Serving the energy industry for over 30 years
By - Jon Brown

Midstream Oil & Gas Contracts
September 16, 2020 | Online :: Central Time

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Midstream companies do business through contracts, but 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 to create a clear 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.

EUCI’s Midstream Oil & Gas Contracts course will provide the following key takeaways:

      • 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss interrelationship between midstream contracts and business objectives
  • Describe the basics of contract drafting
  • Review special contract positions
  • Assess environmental and real estate issues with midstream contracts
  • Explain downstream sales of oil, natural gas, NGLs, and other petroleum products
  • Describe gathering and transportation agreements
  • Address processing and fractionation agreements
  • Discuss confidentiality agreements



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 0.6 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. 

Instructional Methods

Case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used in this program.


Wednesday,  September 16, 2020 Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

Short breaks every hour

Opening Remarks and Introduction to Midstream

  • Midstream business objectives
  • Interrelationship between midstream contracts and business objectives
  • Midstream contracts in a low-price and low-demand environment

Basics of Contract Drafting

  • Elements of contract formation
  • Objectives of contract
  • Types of agreements
  • Applicable law and consequences
  • Risk and defenses
  • Non-compete terms
  • Confidentiality
  • Non-solicitation
  • Indemnifications
  • Breach
  • Damages and remedies
  • Dispute resolution
  • Limitation on liabilities
  • Reserve issues
  • Pricing determination
  • Shipping issues
  • Operational considerations
  • Boilerplate

Environmental and Real Estate Issues with Midstream Contracts

  • Zoning
  • Easements, rights-of-way
  • Condemnation
  • General principles of environmental exposure
  • Contract provisions addressing environmental concerns

Specific Contracts and Modes of Payment

  • Specific contracts and terms
  • Letter of Credit
  • Processing and Fractionation Agreement



Glenn Benson, Partner, BakerHostetler

One of the country’s leading representatives of onshore and offshore oil and gas producers on regulatory matters, Glenn Benson brings more than 24 years of experience and an uncommon familiarity with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to his role on the BakerHostetler national Energy Industry practice team. He counsels clients across the energy industry on tariff and contract disputes before FERC, regulatory compliance and enforcement, and the negotiation of commercial transactions, including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, pipeline precedent agreements, asset management agreements, and oil and gas purchase and sale agreements.

Erica Youngstrom, BakerHostetler

Erica Youngstrom represents energy industry clients in a broad range of matters to help them achieve their business goals. She works with oil and gas producers, midstream companies, utilities, and other clients in the energy sector to structure their business arrangements and address regulatory considerations in both the transactional and litigation contexts. She provides knowledgeable counsel on project development strategy and transactional matters, including negotiation of commercial agreements in connection with project development, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. She also represents energy companies in litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of the Interior, and federal courts.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

Event Standard RateAttendees
Midstream Oil & Gas Contracts - (single connection)US $ 795.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 3,575.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 5,965.00
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* all other discounts do not apply to license packs

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Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before August 14, 2020 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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