Oil and Gas Agreements : Law School : The University of Western Australia

Law School

Oil and Gas Agreements

Perth High Rises

Executive Education

This three-day workshop provides a clear understanding of legal agreements which underpin the operation of the oil and gas industry. Lawyers, government officials and oil and gas company personnel who require an appreciation of the legal context of oil and gas agreements will benefit from the expertise gained in this course.

The Oil and Gas Agreements course will explain critical agreements such as:

  • joint venture agreements
  • sale and purchase agreements
  • gas sales contracts
  • gas transportation agreements.
  • The Oil and Gas Agreements course offers a unique insight into the relationship between joint-venturers, the complicated planning and approval phase of a project, transportation and delivery of product, and the long-term nature of the purchase and sale arrangements.
    Using real life examples of behind the scenes activities, experts will explain how joint-venturers deal with long-term risk and complicated projects become a reality.
    A full set of reading materials will be available online. Plenary sessions, in the form of lectures interspersed with class discussion, will be supplemented by small-group sessions examining in greater detail concrete or topical problems in the framing or application of the law.

    Details and Registration

    30 October -1 November 2018
    Venue: The University of Western Australia

    2.94, Law Postgraduate Teaching Room
    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Cost: $2,530.00 x 3 day short course


    Workshop presenter and short course coordinator

    Picture of Professor John ChandlerJohn Chandler LLB S’ton

    John is Co-Director of the Faculty of Law’s Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law. John has been a practising lawyer for over 40 years specialising in mining and petroleum development and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his teaching and research interests which include oil and gas law, corporate governance and resource investment.



    Guest Speakers

    • Gavan Sproule, Senior Legal Counsel, Kufpec Australia Pty Ltd
    • Ian Gordon, Special Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons
    • Jared Clements, Associate Director, The Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law, UWA
    • Sharon Wilson, Partner, corporate, Herbert Smith Freehills
    • Mike Lauer, Project Consultancy Services and Gas Trading
    • Matthew Bowen, Partner, Jackson McDonald
    • Chelsea Spagnolo, Legal Counsel, Chevron Australia
    • Michael Berkeley-Hill, Legal Counsel, North West Shelf Joint Venture Shell

    Continuing Professional Points (CPD)

    • Full attendance entitles a legal practitioner to claim six points in Competency Areas 2 and 4 - see program for further information

    Before registration closing date - an administrative charge of 20% of registration will be deducted
    After registration closing date and up to one day before the event - a cancellation fee of 50% will apply
    No refund is available for non-attendance