University of Texas School of Law
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TX Credit Info:
14.00 hrs
2.00 hrs Ethics
TX Specialization:
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
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2014

International Upstream Energy Transactions

Houston Jan 30-31, 2014 – Four Seasons Hotel
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PRESENTED BY
The University of Texas School of Law
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (OGERL)
The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)


SPONSORED BY
Andarko Petroleum Company
King & Spalding
Latham & Watkins LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright
Program Features
Join leading members of the international energy sector—attorneys, corporate counsel, NOCs, IOCs and related industry experts—at International Upstream Energy Transactions for two days of practical analysis and advanced discussion on current and recurring issues involving international upstream energy transactions.

2014 program highlights include:
  • A look at World Shale Gas Opportunities and Challenges
  • Benefits and challenges of operating in an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) country and as an EITI supporting company
  • An examination of shifting energy paradigms such as supply shifting, consumption demand shifting from developed to developing countries, and sources shifting from fossil to green/unconventionals
  • Analysis of the issues involved in selling or otherwise monetizing an investment
  • Discussion of the globalization of anti-corruption and anti-corruption drafting
  • Overview of recent developments in Mexico’s oil and gas industry
  • Analysis of ISO 22301 Standards and lessons learned from the Deep Water Horizon disaster and the In Amenas attack
  • The importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Examination of attorney-client privilege across borders
The 2014 program takes place at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston and provides multiple opportunities for networking and interaction with speakers, clients and colleagues including Thursday’s reception commemorating the 5th anniversary.

Come a day early for the Wednesday Primer, The Law, Science and Finance of International Energy Projects—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners.

International Upstream Energy Transactions is presented by The University of Texas School of Law, The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (OGERL), and The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).
Schedule

Thursday Morning, Jan. 30, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Timothy R. Brown, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - The Woodlands, TX

8:00 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:45 am
Welcome Remarks

9:00 am

1.00 hr

World Shale Gas Opportunities and Challenges

Harry W. Sullivan Jr., ConocoPhillips - Houston, TX

10:00 am

.75 hr

Update on Revised 2012 AIPN Model JOA

James Barnes, Barnes & Cascio LLP - Houston, TX

10:45 am
Break

11:00 am

1.00 hr

Extractive Industries Initiative (EITI)

A discussion of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the benefits and challenges of operating in an EITI country and as an EITI supporting company. Many oil and gas companies already participate in this multi-stakeholder coalition which promotes transparency regarding natural resources revenue. In light of the movement towards mandatory reporting requirements in each of the U.S., the E.U., and Canada, the EITI and lessons from its implementation are increasingly relevant to the industry.

Moderator:
Gwendolyn Wilber Jaramillo, Foley Hoag LLP - San Antonio, TX and Boston, MA
Panelist:
Donald W. Wendland Jr., Noble Energy Inc. - Houston, TX

12:00 pm
Lunch

Pick up lunch, included in registration.

Thursday Afternoon, Jan. 30, 2014

Presiding Officer:
John Bowman, King & Spalding - Houston, TX

12:20 pm

1.00 hr

Table Topics: Best Practices in International Upstream Energy Transactions

Break into small groups, moderated by a conference faculty "Team Leader," to discuss selected topics on best practices in international upstream energy transactions. This session concludes with the Team Leaders presenting the top results to the whole group.

Moderator:
D. Marie Wagner, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - The Woodlands, TX
Panelists:
Owen L. Anderson, The University of Oklahoma College of Law - Norman, OK
John Bowman, King & Spalding - Houston, TX
Timothy R. Brown, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - The Woodlands, TX
Steven P. Otillar, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Houston, TX
William W. Pugh III, Liskow & Lewis, APLC - Houston, TX
Melinda E. Taylor, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
Donald W. Wendland Jr., Noble Energy Inc. - Houston, TX

1:20 pm
Break

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

1:30 pm

1.00 hr

Shifting Energy Paradigms – True or False?

We have heard a lot about “Shifting Energy Paradigms.” What does this refer to? How do we separate fact from fiction? What are possible geopolitical and economic implications and commercial opportunities? Topics covered include: supply shifting from Middle East to the Midwest, consumption demand shifting from developed to developing, and sources shifting from fossil to green/unconventionals.

Michelle Michot Foss, Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas - Houston, TX

 
2:30 pm

1.00 hr

Selling or Otherwise Monetizing Your Interest in a Project: Practical Tips and Pitfalls

This session reviews some of the issues involved in exiting a project successfully (including co-venture and third party rights, contractual limitations, tax challenges, problems unique to partial transfers, and others), looks at alternative methods of monetizing an investment, and provides practical tips for dealing with the challenges.

David Asmus, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Houston, TX

3:30 pm
Break

3:45 pm

.75 hr ethics

The Globalization of Anti-Corruption

Discussion of risk-based global programs including integrating compliance into the business, analysis of the program through the lens of core program building blocks, using technology to mitigate risk and screen third parties, and keeping up with global legal developments.

Jay G. Martin, Baker Hughes Incorporated - Houston, TX
David Searle, Nexeo Solutions - The Woodlands, TX

4:30 pm

.75 hr
.25 hr ethics

Anti-Corruption Drafting

D. Marie Wagner, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - The Woodlands, TX

5:15 pm
Adjourn to Reception
International Upstream Energy Transactions 5th Annual Celebration

Sponsored by the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

Friday Morning, Jan. 31, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Michael P. Darden, Latham & Watkins LLP - Houston, TX

8:00 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:30 am

1.00 hr

Mexico's Energy Reform: A New Chapter for the Oil and Gas Sector

This is the most significant overhaul of the energy sector in this country in more than half a century: a truly major, better-than-expected reform.

Nicolas Borda, Greenberg Traurig, S.C. - México City, DF
Dr. Edgar Rangel-German, Commissioner, National Hydrocarbon Commission of Mexico - México City, DF

9:30 am

.75 hr

Crisis Management and Corporate Resilience

A discussion of ISO 22301 Standards and lessons learned from the Deep Water Horizon disaster and the In Amenas attack.

Danny W. Davis, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
Patrick Knapp, Baker Hughes Incorporated - Houston, TX

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

1.00 hr

Dispute Resolution Clauses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Your transaction requires a dispute resolution clause. What are the appropriate factors to consider and what are the pitfalls to avoid. The "distinguished!" panel discusses and answers questions regarding important protections which should be considered and unintended outcomes which could result from simply applying a boilerplate provision from an earlier deal.

Panelists:
C. Mark Baker, Norton Rose Fulbright - Houston, TX
Michael S. Goldberg, Baker Botts - Houston, TX
Claudia Salomon, Latham & Watkins LLP - New York, NY

11:30 am
Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon, Jan. 31, 2014

Presiding Officer:
David Asmus, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Houston, TX

Luncheon Presentation

11:45 am

1.00 hr

Negotiators for Life

An entertaining and insightful interactive panel discussion reflecting the speakers' collective experiences in international petroleum negotiations, petroleum exploration and development in six continents, in a wide variety of work environments including in-house as senior management or chief negotiator of international petroleum companies large and small, as counsel or partner with regional and multinational law firms and as independent consultant in private practice.

Moderator:
Michael P. Darden, Latham & Watkins LLP - Houston, TX
Andrew B. Derman, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX
Eric Fry, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - The Woodlands, TX
Bellanne Meltzer Toren, International Petroleum Consultant and Barrister & Solicitor, Office of Bellanne Meltzer Toren, Canmore, Alberta, Canada - Coppell, TX

 
12:45 pm

1.00 hr

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Don't Ask What CSR Can Do for the Country, Ask What CSR Can Do for You

An overview of CSR with specific examples of what has changed, what has worked, what can be done differently and why. This discussion answers the threshold question: why is CSR important for a company?

William S. Hayes, Kosmos Energy - Dallas, TX
Tom Mitro, Mitro Consulting - Houston, TX

1:45 pm
Break

2:00 pm

1.00 hr

Sanctions and Trade Compliance

Timothy R. Brown, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - The Woodlands, TX
Christine Savage, King & Spalding - Washington, DC

3:00 pm

1.00 hr ethics

Attorney-Client Privilege Across Borders

This session examines attorney-client privilege (and similar privileges) in other jurisdictions, details "hot-button" issues as privileged information crosses national boundaries, analyzes recent cases and real-world hypotheticals, discusses strategies for maximizing privilege protection in the transnational context, and provides an update on international efforts regarding a reciprocal privilege treaty.

Jordan W. Cowman, Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Dallas, TX

4:00 pm
Adjourn

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Owen L. Anderson
The University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
David Asmus
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Houston, TX
C. Mark Baker
Norton Rose Fulbright
Houston, TX
James Barnes
Barnes & Cascio LLP
Houston, TX
Nicolas Borda
Greenberg Traurig, S.C.
México City, DF
John Bowman
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Timothy R. Brown
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The Woodlands, TX
Jordan W. Cowman
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Dallas, TX
Michael P. Darden
Latham & Watkins LLP
Houston, TX
Danny W. Davis
The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
Andrew B. Derman
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
Michelle Michot Foss
Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas
Houston, TX
Eric Fry
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The Woodlands, TX
Michael S. Goldberg
Baker Botts
Houston, TX
William S. Hayes
Kosmos Energy
Dallas, TX
Gwendolyn Wilber Jaramillo
Foley Hoag LLP
San Antonio, TX and Boston, MA
Patrick Knapp
Baker Hughes Incorporated
Houston, TX
Jay G. Martin
Baker Hughes Incorporated
Houston, TX
Tom Mitro
Mitro Consulting
Houston, TX
Steven P. Otillar
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Houston, TX
William W. Pugh III
Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Houston, TX
Dr. Edgar Rangel-German
Commissioner, National Hydrocarbon Commission of Mexico
México City, DF
Claudia Salomon
Latham & Watkins LLP
New York, NY
Christine Savage
King & Spalding
Washington, DC
David Searle
Nexeo Solutions
The Woodlands, TX
Harry W. Sullivan Jr.
ConocoPhillips
Houston, TX
Melinda E. Taylor
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Bellanne Meltzer Toren
International Petroleum Consultant and Barrister & Solicitor, Office of Bellanne Meltzer Toren, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Coppell, TX
D. Marie Wagner
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The Woodlands, TX
Donald W. Wendland Jr.
Noble Energy Inc.
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

John Bowman—Co-Chair
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Timothy R. Brown—Co-Chair
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The Woodlands, TX
Gregory J. Smith—Director
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Owen L. Anderson
The University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
David Asmus
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Houston, TX
Michael P. Darden
Latham & Watkins LLP
Houston, TX
John S. Dzienkowski
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Michael P. Irvin
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Houston, TX
Christopher Moore
Moyes & Co.
Dallas, TX
Steven P. Otillar
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Houston, TX
Jennifer L. Price
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
William W. Pugh III
Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Houston, TX
Melinda E. Taylor
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
D. Marie Wagner
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The Woodlands, TX
Donald W. Wendland Jr.
Noble Energy Inc.
Houston, TX
Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
14.00 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
14.00 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Oklahoma
17.00 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Other States
Many jurisdictions accept conferences offered by The University of Texas School of Law, and approved by the State Bar of Texas, for CLE credit. Please check with your jurisdiction's regulatory authority. A Certificate of Attendance and credit reporting documentation will be provided at the conference.

Other Credit

Certified Professional Landman (AAPL) – Expected
Registered Professional Landman (AAPL) – Expected
TX Accounting CPE
16.50 hrs
Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Jan 24, 2014
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Jan 24, 2014
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Jan 27, 2014
    $50 processing fee applied

Hotel / Venue

Houston

Four Seasons Hotel

1300 Lamar St
Houston, TX
713.650.1300 (reservations)
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Accommodations

$225 room rate good through January 2, 2014 (subject to availability).

Parking Information

$15 event valet parking; $30 overnight valet parking.
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