Energy Law

Flow Assurance in Offshore Gulf of Mexico During a Black Swan Event

September 30, 2020

Webinar begins at 12:00 pm (Noon) Central

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MCLE Credit will be available

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Duration: 60 minutes

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Never before 2020 had companies engaged in offshore Gulf of Mexico exploration and production seriously considered being unable or unwilling to flow crude barrels due to disappearing transportation capacity or crashing prices.  The COVID lockdown crippled global demand while near term supplies remained uninterrupted and the threat of additional barrels being introduced into the Gulf loomed over the horizon.  This webinar will look at what happens when the market disappears and offers practical solutions on steps to take now to be prepared in the future, including a new Flow Assurance Agreement Exhibit being considered for the AAPL Model Form of Offshore Deepwater Operating Agreement.

Webinar begins at 12:00 pm (Noon) Central
Duration:  60 minutes

Details for connecting to the webinar will be sent after you register.


Jana L. Grauberger
Liskow & Lewis
Houston, Texas

Jana is an oil and gas lawyer with more than twenty years of experience. She has represented clients in negotiating a wide variety of onshore and offshore contracts. She also represents clients in connection with regulatory matters involving Department of Interior agencies the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR). As a litigator, she practices before state and federal district and appellate courts in Texas and Louisiana and has 20 years of experience representing clients in connection with a wide variety of oil and gas matters, including royalty litigation, complex and multi-contract disputes, indemnity litigation, construction, installation, and product warranty and damages disputes, and arbitration matters.  She is Vice-Chair of the Programs Committee of the Institute for Energy Law.


Amanda Davis Landry
Senior Counsel, Gulf of Mexico,
Negotiations & Legal
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
Covington, Louisiana

Amanda joined Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company as Senior Counsel in 2018. She provides legal support for upstream oil and gas exploration, development, and production in the Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. She previously served as Counsel with Anadarko Petroleum from 2007 to 2019, where she supported a business development group on a LNG project in Mozambique and provided legal support to the Gulf of Mexico exploration and operations groups.

Marty Tate
Head of Upstream Agreements
BHP Petroleum
Houston, Texas

Marty received Bachelor of Science degrees in economics and psychology from Texas A&M University in 1989 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Since 1998 Marty has held various roles with Occidental Energy Marketing, Nexen Petroleum, and BP America. In 2012 he joined BHP Billiton Petroleum as Senior Manager for Upstream Agreements. As a member of BP’s Gulf of Mexico legal team he provided legal support for the Deepwater Horizon crisis response, was responsible for managing the Macondo Operating Agreement dispute with Anadarko and Mitsui and later served as the senior attorney for the team responsible for implementing the technical and organizational changes called for by BP’s Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report. Since joining BHP in 2012, he has served as Senior Manager of Negotiations and Upstream Agreements for the Gulf of Mexico and in September of 2017 became Head of Upstream Agreements for BHP’s conventional petroleum business. Marty is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and the OCS Advisory Board.


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CLE Credit

Texas Course Number 174097444. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours, of which no credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit.

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