Upcoming Seminars:
October 21-25, 2019

Natural gas is among the fastest growing contributors to global energy demand, providing an affordable and cleaner alternative to conventional fossil fuels. However, in many countries natural gas is a very underutilized resource due to poor development and use policies; underdeveloped infrastructure and markets; and unsupportive legal and commercial frameworks.

This seminar examines issues using policy, regulatory and commercial lenses to provide a strategic level understanding of the natural gas value chain and the contributing factors for successful natural gas sector development. Material is delivered through a variety of methods including: reference reading, case studies, in-class lectures, industry panels and interactive group simulations and workshops.


Key Topics:

  • Natural Gas Role and Benefits in Meeting Global Primary Energy Demand
  • Understanding the Natural Gas Value Chain
  • Global Gas Markets and Trade
  • Principle-Based Approach to Natural Gas Policy Formation
  • The Role of the Public and Private Sector in the Development and Governance of the Sector
  • Natural Gas Pricing Policy and Methodologies
  • Natural Gas Revenue Management
  • Commercial Aspects of Natural Gas Purchase and Sale, and Gas Transportation
  • Geopolitics of Natural Gas
  • Liquified Natural Gas (LNG): Critical Success Factors for Import and Export Projects

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950


October 28 - November 1, 2019

Drafting contracts in the natural gas sector carries a complexity above and beyond what is normally found in conventional oil-based projects. The regional nature of the business and the need for infrastructure to get natural gas to market requires careful consideration of commercialization issues from the initial investment in the upstream and continuing until volumes are physically delivered to end users in the power industry.

This section of the seminar will examine contracts and legal structures necessary for each stage gate of natural gas development. Upstream contracts, host government instruments, and investment laws will be discussed, highlighting key natural gas provisions and drafting issues. A discussion of Midstream natural gas agreements will follow, covering processing, fractionation, transportation, and storage. A special session on LNG and FLNG will be included in the Midstream section and will include discussion of Downstream issues such as tolling and regas capacity. Finally, natural gas marketing will be reviewed, covering essential contracts for both short- and long-term sales situations. Material is delivered through a variety of methods including reference reading, in-class lectures, case studies, industry panels and, interactive group simulations and workshops.


Key Topics:

  • Natural Gas Value Chain
  • Overview of Natural Gas Agreements
  • Natural Gas Aspects of Upstream Agreements (Granting Instruments and JOAs)
  • Special Provisions for Natural Gas Development in Investment Laws
  • Midstream Agreements: Gathering & Processing, Gas Transportation, Fractionation, and Storage
  • Joint Marketing and Separate Marketing of Natural Gas and LNG
  • Marketing: NAESB, Gas Sales and Offtake, LNG MSAs, LNG SPAs, and Products Marketing
  • Joint or Combined Stream Marketing of Natural Gas
  • Separate Marketing of Natural Gas and Gas Balancing Agreements
  • Cross-Border Gas Sales
  • Pipeline Gas Sales Agreements
  • LNG: Project Structuring, Pre-FEED, FEED, LNG vs FLNG, and LNG Gas Sales Agreements
  • Downstream LNG Agreements: Tolling and Regasification Capacity

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950











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