Unitization in Oil and Gas Industry: Issues and Challenges-OGT 8005

20 Mar 23-31 Mar 23 (London, UK), 07 Aug 23-18 Aug 23 (London, UK), 09 Oct 23-20 Oct 23 (Dubai, UAE),

Course Overview

    The challenges of searching, boring and getting a substance that is hidden underground in vaguely defined sub-surface strata are numerous but none more important than answering the three questions (i) where is the resource? (ii) how much is there? and (iii) who owns it? As part of ongoing processes of managing oil and gas reserves, it is important for investors, operators and host governments to develop strategies for dealing with discoveries that extend beyond certain operational or geographical boundaries. This course will be suitable for those responsible for joint management of oil and gas reservoir with multiple owners of rights in the discoveries.

Learning Outcome

    Participants will have better understanding of:
  • Fundamentals and goals of unit formation
  • The rule of capture and boundary determination
  • Extant laws regulating pooling and unitisation
  • Unit operating agreements and accounting procedures
  • Governments’ regulations and statutory agencies

Indicative Contents

  • Overview of unitization
  • Pooling and unitization regulatory framework
  • International legal principles, joint and cross boarder unitization
  • Unit negotiations, determination and revision of unit factors
  • Unit operating agreements, laws and regulatory authorities
  • Fundamentals & goals of unitization – correlative rights (the “fair share” doctrine)
  • Pooling – voluntary v. compulsory unitization
  • Participation and investment factors
  • Reservoir definition & well production
  • Relationship to license & production sharing contract
  • Inclusion of other interests (royalty & overriding royalty)
  • Inclusion of non-straddling reservoirs & facilities
  • Lifting, balancing & associated agreements
  • Licenses & extensions
  • Assignments & fractional interests
More Detail
Duration This is a two-week programme spread over 10 working days.
Certification A certificate of completion is granted on successful completion of the programme.
Location (London, UK), (London, UK), (Dubai, UAE)
Travel and accommodation Travel and accommodation to be paid for at source by delegates.

London: £4,850.00 (Excl. VAT) per delegate for 2 weeks.

Dubai: $5,850.00 (Excl. VAT) per delegate for 2 weeks.