Educational Modules

AIPN educational modules deliver the same caliber training content you would find at our in-person courses, but presented in a series of shorter, virtual sessions that cover a range of topics and fundamental concepts important to international negotiators. It has never been easier to access high-quality AIPN education no matter where you are in the world. Modules are $45/each for members and $75/each for non-members.

Offshore Drilling Contract
In this educational session, instructors review the recently released AIPN Model Contract and conduct a mock negotiation.
Unitization Essentials
In this educational session, instructors review unitization essentials including the role and importance of unitization in the international oil & gas industry; the key issues in unitization; and items to be wary of in unitization.
The Importance of the Confidentiality Agreement
In this educational session, attendees will learn about the purpose and role of the Confidentiality Agreement, the key terms in Confidentiality Agreements, AIPN's model form distinguishing terms, and other items that can be included in a Confidentiality Agreement.
Natural Gas in the Energy Transition
In this educational session, attendees will learn about the case for natural gas, key contracts and concepts in the natural gas industry, and the bright future of LNG (liquefied natural gas).
Asset Sale & Purchase Agreement
​This educational session is taught from a practical perspective by the Asset Sale & Purchase Agreement (2020) drafting co-chairs, who examine key aspects of the agreement.
Aspects of the LNG Business
In this presentation, Todd Peterson discusses the LNG business and how it has developed over the past 100+ years, examining the traditional LNG business plan vs. the new LNG business plan, as well as answering the question, "what is LNG?". He breaks down the LNG value chain in segments and gives attendees an insight on what is involved in developing an LNG project, as well as compares different LNG models, including the Argentina model, the Enron model, the Dabhol Power model, the Atlantic LNG model and the Cheniere model. Throughout the presentation, Todd uses his personal experiences over the past 35 years in developing LNG projects around the globe as case examples to describe some of the high-level challenges and opportunities.
Thoughts on Negotiations
Longtime AIPN members Harry Sullivan, Marleen Bergman, Mick Jarvis, and David Bishopp discuss their thoughts about negotiations in this webinar.
Joint Venture Management: Putting the AIPN Joint Operating in Context
This webinar breaks down the fundamental day to day job functions of an international petroleum joint venture manager. The presenters use the AIPN Model Joint Operating Agreement and break down which articles will impact a joint venture manger's day to day responsibilities. The presenters also cover the project management skills needed to deal with the issues arising in each JOA article and attempt to bring the document into context by describing everyday business examples of JOA interpretation and use. Given the long-term tenure of a Joint Operating Agreement, attendees will learn that it is a living document that has as much to do with fostering relationships as it does upholding the black and white interpretation that arises from it.
The AIPN Model JOA
In this one-hour webinar, Miles Prillaman discusses twelve selected issues related to the 2012 AIPN Model International JOA, including liabilities and indemnities, senior supervisory personnel, party selection, and transfers. In one particular discussion, attendees will learn how the financial consequences for the Macondo JOA parties might have been vastly different had they used the 2002 AIPN Model International JOA’s indemnity structure.