OGM715: Oil & Gas Business Law – Prime Issues & Considerations

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OGM715: Oil & Gas Business Law – Prime Issues & Considerations


About this course

This intensive course  has the following structure/outline –

Course Outline
Course Name/Title Oil & Gas Business Law – Prime Issues & Considerations
Course Number OGM715
Who will benefit from attending? This course is designed for –

·        Senior, Mid-level and Junior Managers

·        Supervisory Staff

·        Project Managers

·        Team Leaders

·        Staff needing to hone their administrative skills


This offering of the course is contextualized for the oil and gas sector and offers a number of exemplars and case studies for that industry.


The course allows delegates to update their knowledge and learn new or improved techniques for a variety of formal work settings.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)  

On completing the course, delegates will be able to –


CLO1 Explain legal aspects of private and government owned mineral rights
CLO2 Critically discuss tort considerations in Oil and Gas operations
CLO3 Critically evaluate and recommend alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms for O & G



Course Topics Topics covered include  
·        Establishing and Validating Legal Title

·        Transfer of Oil and Gas Assets

·        O & G Asset Conveyancing Processes and Issues

·        Legal Attributes of Government-Owned Mineral Rights

·        Legal Attributes of Privately-Owned Mineral Rights

·        Mixed Mineral Rights Legal Issues

·        Tort Typologies in O & G

·        Review of Local Tort-Related Laws Affecting O & G

·        Establishing Tortious Liability; O & G Vicarious Liability Issues

·        Defences Against Cases of O & G Operations Tort

·        Remedies for Tortious Actions

Day 1
·        National ADR Provisions

·        Attributes and benefits of Tribunals

·        Arbitration Versus Mediation in O & G Disputes

·        Local Tax Regimes Affecting O & G; Direct versus Indirect Taxation

·        Tax Laws and Relevance to O & G Operations

·        Upstream O & G Tax Issues

·        Midstream and Downstream O & G Tax Issues

Day 2
·        Structuring O & G Agency Contracts

·        O & G Agency Types

·        Principal-Agent Dynamics in O & G

·        Estoppel and Other Contractual Issues for O & G Agencies

·        Local (National) Compliance Requirements

·        International Compliance Requirements

·        Establishing Effective Governance and Compliance Management Schemes

·        CSR Benefits and Trade-offs

·        O & G Sector-Specific CSR Approaches

·        Implementing Impactful CSR Schemes

Day 3
Course Scheduling Information
Course Run Dates Course timings to suit EMBT College Schedule and/or client requirements


Course Duration 3-4 days (this may be varied or customized to suit the client)




Course Delivery Approach

The courses are delivered via instructor-led sessions.  Emphasis is placed on the use of topical case studies and relevant simulations to impart practical knowledge and expertise.  Sessions will involve a mix of instructor presentations and case study work, with supporting classroom discussions.





Assessment & Certification

Assessment of performance will be through delegate-completed portfolio of work.  The final course outcome is a college-issued Course Certificate of Completion which is also UK Ofqual-endorsed.



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