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  • Thoughts on Negotiations

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    Harry Sullivan, Marleen Bergman, David Bishopp and Mick Jarvis discuss their thoughts about negotiations.

    Harry Sullivan, Marleen Bergman, David Bishopp and Mick Jarvis discuss their thoughts about negotiations. 

    Harry Sullivan

    International Energy Attorney, Kosmos Energy; Adjunct Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law

    Harry W. Sullivan, Jr. is an International Energy Attorney based in Dallas, Texas where he is an Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M School of Law and S.M.U. Dedman School of Law and is Assistant General Counsel at Kosmos Energy.  He previously served as Senior Counsel‐International in the International E&P Legal Group of ConocoPhillips for 14 years, as Chief Counsel – International for Atlantic Richfield Company for 15 years and as Senior Counsel for Sun Oil Company for 5 years, where he provided legal and commercial advice and support for each company’s domestic and international energy activities. He has experience on numerous worldwide upstream and midstream projects. He holds a J.D. degree from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Herbert School of Law and an LL.M. degree from SMU’s Dedman School of Law. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law and Texas Wesleyan School of Law, SMU’s Cox School of Business, the University of Texas at Arlington, and El Centro College. His legal education includes training in both civil law and common law. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Louisiana and Texas, and admitted to practice by the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous U.S. Federal Courts. Additionally, he is board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law in Texas, and he is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales

    Marleen Myers Bergman

    Manager Exploration Negotiations, BHP Billiton Negotiations

    Marleen Myers Bergman has worked as an attorney and negotiator in the international upstream industry for 30+ years, starting at Getty Oil Company and, through takeovers, at Texaco and Chevron.  After leaving Chevron in 2001, she represented various clients before government entities and with industry partners on international upstream matters.  In 2008, she joined BHP Billiton Petroleum as Senior Counsel – International Exploration, later moving to a commercial role where she is currently Principal Negotiator with responsibility for international projects.

    Marleen has served on the Board and as an Officer of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and participated in the development of the AIPN model Farmout Agreement and the development and revision of the AIPN model Joint Operating Agreement.  She has completed the Harvard Program on Negotiation and has also completed mediation training.

    Marleen is a member of the International Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Houston Bar Association.  She is a Board member of Pets for Vets Houston and a volunteer for Dress for Success Houston.  She is a native Texan and holds a B.A. from the University of Texas and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law – Houston.

    David Bishopp

    Head of Strategic Business Development, Galp Energia

    David is Head of Strategic Business Development for Galp Energia based in Lisbon, Portugal.  Prior to his appointment he has been variously a VP Commercial, Commercial Director Asia Pacific, Country Manager Venezuela, Head of Commercial Negotiations and a Commercial Manager for BG.  His remit has taken him to every continent barring Antarctica.

    Although originally a geoscientist, David moved into the commercial arena after becoming a regional explorationist  heavily involved in business development,  the negotiation of new blocks and integrated strategy work including Upstream and downstream projects.  David's interest in the academic and practical study of negotiations prompted him, post-geological degrees to study for an MBA, then Law and Psychology.  For the last fifteen years he has taught negotiations courses for the AIPN, written business simulations illustrating aspects of negotiations theory, contributed to commercial business simulation software and created interview questions testing negotiation skill.

    David is well known as a presenter at conferences on upstream oil and gas contracts, unitization and trans-boundary oil and gas development. He is an external fellow and lecturer at the prestigious International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) at the University of Malta. He is the author of over thirty papers and reports.   He has been a member of the AIPN since 1990 and has served on its board. He is a member of the AAPG, a Fellow of the Geological Society, PESGB and the British Psychological Society.

    M.G. (Mick) Jarvis

    Mick Jarvis retired from ConocoPhillips in October 2014. From 2012 he had been  providing negotiations strategy support to ConocoPhillips’ portfolio rationalisation program, based in the UK. Previously he was Manager, Global Business Development and Commercial Negotiations for ConocoPhillips Company based in Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of the South Bank Polytechnic in Business Studies (1975) and has a MA in International Law from City Polytechnic, London UK.  

    Mick Joined Phillips Petroleum in London in 1975, working as a negotiator in Europe and Africa. He moved to the USA in 1980, gaining experience in onshore and offshore land work before moving to Phillips headquarters in Bartlesville, OK as Director of Strategic Planning. 

    In 1984 Mick left Phillips and joined Amoco, holding key commercial and negotiating positions in London, Chicago and Houston. Mick left Amoco in 1999 at the time of the BP/Amoco merger, when he was Managing Director of Amoco International Gas. He joined PSG Limited, a pipeline development JV between Bechtel and GE Capital, where he was responsible for global Business Development and all commercial activity on the Trans-Caspian Pipeline project. 

     In 2002 he joined BG group as Commercial Director, where he was responsible for gas strategy development and negotiations on LNG projects. Mick left BG in December 2004 when acting Head of Commercial for BG group, and became a Director of WHAM Energy PLC, a company pursuing new exploration opportunities in the UK North Sea. He left WHAM October 2006 having successfully listed the company onto the London AIM and re-joined ConocoPhilips in Houston.  

    Mick is a former Regional Director and Past President (1993-94) of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, an Honorary Associate at the University of Dundee and former member of the Legal Advisory Task Force, Energy Charter Secretariat. He is a frequent lecturer in Negotiations at the University of Texas in Austin. He is a Distinguished Alumni Member of the London South Bank University and a Member of the University Court.  

  • Practical Issues Arising out of the Joint Operating Agreement

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    Originally presented at the AIPN 2015 International Conference in Mexico City This mini‐workshop evaluates practical issues arising in the AIPN International Joint Operating Agreement, with a special focus on civil law issues arising under this agreement.

    Originally presented at the AIPN 2015 International Conference in Mexico City

    This mini-workshop evaluates practical issues arising in the AIPN International Joint Operating Agreement, with a special focus on civil law issues arising under this agreement.

    Harry Sullivan

    International Energy Attorney, Kosmos Energy; Adjunct Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law

    Harry W. Sullivan, Jr. is an International Energy Attorney based in Dallas, Texas where he is an Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M School of Law and S.M.U. Dedman School of Law and is Assistant General Counsel at Kosmos Energy.  He previously served as Senior Counsel‐International in the International E&P Legal Group of ConocoPhillips for 14 years, as Chief Counsel – International for Atlantic Richfield Company for 15 years and as Senior Counsel for Sun Oil Company for 5 years, where he provided legal and commercial advice and support for each company’s domestic and international energy activities. He has experience on numerous worldwide upstream and midstream projects. He holds a J.D. degree from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Herbert School of Law and an LL.M. degree from SMU’s Dedman School of Law. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law and Texas Wesleyan School of Law, SMU’s Cox School of Business, the University of Texas at Arlington, and El Centro College. His legal education includes training in both civil law and common law. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Louisiana and Texas, and admitted to practice by the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous U.S. Federal Courts. Additionally, he is board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law in Texas, and he is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales

    Cyril Vock

    Senior Lawyer, Exploration & Production - Total

    Cyril Vock is a senior lawyer in the Exploration & Production division (Europe and Central Asia department) of Total in Paris. He is currently involved in E&P projects in conventional and unconventional resources, onshore or offshore, in various countries of West/ Central Europe and Central Asia. Cyril is qualified in England, France and Israel.  Before joining this post in 2012, he was counsel in the London and Paris offices of an international law firm advising on diverse energy ventures: power plants (combined cycle, wind farms, solar facilities) in France, energy trading, acquisition (corporate or assets) of oil, gas and mining interests, gas to power facilities, construction, water. He also experience in drafting oil and gas laws and model contracts, and in environmental issues related to oil and gas operations. Cyril is currently on the board of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators as Vice President for Conferences, after 3 years as Vice President for External Affairs. He is also a member of the Association Française du Droit de l’Energie.

    Elisabeth Eljuri (Moderator)

    Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Negotiator, Sierra Oil & Gas

    Elisabeth is a member of the executive team of Sierra Oil & Gas, Mexico’s first independent oil company.  She holds the position of Vicepresident, Chief Negotiator and Chief Legal Counsel.  She is a senior energy negotiator and lawyer with significant experience in the upstream and midstream business in Latin America.  Until recently, Elisabeth was Head of Latin America of the global firm Norton Rose Fulbright.  

    In Latin America, Elisabeth focused most of her career on corporate and transactional work involving high-end sophisticated transactions for major energy companies as well as international dispute work related to energy, projects and infrastructure. Elisabeth has worked in Mexico since the early 2000s and has been very active in the upstream sector in particular.  She regularly advised oil and gas producers and service companies engaged in high level transactions across the region. She has extensive experience in profit/production sharing agreements, licenses, JOAs, JSBAs, farm-outs, upstream joint venture companies as well as midstream and downstream related and major projects. On the dispute side, she acted as co-counsel in international arbitrations, including ICC and ICSID procedures. She has spoken and published extensively in the area of energy and resources investment disputes and investment treaty law as well as political risk management in such industries.  

    Elisabeth was President worldwide of the Houston-based Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and is co-chair and an instructor of the prestigious International Oil and Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiation Course held in Houston each year.    Elisabeth is an officer of the Oil & Gas Committee of the IBA.

    Elisabeth received her law degree from Universidad Católica and an LLM from Harvard Law School.  She is admitted to practice in New York and Venezuela.

  • Navigating Risks: Key Issues Impacting the Security of Investments in Hydrocarbon Projects

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    How does one factor in the contract terms (Administrative Rescission, Stabilization Clauses and Change in Law, Cure Period, Penalties and Damages, etc.) and regulations in a company’s risk management strategies? Panel members take attendees through a maze of potential pitfalls.

    How does one factor in the contract terms (Administrative Rescission, Stabilization Clauses and Change in Law, Cure Period, Penalties and Damages, etc.) and regulations in a company’s risk management strategies?

    Panel members take attendees through a maze of potential pitfalls.

    Owen Anderson

    Professor and Distinguished Oil and Gas Scholar

    Effective January 2016, Owen L. Anderson began teaching full time at the University of Texas School of Law, serving as a professor and distinguished oil and gas scholar at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business, where he has taught as a part-time secondee since 2008. He the Eugene Kuntz Chair Emeritus and the George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma, since retiring from OU at the end of 2015. He plans to continue to regularly teach at the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. Professor Anderson has lectured at numerous other universities and venues on six continents and throughout the United States. He has authored over 100 articles. He is a co-author of International Petroleum Transactions, Hemingway Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, Cases and Materials on Oil & Gas Law, and A Student’s Guide to Estates in Land and Future Interests. He a co-author of Volume 2 of the treatise Waters and Water Rights and of the supplements to Kuntz on Oil and Gas Law. He is a long-time editor of the Oil and Gas Reporter, and he is editor in chief of the Texas Title Standards. He serves on the Academic Advisory Board of the Institute for Energy Law, Faculty Adviser to the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law, the Editorial Advisory Board of the Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Journal (ONE J), and on the Executive Committee of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business. He is a member of the Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota bars; a member and past officer of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, where he serves as form and style editor of AIPN Model Contracts; a life member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; a member of the American Law Institute; an honorary trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; and a trustee of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. He is an arbitrator and consultant on oil and gas law and policy.

    David Bertoch

    Counsel

    David currently serves as lead counsel for ExxonMobil’s upstream oil and gas business pursuits in Mexico.  David is a transactional attorney with more than 20 years’ experience in the upstream sector of the international petroleum industry.  He has been the lead counsel and negotiator of major upstream ventures for ExxonMobil in Russia, Ukraine and the Middle East that have involved both international oil companies as well as host nations and their national oil companies.  He led a multi-disciplinary negotiating team for the strategic cooperation and joint venture agreements between ExxonMobil and Rosneft and has been involved in new country entry and resource acquisitions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and West Africa.  He was the lead attorney for the Sakhalin-1 Project from 1996 – 2005.  Prior to his involvement in the upstream sector of ExxonMobil, he worked as lead attorney on regulatory matters for Exxon’s refining and fuels marketing operations.  He started his career with Exxon in the Litigation Section of the Law Department.  Prior to his career at Exxon, David served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Bakes, Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court from 1985-1987.

    David received his Juris Doctorate degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1985 and his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in 1982.

    Aurora Pierdant (Moderator)

    Managing Partner

    Aurora Pierdant is a lawyer by the Universidad Iberoamericana, with studies in Europe and at the IPADE business school. 

    From to 2003 to 2011 she was a key member of the new ventures team of Pemex Exploración y Producción, where she was in charge of drafting and promoting new contracts for the company in E&P projects where the participation of private investors was required (Burgos, Mature Fields), task which was extremely complicated under the legal framework in place at the time.  
    Through extensive training, she became an expert in the global industry practices, and from her position in Pemex, was legal advisor of the Mexican Government for the 2008 Energy Reform, where she drafted a new contractual regime for Pemex to allow new E&P contracts (incentivized contracts or integrated service contracts). 
    After the reform was passed, she was responsible for the promotion and drafting of the new contracts, and the design of the bidding rules for the tender of the new incentivized contracts awarded in 2011-2012 for mature fields of the South and North Region and in Chicontepec. 
    From 2012 she has been the Managing Partner of Wise Business Development, a consultancy firm working for several companies involved in contracts with Pemex, incentivized and others, for their participation in bidding rounds and their administration of the contracts, regarding a set of new practices for Pemex (reimbursable costs, et al).  
    She has been an active lobbyist with Government officials involved in the 2013 Constitutional Reform and its secondary laws, promoting the approval of a legislation that will make possible license contracts, production sharing contracts and profit sharing contracts.  

  • Worldwide E&P Capital Sourcing and Project Financing in Different Cash Flow Cycles

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    Originally presented at the AIPN 2015 International Conference in Mexico City Presenters evaluate cash flow cycles, overall risk (contractual, legal, political, etc.) and global competitiveness and how they could affect sourcing capital and project financing for E&P projects.

    Originally presented at the AIPN 2015 International Conference in Mexico City

    Presenters evaluate cash flow cycles, overall risk (contractual, legal, political, etc.) and global competitiveness and how they could affect sourcing capital and project financing for E&P projects.

    Julia Czarniak

    Partner, Energy & Infrastructure Projects and Banking - Skadden, Arps, Slate & Flom

    Julia Czarniak represents financial institutions, investors, underwriters and sponsors in all aspects of project development and project finance, particularly in the energy sector (including oil and gas, petrochemicals, LNG and power generation-related matters) and other infrastructure and industrial projects. She has handled complex project financings in the U.S., Asia and the Middle East.

    Ms. Czarniak has extensive experience structuring and negotiating joint ventures, project contracts and financing documents. She is representing or has represented, among others: a major oil and gas company in connection with its investments in upstream projects in Russia;  commercial lenders in connection with a $4 billion credit facility to Sasol for the construction of a petrochemical plant in Louisiana; the lending group, in Nakilat Inc.’s program financing, which raised over $7 billion in three tranches of debt, the proceeds of which were used to build a fleet of 27 LNG vessels to ship liquid natural gas from Qatar to various ports around the world;  CMS Energy Corporation in its sale of a portfolio of generating assets in the U.S. and the Middle East to Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC; and National Grid USA in its divestiture of Ravenswood Generating Station to TransCanada Corporation.

    Ms. Czarniak also works on general financing matters, including specialized structured financings, acquisition facilities, Rule 144A bond financings, and secured and unsecured letters of credit and loan facilities. 

    She repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global, Chambers USA and IFLR1000. Ms. Czarniak also was named a finalist in the Energy/Projects Lawyer of the Year category at the inaugural Chambers USA Women in Law Awards 2012. In 2014, she was included in the Expert Guides edition of Women in Business Law for Project Finance in the United States.

    Ramon Espinasa

    Lead Oil & Gas Specialist, Energy Division - Inter-American Development Bank

    Ramón Espinasa is the Lead Oil and Gas specialist at the Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). For twenty years up to 1999 worked at Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) where he was Chief Economist between 1992 and 1999.

    Dr. Espinasa, is an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas (1974) and holds degrees of Ph.D. and M. Phil in Energy Economics and Economic Development from the University of Cambridge and a Master in Economic Development from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. At present Dr. Espinasa is Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University where he teaches two postgraduate seminars on World and Hemispheric Energy Security.

    Sergio Guaso

    Senior Vice President, Strategy and Planning, Pemex

    For more than 14 years, Sergio Guaso has lead all aspects of exploration and production contracts in Mexico: from design, modeling, fiscal terms, promotion and bidding, to implementation, management advice, and follow-up mechanisms. He has been a speaker in expert workshops, conferences and events, to communicate and discuss investment opportunities in the Mexican oil industry. Mr. Guaso is also a regular contributor to specialized organizations in Mexico and overseas.

    Mr. Guaso is an economist, responsible since 1990 for different areas in Pemex, and an expert in econometric models for the internal demand of petroleum products, determination of internal and transfer prices, strategy, planning and negotiation.
    Today, as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning, Mr. Guaso is responsible for directing the new business plan for Pemex and its subsidiaries, responding to a challenging environment in the energy industry.

    Alfredo Marti

    Managing Director, Riverstone

    Mr. Marti is a Managing Director of Riverstone. He is based in London.

    Prior to joining Riverstone in 2008, Mr. Marti served in various leadership positions at BP plc, one of the world’s largest energy firms, including leading the organization responsible for overseeing the financial and operational performance of all of BP’s oil & gas exploration and production businesses worldwide. Other roles at BP included Head of Strategy for BP’s North America Gas business, General Manager of oil & gas production operations in Wyoming, USA, and Joint-Ventures Coordinator in Venezuela.
    Mr. Marti currently serves as Director or Observer on the boards of Origo Exploration, Cuadrilla Resources, Fairfield Energy, Pattern Energy Group L.P., Sierra Oil and Gas and Velocita Energy Developments.  He also manages Investor Relations for Riverstone Energy Limited in London.
    Mr. Marti received his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He also holds a summa cum laude degree in Economics from Venezuela’s Andres Bello University and a Corporate Finance diploma from London Business School.

    Chris Moyes (Moderator)

    President, Moyes & Co.

    Chris Moyes has over forty years of experience in the energy sector and has developed specific expertise in the evaluation, negotiation, trading, and financing of international oil and gas ventures. In addition, Moyes is considered an expert in the interpretation and assessment of petroleum contracts, and in the resolution of contract issues. 

    Chris graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1968 with a degree in Geology. He earned an MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London University, in 1974.

    He worked for WAPET in Australia and then internationally with Gaffney Cline for 11 years finishing his tenure there as President of the USA. He has managed the Moyes group since 1983. He is active in a number of professional organizations, including being the past President of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

  • Global Energy Briefing: An Industry Poised for Change

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    This session focused on the urgency for change forced by a series of crisis – first the 2008-9 financial crisis then the 2014 commodity price drop related to the “era of abundance”. In the long term the industry could be facing a discovery crisis, with the lowest amount of new oil added last year since 2002. A closer look at the record reveals that we are still relying more on increasing production from existing fields than new discoveries.

    This session focused on the urgency for change forced by a series of crisis – first the 2008-9 financial crisis then the 2014 commodity price drop related to the “era of abundance”. In the long term the industry could be facing a discovery crisis, with the lowest amount of new oil added last year since 2002. A closer look at the record reveals that we are still relying more on increasing production from existing fields than new discoveries. In fact the global discovered reserves were less than 12 billion barrels in 2015. The current investment environment is causing quandaries in many countries as they face direct fiscal pressure and try to balance the need to secure short-term revenue and the demand for investment. As a result companies have been looking hard at their DNA and asking tough questions about what assets, what geography, what size, what structure and what skills they will need to be competitive in the future.

    NOCs have been asking about sustainability of their model of providing dividends to the government and employment and maintaining production. Governments are being forced to look at opening and or modifying their terms to secure the income they need. When one looks at a map of what is available for business these days it covers most of the globe. In the end it boils down to who provides the most competitive model, with the best risk and reward balance.

    Irena Agalliu

    Managing Director, IHS CERA

    Irena Agalliu is the Managing Director with IHS CERA, is an expert in international energy law and economics, worldwide fiscal arrangements, commercial risk, and other aboveground risk investment-related issues. Based in Houston, Ms. Agalliu works within the IHS CERA Consulting group. She is involved in various consulting projects for IHS CERA, working with governments and international oil companies. Prior to joining IHS Ms. Agalliu was Legal Advisor to the National Petroleum Agency of Albania, where she negotiated petroleum agreements on behalf of the government. She also helped draft and develop energy-related legislation and regulations, and was involved in designing the government’s policy on deregulating and privatizing the national oil company. Ms. Agalliu holds an LLM with distinction in Petroleum Law Policy and Economics from the University of Dundee, Scotland and a doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center. Ms. Agalliu is Vice President of External Affairs of AIPN for 2009-2010.

    Bob Fryklund

    Chief Upstream Strategist, IHS Inc.

    Bob Fryklund Chief Upstream Strategist IHS Based in Houston, Bob Fryklund is Chief Upstream Strategist for IHS, where he is responsible for providing strategic leadership for global clients. Bob joined IHS in 2006, after serving as Libya president and Brazil country manager for ConocoPhillips. He brings more than 36 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry as an explorer and as executive manager. He has also held senior management positions in upstream with British Borneo, Union Texas and Hess. Fryklund is an expert in exploration, opportunity assessment, acquisition, strategic planning and portfolio management. He is a frequent expert witness and he has been involved in many of the industries game changers- discovery of the giant oil and gas fields and the largest M & A deal in the last decade. He is a recognized industry thought-leader and frequent keynote speaker/moderator at energy industry conferences and associations, including the World Economic Forum, IHS CERAWeek, AAPG, SPE, IEA,OTC, ARPEL, EAGE, AIPN and NAPE. He serves on the advisory board of IPAA, AAPG and ARPEL and previously served on boards such as the IBP (Brazilian oil and gas association). Bob has also written numerous articles in several languages and regularly contributes to leading industry publications. A geologist, Fryklund holds an AB from Hamilton College and an advanced certificate in management. Bob is a member of the Houston Geological Society (HGS) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). 

  • Mexico Energy Reform: Lessons Learned

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    With the implementation of the Mexican Energy Reform now going on two years, and with the rapidly changing global energy landscape, what lessons can we learn from the first three bidding rounds?

    With the implementation of the Mexican Energy Reform now going on two years, and with the rapidly changing global energy landscape, what lessons can we learn from the first three bidding rounds?  Our presentation will focus on three key concepts

    1. What indications have the results from the bidding rounds provided to the oil & gas community about the prospects of successful energy reform in Mexico?
    2. What challenges lie ahead in the oil & gas industry for the rest of 2016, and for 2017 and beyond?
    3. How will the recent shake up at Pemex effect the chances for JV partnerships to spur investment in oil & gas?

    Scott Monette

    Senior Business Development Manager: Mexico and Commercial

    Scott joined GCA in 2014 as a senior Business Development Manager, assisting international clients by delivering customized consulting solutions and with a primary focus on Mexico. He brings over 24 years of industry experience with major oil and gas services companies, independent oil companies, and boutique consulting firms, including prospect generation, acquisitions and divestitures, portfolio management and contract tendering.

     

    Scott is a graduate of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a BBA in Finance and Economics, and a fluent bi-lingual speaker (English/Spanish). He has a strong background in financial modeling, statistics, international economics, strategic planning, and oil and gas operations.  Scott’s diverse background in multiple disciplines, from technical and commercial to strategic, has enabled him to build a wide professional network and vast international experience.

  • Joint Venture Management

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    Joint Venture Management

    Joint Venture Management

    James English

    Sr. International Negotiator, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

    James English has 14 years of experience in the oil & gas industry with a primary emphasis in upstream oil & gas transactions, acquisitions & divestitures (corporate & asset), deep water exploration & development (commercial & legal), unconventional exploration & development (commercial & legal), international arbitration, and selected experience with midstream agreements and planning especially as it pertains to monetization of natural gas (pipelines, LNG, ammonia, etc). 

    Nathanial Scott

    Corporate Business Development, Noble Energy Inc.

    Nathanial Scott is a member of Noble Energy’s Corporate Business Development team focused on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. His current work includes strategic corporate evaluations, asset evaluations and divestitures both in the United States and internationally. Mr. Scott has experience in government and commercial negotiations concerning operated and non-operated assets, new ventures and farmout efforts in West Africa and other international locations. Prior to his time at Noble, Mr. Scott gained extensive experience in assembling, developing and divesting conventional and unconventional land plays in various basins across the United States. Mr. Scott is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law

  • Draft for Success: Remember your Audience

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    Draft for Success: Remember your Audience

    Draft for Success: Remember your Audience

    Norman Nadorff

    Special Counsel - Mayer Brown, LLP

    Norman Nadorff is Special Counsel for Mayer Brown LLP. His practice centers on international energy law and ethics law compliance. For 30 years, Norman served as in-house counsel for major oil companies in a variety of locations and positions. He was Senior Counsel for BP in Angola from 2006 to 2015 as well as Legal Manager for BP Brazil and ARCO Indonesia, where he held two expatriate assignments in the 1990’s. Due to his extensive expatriate experience, Norman is adept at finding practical solutions to thorny legal issues facing foreign subsidiaries and in developing national legal departments. Norman has drafted and negotiated a wide range legal instruments, including host government, farmout, joint operating, EPC, drilling, gas sales, shareholder and project finance agreements. At ARCO, Norman wrote the Company’s policies on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.S. Anti-boycott laws and U.S. Export Regulations. He has participated in corruption, fraud, conflict of interest and hostage-taking investigations. Norman has been Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center since 2012 and has taught Drafting and Negotiating International Petroleum Agreements in several U.S. and foreign law schools. In 2006, he played key roles in the creation of a pioneering international oil and gas master’s program at Angola’s national law school, which is now in its tenth year. Norman lectures frequently on anti-corruption law, effective contract drafting and development of local talent. Norman holds a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law and a master’s degree in Spanish and Portuguese from Saint Louis University. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was a Fulbrig.

  • Key Issues in Reserves Analysis

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    ​This video presentation discusses the main definitions for oil and gas reserves and resources in use around the world today.

    This video presentation discusses the main definitions for oil and gas reserves and resources in use around the world today.  The criteria to be met are addressed and the differences between project risk and recovery uncertainty are explained.  The challenges and opportunities provided by unconventional resources is also reviewed.  Finally, the discussion focusses on the derivation of value.

    Bob George

    Principal, Ulysses Petroleum Management

    Bob George has over 45 years industry experience.  He formed Ulysses Petroleum Management in 2018 after spending 40 years with Gaffney, Cline & Associates where he was Regional Director for GCA’s Americas operations, having also worked in and managed its offices in the UK and Singapore. 

    Bob divides his advisory roles between assignments covering strategy and commercial / valuation matters, typically for either Acquisitions and Divestment due diligence or Expert opinion and testimony, and on advisory work for Governments and Ministries/Agencies on petroleum policy, petroleum fiscal systems, and licencing.  

    Bob began his career in 1972 as a wellsite geologist with a small wellsite geology company, Garmac, based in Singapore and Indonesia, as well as working for Getty Oil and Bank of America.

    He has a BSc (Honors) in Earth Sciences from Leeds University and an MBA from the Open University, both in England. Bob has been a member of the SPE and AAPG since the mid-1970s, and is also a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. 

    Rawdon Seager

    Technical Director: Global Quality Assurance - Gaffney, Cline & Associates, LLC

    Rawdon Seager is a reservoir engineer with over 40 years of experience in the international oil and gas arena and has carried out numerous field studies, reserve assessments, and asset evaluations.  He has also given expert testimony during arbitration hearings.  During that time he has lived and worked internationally, and for the past 14 years has been based in Houston where he is Global Director of Quality Assurance for Gaffney, Cline & Associates.   

    Rawdon developed JCORET-approved training materials on the proper evaluation and reporting of oil and gas reserves and resources and he has presented the course more than 100 times to over 2,000 attendees over the past ten years.   

    In 2007, Rawdon was invited to join the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Oil and Gas Reserves Committee (OGRC) and was a member of the team working on the Application Guidelines.  He was invited to return to the OGRC as Chairman in 2011, initiating a review of the PRMS in light of recent significant changes in the industry.  

    Rawdon has been an active member of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE) since 2003 and is currently on their Board of Directors.  In 2016 he was invited to join the SPEE’s Reserves Definition Committee. 

    Rawdon began his career in 1972 as a Petroleum Engineer with Shell International in Malaysia, Brunei, the Netherlands and Australia. In 1980 he joined Roy M. Huffington, Inc. in Indonesia where he became Petroleum Engineering Manager, before joining GCA in 1985 with whom he has held senior positions in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Argentina, Venezuela and the USA.   

    He has a BSc (Honors) in Physics from Bristol University, England and an MSc (Distinction) in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from Imperial College, London.  Rawdon has been an active member of the SPE and SPEE for many years.  He is also a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the UK Energy Institute, and is a Chartered Petroleum Engineer in the UK.  He is also registered as a European Engineer with FEANI. 

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    Originally presented at the AIPN 2016 International Petroleum Summit in The Woodlands, TX.

    Originally presented at the AIPN 2016 International Petroleum Summit in The Woodlands, TX.

    Moderator: Alan Crain, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Governance Officer, Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Eric Bettelheim, Executive Chairman, Soluxe Energy Europe; Founder & CEO, Floresta Pte Ltd
    Tracy Hester, Professor of Practice, University of Houston Law Center