By - Jon Brown

Midstream Oil & Gas Contracts
October 14-15, 2019 | Denver, CO

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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. 

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Continuing legal education (CLE), also known as mandatory or minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) or, in some jurisdictions outside the United States, as continuing professional development, consists of professional education for attorneys that takes place after their initial admission to the bar.

This event has been approved by the Colorado State Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for 12.0 CLE credits.


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.


Monday, October 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

  • Boilerplate
  • Indemnities
  • Limitations on Liability

FERC Jurisdictional Issues

Construction Contracts 

  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Agreements
  • Construction Management Agreements

Other Project Development Agreements

  • Connection Agreements
  • Master Services Agreements

Gathering Agreements

  • Crude, Oil, and Gas Gathering
  • Gas Processing
  • Produced Water Disposal

Pipeline Rights-of-Way:  Easements and their Acquisition

  • Easements
  • Crossing Agreements and Other Third-Party Agreements
  • Negotiations Before and During the Condemnation Process

Operations and Maintenance Agreements

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

Environmental Issues

Health and Safety Issues

Project Documentation and Avoidance of Disputes

  • Following Contractual Requirements
  • Documenting Daily Events
  • Timely Raising Critical Issues

Q&A and Conclusion


Robert Ayers/Holland and Hart

Robert Ayers represents clients in a wide range of environmental and workplace safety matters, including emergency response, internal investigations, compliance counseling, regulatory enforcement, and civil litigation.

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.

Stephanie Edinger/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.

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.

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.

Aaron B. Tucker/ Holland and Hart

Aaron provides clients with effective assistance and representation on a variety of environmental compliance and enforcement issues. He counsels clients on assessment and permitting, compliance and enforcement, and rulemaking. His practice focuses on air quality, water quality, contaminated properties, and environmental litigation.


EUCI Office Building Conference Center

4601 DTC Blvd, B-100

Denver CO, 80237


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