understanding of the provisions in these contracts is essential to those who intend to create a career in this industry.

This training addresses the various transactional and legal issues along the value chain for natural gas and LNG, including production, processing, delivery and storage. Particular attention is given to current trends in pricing mechanisms, cost reduction strategies, revisions to supply and transportation contracts.

After the completion of this VILT, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse the commercial, operational and legal provisions in Gas and LNG supply contracts.
  • Evaluate whether to use long-term supply or monthly delivery contracts.
  • Create optimal value for Supplier and Purchaser in the sale and delivery of Gas and LNG.
  • Apply strategies for and minimise the risks associated with Gas and LNG contracts.
  • Resolve disputes between Suppliers and Purchasers.

This course will benefit professionals involved in managing the supply and purchase of natural gas including:

  • Procurement staff
  • Marketers
  • Lawyers
  • Analysts
  • Corporate Development personnel
  • Governmental Relations executives
  • Officials in state petroleum companies and Ministries of Energy and Finance

The VILT will be delivered online in 5 sessions comprising 3.5 – 4 hours per days, with 2 breaks of 15 minutes per day.

Your first course trainer is an international legal expert in petroleum law who is based in Scotland. Hes received the degrees of Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming and LLM-Energy Law from the University of Utah. He has been listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers. In over 30 years of practice, he has been chief legal officer in petroleum companies, consultant to development banks and aid programmes, and law professor.

His private sector experience included positions as General Counsel of the Petroleum Corporation of New Zealand and Chief Legal Officer for Sinclair Oil Corporation in the United States. He has been a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, The World Bank and the European Investment Bank on petroleum sector policy, Gas sales agreements, and production sharing contracts. This has included assignments in Cambodia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Vietnam.

He has been an adviser and trainer on negotiations for various petroleum companies including BP, BG Group, Gazprom, KazMunayGas, Perushaan Gas Negera, Pertamina, PETRONAS, Philippine National Oil Corporation, Total, Shell and Statoil. He was appointed by Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as the lead negotiator on behalf of four West African governments for the West African Gas Pipeline Project.

His publications include A Framework for Negotiating and Documenting International Petroleum Transactions and A Framework for Negotiating and Managing Production Sharing Contracts and Related Agreements. His academic work has been published in the Land and Water Law Review, Tulsa Law Journal and Journal of Comparative and International Law.

Your second course trainer  previously served as General Counsel for a petroleum and mineral appraisal and consulting firm based in Colorado. Benjamin supports clients in business transactions and finance, particularly in the energy industry, and helps clients navigate international business opportunities. He provides consulting services to foreign government entities working in the petroleum and power sectors. He also supports domestic clients with mineral rights and business law matters. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Wyoming and the State of Colorado, as well as the Federal District of Wyoming.

His previous engagement includes:

Petroleum Regulator Organizational Strategy and Management in Bosnia  – Legal and regulatory specialist responsible for providing organizational strategy and management advisory assistance to government entities responsible for petroleum management and regulation, reviewing bid round documents, concession agreements and legislation affective petroleum management, and providing other legal, regulatory and policy support to the government. 2019-2020.

Onshore/Offshore Petroleum Regulatory Development in Romania – International legal and regulatory specialist responsible for reviewing petroleum data management and technical oversight practices, providing input on fiscal analysis and terms, development of offshore regulatory framework, and providing technical trainings on leading practices in petroleum legal, regulatory, fiscal, and policy issues.

International Petroleum Contracts and Legal Analysis in Albania – International oil and Gas specialist role providing legal and policy advice to Albania’s petroleum regulator, designed and presented a two-day course on production sharing contracts, supported capacity building initiatives and improved petroleum policy development in Albania, supported legal and regulatory aspects of the petroleum tender and bidding process. 2018-2020.

Natural Gas Legal and Regulatory Development in Honduras – Natural Gas legal expert responsible for supporting Honduras’national electrical utility with natural Gas and LNG legal, regulatory and policy advice, reviewed natural Gas legal and regulatory frameworks from surrounding jurisdictions and prepared a report and presentation to discuss specific challenges related to natural Gas development and utilization in Honduras.

Shale Gas Legal and Regulatory Analysis in Western Cape Province, South Africa – Legal and regulatory specialist responsible for reviewing provincial and municipal approaches to shale Gas regulation for a proposed onshore shale Gas project in the Karoo Basin, worked on behalf of provincial government to improve government collaboration and coordination for large scale industrial development and assisted with development of municipal-level regulatory practices.

Gas-to-Power Generation Policy Development in Nigeria – Natural Gas legal and regulatory specialist responsible for reviewing Gas-to-power market arrangements, government natural Gas policies and governance/financial structures to identify areas for improvement to national meet power generation goals. 2017-2018 Client: U.S. Department of State – Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative.

Sri Lanka Petroleum Legal and Regulatory Support – Legal and regulatory expert charged with reviewing and developing key areas of national petroleum regulatory policy, review of contracts and building capacity within the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development and Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat.