NAPE Week Seminars

NAPE Expo is committed to providing the most valuable experience to its attendees by offering a week’s worth of business, networking and educational opportunities. Below are events appended to our traditional NAPE Summit Expo and Business Conference schedule, adding value to your time in Houston. Get more bang for your travel bucks!

IPAA Oil & Gas Overview Course
Monday, February 5, 2018 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The oil and natural gas industry is broad and complex, so IPAA has partnered with Energy Training Resources, LLC and developed an information-packed Oil and Gas Overview Course that connects the functional and commercial aspects of the industry. The course has an upstream focus with some midstream information and will thoroughly cover the following topics:

  • Industry structure
  • Petroleum geology and exploration
  • Mineral rights and leasing
  • Drilling and completion
  • Development and production operations

The course is recommended for oil and gas company employees, suppliers, contractors, attorneys, accountants, bankers, investors, traders, insurers, regulators, etc. and qualifies for continuing professional development credits (CPD, CPE, RL, RPL, CPL, and CPL/ESA).

Register for IPAA’s Oil & Gas Overview Course here (course not included in NAPE Summit Expo registration). The course is presented by the Independent Petroleum Association of America and is sponsored by NAPE.


AIPN Workshop
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Session 1: How the International Oil and Gas Industry Differs from the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry
Harry Sullivan and Andrew Melsheimer will discuss the following:

  • Consequences of Government Ownership of Oil and Gas (Political Risks, change of regimes, dealing with a sovereign, waiver of sovereign immunity, change of laws stabilization, use of international arbitration, enforcement of arbitrations)
  • Issues Dealing with NOCs (NOC Carry, Recovery of Costs, Use of NOC infrastructure, Default remedies)
  • Forms of government take, scholarships, local content, local employment (work permit limitations)
  • FCPA and U.S. Laws - risks, and need for compliance
  • Contracts - different approaches due to international practices (confidentiality agreements (government ownership of data), insurance/reinsurance, OPCOM management, FOA transfer of title, sale and purchase pre-approval by governments

Session 2: Differences in Negotiating Internationally
Harry Sullivan and Toufic Nassif will discuss the following:

  • Cultural issues and how they impact negotiations
  • Technological clashes with international culture
  • How to deal with difficult people

The AIPN Workshop is included in the NAPE Global Business Conference registration, which is a separate registration from the NAPE Summit Expo. The course is presented by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and hosted by NAPE.


SEG Forum: E&P Technologies that deliver a Solid Return on Investment
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn about the “leading” technologies for delivering solid returns on investments in prospect development at this one-day tech forum. This seminar covers technologies across the entire E&P Spectrum, influencing decisions across a prospect’s timeline.
Who should attend - geoscientists, engineers, capital providers, upper management and corporate level officers.

Register for SEG’s Forum here (course not included in NAPE Summit Expo registration). The course is hosted by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and is sponsored by NAPE.


AAPL Comparative Law Review Panel
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The essential desk reference book for landmen and oil and gas attorneys, AAPL’s Comparative Oil & Gas Law, includes case law and new regulatory changes. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the authors about the key changes, updates and critical differences in oil and gas laws and regulations in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and the Rockies.

Register for AAPL’s Comparative Law Review Panel here (course not included in NAPE Summit Expo registration). The course is hosted by the American Association of Professional Landmen and is sponsored by NAPE.