Natural Gas in the Energy Transition

Recorded On: 02/26/2021

Robert M. Lesnick, The World Bank (Retired)
Ezekiel Adesina, Nigeria LNG
Harry W. Sullivan, Texas A&M School of Law; Kosmos Energy Ltd.

For more than 25 years, AIPN, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF), and the Institute for Energy Law (IEL) have hosted the annual courses on International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations, also known as the "Short Courses". The Short Courses cover a wide variety of contractual and transactional subjects from Discovery to Development to Decommissioning encountered in the international oil and gas industry covered by numerous experienced industry experts. This educational session touches on natural gas in the energy transition, one of the topics also covered in the Short Courses.  In this session, attendees will learn about:

  • The case for natural gas
  • Key contracts and concepts in the natural gas industry
  • The bright future of LNG (liquefied natural gas)

Robert M. Lesnick

The World Bank (Retired)

Robert M. Lesnick is an Executive Advisor to the highest levels of governments and businesses seeking to develop policy and projects in the energy sector. Mr. Lesnick fashioned a successful 30-year career in the private sector before leading the World Bank’s Petroleum Advisory Services Practice until 2013. He has extensive experience in energy-related businesses, including petroleum commodity trading, natural gas pipeline and Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project development, and gas processing operations management. Robert has over 25 years of international experience as a country manager and lead negotiator for the development of energy infrastructure projects and has conducted business in more than 100 international locations in 87 countries on 6 continents.

Ezekiel Adesina

Nigeria LNG

Ezekiel A. Adesina is a chemical engineer by profession. He is the current Secretary of Africa Energy Study Group. The AESG was inaugurated in Hamburg, Germany as a think tank in advancement of energy solution for Africa. He has a career of over 20 years, in various capacities in Project Management, Plant Operation Management, Commissioning & Start-Up, Process Technology, Project Integration Management, Strategy and Planning. He is currently the Head of Strategy & Planning for Nigeria LNG Limited.

Harry W. Sullivan

Texas A&M School of Law; Kosmos Energy Ltd.

Harry W. Sullivan is an International Energy Attorney based in Dallas, Texas, where he is an Adjunct Professor at SMU’s Dedman School of Law and at Texas A&M School of Law. He also works for Kosmos Energy in their West Africa exploration activities. His previous experience includes fourteen years as Senior Counsel-International in the International E&P Legal Group of ConocoPhillips, Of Counsel with Thompson & Knight LLP, fifteen years as Chief Counsel-International and Senior Counsel for Atlantic Richfield Company and five years as Senior Counsel for Sun Oil Company. His practice and experience focuses on the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry, both in the U.S.A. and internationally, in more than 25 different countries.

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