Energy Law

Natural Gas in the Energy Transition

Feb 26, 2021

Webinar begins at 9:00 am Central

Past Event

MCLE Credit available.

Details for connecting to the webinar will be sent after you register. Please email RMMLF for any questions.

Duration: 1.5 hours

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For more than 25 years the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and the Institute for Energy Law have co-sponsored the annual Short Course on International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts, and Negotiations.  The Short Course cover a wide variety of contractual and transactional subjects from Discovery to Development to Decommissioning encountered in the international oil and gas industry taught by numerous experienced industry experts. The Sponsors are hopeful of again offering the Short Course during Fall 2021.

In preparation for the resumption of the Short Course, the Sponsors are presenting a series of three webinars with Short Course faculty that will touch on subjects covered in much greater detail during the Short Course.

Webinar begins at 7am PST, 8am MST, 9am CST, 10am EST
Duration: 1.5 hours

The first webinar in the series will briefly review:

  • The case for natural gas
  • Key contracts and concepts in the natural gas industry
  • The bright future of LNG (liquefied natural gas)


Harry W. Sullivan

Harry W. Sullivan, is an International Energy Attorney based in Dallas, Texas, where he isan Adjunct Professor at SMU’s Dedman School of Law and at Texas A&M School of Law. He also works for Kosmos Energy in their West Africa exploration activities. His previous experience includes fourteen years as Senior Counsel-International in the International E&P Legal Group of ConocoPhillips, Of Counsel with Thompson & Knight LLP, fifteen years as Chief Counsel-International and Senior Counsel for Atlantic Richfield Company and five years as Senior Counsel for Sun Oil Company. His practice and experience focuses on the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry, both in the U.S.A. and internationally, in more than 25 different countries.

Ezekiel Adebayo Adesina

Ezekiel Adebayo Adesina is a chemical engineer by profession. He is the current Secretary of Africa Energy Study Group. The AESG was inaugurated in Hamburg, Germany as a think tank in advancement of energy solution for Africa. He has a career of over 20 years, in various capacities in Project Management, Plant Operation Management, Commissioning & start-up, Process Technology, Project Integration Management, Strategy and Planning. He is currently the Head of Strategy & Planning for Nigeria LNG Limited.

Robert M. Lesnick

Robert M. Lesnick is an Executive Advisor to the highest levels of governments and businesses seeking to develop policy and projects in the energy sector.  Mr. Lesnick fashioned a successful 30-year career in the private sector before leading the World Bank’s Petroleum Advisory Services Practice until 2013.  He has extensive experience in energy-related businesses, including petroleum commodity trading, natural gas pipeline and Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project development, and gas processing operations management.  Robert has over 25 years of international experience as a country manager and lead negotiator for the development of energy infrastructure projects and has conducted business in more than 100 international locations in 87 countries on 6 continents. 

Mr. Lesnick earned a BS degree from Northern Arizona University, and received an MBA at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University where he was honored as a Jones Scholar. He has held appointments as an adjunct professor from Rice University and the Georgetown School of Law, and as a Foundational Lecturer at the International Law Institute. 

CLE Credit

This course consists of approximately 1.5 hours of continuing education. You must let us know in advance of the conference the states or organizations for which you will need credit (see registration form). Credit hours for states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Foundation conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states and Canadian provinces, the AAPL, NADOA, and NALTA, and other professional organizations. Attorneys from certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. The Foundation is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

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