Midstream Oil & Gas Contracts
March 14-15, 2019 | Denver, CO
Midstream companies do business through contracts, yet so often the details are only understood by the core team who creates them. Whether the contract is for the purchase and sale or processing of oil and gas, for the engineering, procurement, and construction of pipelines and other facilities, or, for master purchase or service agreements, there are many critical areas attorneys and commercial managers must focus upon while negotiating and creating a clear, workable and effective contract for the company. The company’s rights, therefore, are largely determined by the fundamental skills and knowledge of its counsel and contract managers.
At EUCI’s Midstream Oil & Gas Contracts course, key takeaways include:
- General contract terms
- FERC jurisdictional issues
- Construction contracts
- Other project development agreements
- Gathering agreements
- Pipeline ROW
- Environment, health and safety issues
Participants will identify key considerations associated with putting a new contract in place, the questions their team will want to have answered, and how to negotiate more effective contracts with suppliers, customers, partners, and other counter-parties. In addition, this course will address the fundamentals and strategies for effective negotiation. Each attendee will receive sample copies of the types of agreements and contracts discussed during the course.
- Review general contract terms, including boilerplate, indemnities, and limitations on liability
- Describe FERC jurisdictional issues
- Discuss construction contracts, including engineering, procurement, construction, and construction management agreements
- Explain other project development agreements, including connection agreements and master service agreements
- Review gathering agreements, including crude oil and gas gathering, gas processing, and produced water disposal agreements
- Describe pipeline rights-of-way, including easements, crossing agreements and other third-party agreements
- Address negotiations before and during the condemnation process
- Explain operations and maintenance agreements
- Review environmental, health and safety issues
- Discuss project documentation and avoidance of disputes, including contractual requirements, documentation, and raising critical issues
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used in this program.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
Introductions and Overview of the Agenda
General Contract Terms
- Limitations on Liability
FERC Jurisdictional Issues
- Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Agreements
- Construction Management Agreements
Other Project Development Agreements
- Connection Agreements
- Master Services Agreements
- Crude, Oil, and Gas Gathering
- Gas Processing
- Produced Water Disposal
Pipeline Rights-of-Way: Easements and their Acquisition
- Crossing Agreements and Other Third-Party Agreements
- Negotiations Before and During the Condemnation Process
Operations and Maintenance Agreements
Friday, March 15, 2019
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
Health and Safety Issues
Project Documentation and Avoidance of Disputes
- Following Contractual Requirements
- Documenting Daily Events
- Timely Raising Critical Issues
Q&A and Conclusion
Leslie Boyle, Partner, Holland and Hart
Leslie Boyle advises clients in connection with their commercial transactions and the development and operation of oil and gas midstream facilities, power plants, and other large infrastructure projects. Leslie negotiates the contracts required for every stage of a project’s life cycle, from engineering, procurement, and construction contracts to operations and maintenance agreements and offtake agreements. She also advises clients in the negotiation of joint ventures for the development and operation of infrastructure projects.
Chris Boling/Associate/Holland and Hart
Chris assists clients on complex domestic and international business transactions and projects. His practice focuses on project development and finance, private equity investments, acquisitions and divestitures, and joint ventures. Chris has represented clients ranging from exploration and production companies to midstream developers, as well as private equity firms, investments banks, and financial investors.
Susan Combs/Partner/Holland and Hart
Susan provides sound legal counsel to help clients navigate the complex process of civil litigation. She has successfully litigated a broad range of commercial disputes, including personal injury and product liability, real estate, construction, employment, trade secrets, probate, and natural resources matters. Susan’s litigation practice reaches across Wyoming to help clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to sole proprietors.
Stephanie Edinger/Partner/Holland and Hart
Stephanie Edinger provides transactional and strategic advice to companies engaged in the development, purchase, and sale of a broad variety of energy and infrastructure projects, with an emphasis on renewable and thermal generating projects and oil and gas pipelines and midstream facilities. Her extensive experience in the energy industry allows her to assist project sponsors in developing and negotiating their key project development contracts. She also assists her energy clients to structure and implement complex transactions, including asset and membership interest sales, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
Trisha Fanning/Chief Operations Manager and Environmental Compliance Specialist/Eagle Environmental Consulting, Inc.
Trisha Fanning is the Chief Operations Manager and Environmental Compliance Specialist with Eagle Environmental Consulting, Inc. (EAGLE). Ms. Fanning has over eighteen years’ experience managing several projects concentrating on regulatory and environmental compliance throughout the US. Ms. Fanning is responsible for oversight of company operations and maintaining scope, schedule, budget along with management of project team members for several clients with technical expertise in water (CWA, NPDES, SPCC, SWPPP, BWQ) waste (RCRA, CERCLA, along with TSCA inventories and SARA/TRI reporting) air regulations (CAA MACT, NSPS, NESHAP standards) for oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and chemical/petrochemical facilities. Ms. Fanning has conducted several due diligence acquisition and divestiture projects throughout the US; air compliance and implementation of air programs for pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing companies along with expertise in supporting the development of compliance database systems, completing compliance audits and regulatory applicability programs. Ms. Fanning provides regulatory agency communications, along with litigation and stakeholder support.
In addition, Ms. Fanning is responsible for corporate business development (BD), research, network, and identifying new leads within the rocky mountain region of the US, corresponding with the strategic goals of the company. Provides mentorship and professional development to EAGLE staff to proactively manage client relationships; evaluate leads and potential projects that are best suited for company expertise and assist in proposal preparation, technical writing, and marketing, along with representing the company at technical conferences, networking events, and professional associations.
Ms. Fanning is the former President of Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals and has held a board position for over seven years. She is also on the board of advisors for Western Energy Alliance (WEA), an active member of Denver Petroleum Club (DPC), North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC), Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW), Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association (KIOGA), and Colorado Wyoming Marketers Association (CWPMA).
Sean Hanlon/Partner/Holland and Hart
Sean Hanlon consistently achieves positive outcomes for clients, whether through contract drafting and negotiation, settlement, dispositive motion, trial, or appeal. With over a decade of litigation and trial experience, Sean is focused on counseling clients through the whole life cycle of commercial construction projects. Understanding the litigation of construction disputes, Sean and his team of project attorneys anticipate problems and protect clients’ interests in drafting and negotiating construction and design contracts.
Nneka Obiokoye/Associate/Holland and Hart
Nneka focuses her practice on corporate transactional and energy law. Her past experience includes project finance, oil and gas law, electricity and alternative energy generation and distribution, international commercial law, contract drafting and negotiation.
Matt Ochs/Partner/Holland and Hart
Real Estate Finance. Matt represents financial institutions and private lenders in all aspects of real estate financing transactions and loan documentation, including acquisition, construction, permanent financing, and loan modifications. He assists clients with financing a wide range of commercial properties, including office buildings, mixed use, multi-family, and hotels, ranging from single assets to multi-asset and multi-state real estate transactions. His experience also includes advising equity funds with investments in multifamily and mixed use development projects.
Loan Workouts and Modifications. Matt offers a unique combination of real estate and insolvency experience to assist lenders with distressed borrower issues, including loan workouts and modifications.
Insolvency and Bankruptcy. Matt provides day-to-day insolvency and bankruptcy counsel to corporate and natural resources clients. He clerked on the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Districts of Utah and Colorado. Working with colleagues other offices, Matt regularly assists clients with interests in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Alaska.
In-House Counsel. Matt was formerly in-house counsel with a multinational software services company, emphasizing corporate matters, contracts, licensing, and real estate leasing in the U.S. and Europe.
Trey Overdyke/Partner/Holland and Hart
Trey Overdyke is an industrial safety litigator who represents clients in all aspects of workplace safety and crisis management, including internal investigations, defense of regulatory enforcement actions, and civil litigation following an industrial incident. Trey has served as lead counsel on some of the largest industrial accidents and regulatory enforcement actions in the Rocky Mountain West.
Evan Randall/Partner/Holland and Hart
Evan Randall works closely with clients in the commercial real estate and infrastructure (especially pipeline development) industries. Much of his work involves complex projects that span multiple sites and multiple states. Evan represents companies in connection with oil and gas pipeline developments. He also represents landowners in condemnation and other matters concerning oil and water pipeline, light rail, roads, and other infrastructure projects. He is very active as a speaker and writer on these topics.
Nikolas Stoffel/Associate/Holland and Hart
As an expert in public utility regulation, Nik Stoffel provides his clients with practical, business-minded solutions to a variety of legal issues. Nik’s practice is focused on the federal and state regulation of utilities, pipelines, and electricity markets, and the nuances of administrative law and litigation. Nik’s clients include large energy consumers, industrial and commercial electric customers, local distribution companies, oil and gas pipelines, water utilities, qualifying facilities, renewable energy developers, independent power producers, and telecommunication and cable companies throughout the Mountain West.
Eric Waeckerlin/Partner/ Holland and Hart
Eric has established a reputation as a nationally respected environmental lawyer, representing clients in major litigation in federal and state courts over critical air quality and other environmental issues affecting numerous industries. Clients turn to him for his deep understanding of their businesses and operations, and recognized expertise across a wide range of state and federal environmental regulatory programs. These include the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and all of their state equivalents. Eric also frequently represents oil and natural gas clients on a range of environmental and regulatory compliance issues before the Bureau of Land Management as well as state oil and gas conservation commissions.
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