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OCSAB 2018 Workshop

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - The Woodlands, Texas
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The purpose of the Workshop is to promote the continuing education of land, legal and other exploration and production professionals with regard to laws, policies, regulations and contracting practices in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The Workshop features presentations by key U.S. regulators and experienced and respected industry legal and land professionals.

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in OCS leasing, negotiations and/or land and lease administration. The Workshop will be beneficial to Landmen, attorneys, exploration and production managers and administrative personnel who have responsibilities in the OCS. Attendance is limited and we will maintain a "stand by" list.

Seminar Schedule

Schedule subject to change

  • 7:00am - Doors Open

  • Welcome Address and Safety Briefing

    8:00am - 8:15am

    Marty Tate - Head of Upstream Agreements - BHP Billiton Petroleum and OCS Advisory Board Chairman

    Frank Meyer - Director Offshore Land - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

  • Update of BOEM Initiatives

    8:15am - 9:15am

    Mike Celata - Gulf of Mexico Regional Director - BOEM

  • OCS Advisory Board Van Zandt Award

    9:15am - 9:30am

    Mike Koenig - Vice President - Land and Business Development - Renaissance Offshore, LLC

  • Future of Upstream E&P

    9:30am - 10:15am

    Dan Bendig – Director - IHS Markit

  • Break 10:15am - 10:30am

  • Creative Approaches to Offshore A&D Transactions – What Forms of Security And Performance Guarantees Work Best

    10:30am - 11:15am

    Paul J. Goodwine, Partner - Looper Goodwine PC

  • Washington Update

    11:15am - 12:00pm

    Poe Leggette, Partner - BakerHostetler

  • Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Will Your Risk Allocation Scheme Be Enforced? TX’s and LA’s Approach to Anti-Indemnity.

    1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Harold Flanagan, Partner - Flanagan Partners LLP

  • Assignor/Assignee Liability and the OCS

    1:45pm - 2:45pm

    Rick Kuebel, Partner - Locke Lord LLP

  • Break 2:45pm - 3:00pm

  • Offshore Mexico E&P: What Operators North of the Border Need to Know

    3:00pm - 3:45pm

    Steve Otillar, Partner - Akin Gump

  • Walter's EW 834/Coelacanth Project

    3:45pm - 4:45pm

    Pete Hetherington - Walter Oil & Gas Corporation

  • Reception 5:00pm - 7:00pm @ Westin SideBar

When & Where

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm

Anadarko Tower, Allison Hall
1201 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

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Registration Info

Registration Fee: $250.00
Before Monday, January 15, 2018

Late Registration Fee: $250.00
After Monday, January 15, 2018

Registration fee includes the seminar, lunch, drinks, snacks and cocktail reception.


AAPL Certification Credits and MCLE credits for Texas and Louisiana (requested).

Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Westin SideBar
2 Waterway Square
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

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