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EENR Professional Training

The EENR Center offers a selection of professional programs on environmental, energy and natural resources issues. The range of topics includes the most relevant global issues to satisfy the industry and government requirements on theoretical and practical approaches.

A specific program designed to tackle the most relevant issues of the Mexican Energy Reform can be found in the following file:

Other courses on energy and environmental law related topics available include:

1. Industry practices and codes of conduct:

  • What are "generally accepted international petroleum practices?"
  • Industry good or best practices in petroleum contract provisions
  • Enforcement of best practices in national courts
  • Enforcement of good or best practices in arbitration
  • The role of industry and government Codes of Conduct

2. Contract issues in the oil and gas industry:

  • E&P contracts--host government granting instruments
  • Joint operating agreements
  • Role of the joint IOC-government Management Committee in petroleum operations.
  • Farmout agreements
  • Unitization agreements
  • Service agreements
  • Procurement contracts and supply-chains
  • Local content laws and contract provisions
  • Intellectual property and licensing
  • Safety and environmental management systems
  • Non-fiscal provisions related to stabilization and arbitration

3. Shale resources and regulation:

  • Lessons learned from the US experience
  • International developments in shale
  • Regulatory frameworks for shale development
  • Special issues related to water, land use and local communities

4. Oil and gas pipeline infrastructure

  • Regulatory models of open access
  • Ratemaking models: cost-of-service versus market-based rates
  • Permitting
  • Public participation in siting

5. Foreign investment regulation and treaties; arbitration in the oil and gas industry

  • Laws related to foreign investors
  • International investment treaties
  • Arbitration clauses
  • Arbitration practice and procedures

6. Working with local communities and indigenous peoples

  • The international legal framework
  • The domestic legal framework
  • Grievance mechanisms and the business sector

7. Upstream Economics

  • International tax
  • Stabilization funds
  • Revenue management funds

The courses can also provide Continuing Legal Education hours for U.S. attorneys.

Our training calendar is available to download below.