Midstream Oil & Gas Contracts

Midstream Oil & Gas Contracts

December 8, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue, provisions in midstream contracts are of the utmost importance—including force majeure, minimum volume commitments, and adequate assurance of performance. This event will provide an in-depth look at those matters and give attendees the tools and understanding needed to effectively navigate complex agreements.

Whether the contract is for purchase and sale or gathering and processing; 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. 

This course will provide the following key takeaways: 

  • General contract terms
  • FERC jurisdictional issues
  • Construction contracts
  • Other project development agreements
  • Gathering and processing agreements
  • Pipeline ROW
  • Environment, health and safety issues

Register now for EUCI’s Midstream Oil & Gas Contracts course for an in-depth study of key considerations associated with putting a new contract in place, and how to negotiate more effective contracts with suppliers, customers, partners, and other counterparties.  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


    Wednesday,  December 8, 2021 : Central Time

    8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
    Log In and Welcome

    12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
    Lunch Break

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

    Short breaks every hour

    9:00 -9:30 a.m. :: Welcome and Introduction

    9:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: NAESB Gas Purchase and Sale Agreement

    10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning break

    10:45 – 11:15 a.m. :: Legal Framework for Midstream Contacts

    11:15 – 11:45 a.m. :: Asset Management Agreements

    11:45 – 12:15 p.m. :: Negotiated Rate Agreements

    12:15 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

    1:00 -1:30 p.m. :: Pipeline Precedent Agreements

    1:30-2:00 p.m. :: Throughput and Deficiency Agreements and Firm Oil Pipeline Transportation Agreements

    2:00 – 2:30 p.m. :: Gathering and Processing Agreements

    2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon break

    2:45 -3:15 p.m. :: Contract Renegotiation

    3:15 – 3:45 p.m. :: Interconnection Agreements for Gas and Oil Pipelines

    3:45-4:15 p.m. :: Gas Quality and Interchangeability Considerations in Interconnection Agreements

    4:15 – 4:45 p.m. :: Conclusion


    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, Associate, 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) 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.

    • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
    • 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




    EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

    EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this event.

    Requirements for Successful Completion of Program 

    Participants must log in 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.

    Who Should Attend 

    • Contract administrators
    • Contract negotiators
    • Sales, marketing and commercial personnel
    • Financial specialists
    • Operators, planners and analysts
    • Suppliers and shippers
    • Bankers, lawyers and specialist advisors to the midstream oil and gas industry
    • In-House Counsel

    By clicking Accept or closing this message, you consent to our cookies on this device in accordance with our cookie policy unless you have disabled them. more information

    By clicking Accept or closing this message, you consent to our cookies on this device in accordance with our cookie policy unless you have disabled them. You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them. We use cookies during the registration process and to remember member settings.