Daniel Szyfman

Oil and Gas Law Committee

The Oil and Gas Law Committee focuses on issues including exploration and production for all forms of hydrocarbons; onshore and offshore oil and gas; joint Operating Agreements and other usual contracts used by the industry; financing and insurance among others.

About the Committee

The Oil and Gas Law Committee focuses on issues such as:

  • Exploration and production for all forms of hydrocarbons
  • Onshore and offshore oil and gas
  • Joint Operating Agreements and other usual contracts used by the industry
  • Financing and insurance
  • Comparative tax regimes
  • State participation and national oil companies
  • Trans-national pipelines storage and refining
  • Sales and shipping agreements
  • Alternative dispute resolutions
  • Exploration and production
  • Licensing, PSA, other regimes
  • Downstream issues
  • Oil and Gas trade and marketing
  • Natural Gas Transportation and Distribution
  • LNG chain
  • Hydrocarbons regulatory bodies and agencies

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

The Future is Form: AIEN and IBA Launch Joint Collaboration on New Model Clauses for a Successful Energy Transition

The Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN) and the International Bar Association’s Oil and Gas Law Committee (IBA-OGC) announce the launch of the joint project to develop Energy Transition Model Clauses.

The project will deliver model clauses that will be standard contractual provisions the oil and gas industry can rely on to implement their emissions reductions and decarbonization goals and that will help enable an energy transition that is timely, just, sustainable, and efficient.

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Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law

Published quarterly, the Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law (JERL) is the journal of the SEERIL. Featuring contributions written by some of the finest academic minds and most successful practitioners in this area of study, JERL is a highly respected journal committed to reflecting contemporary issues that face the energy and natural resources sectors.


The short to medium-term outlook of Ghana’s oil and gas industry considering: government policy, existing legislation, and scheduled or anticipated legislation

The discovery of significant hydrocarbon reserves in 2007 heralded a new era for Ghana’s economic fabric. As the oil and gas industry wove its narrative into Ghana’s development story, there is a need to understand the intertwined dynamics of government policy, existing legislation, and potential legislative shifts. This article delves deep into the short-to-medium term landscape of the oil and gas industry and concludes with insights into an aim to secure a sustainable future for Ghana’s oil and gas industry.

Released on Oct 02, 2023

The effect of the energy transition on the oil and gas industry in Ghana

Ghana is heavily reliant on its hydrocarbon resources for generating income. While there is continuing demand for energy resources, there is also a call for reductions in emissions and the petroleum sector is under pressure to clarify how energy transitions will affect its activities and organisational frameworks, as well as explain the ways in which it can contribute to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. This transition to renewable sources has an impact on the petroleum market in Ghana as the landscape for oil and gas companies has profoundly shifted due to the countries and international organisations establishing climate change obligations. The effect of the transition is however yet to be greatly felt within the jurisdiction as hydrocarbons remain a major focus.

Released on Oct 02, 2023

Regulating the flow: competition law and oil and gas transfers in Angola

The introduction of the competition framework is reshaping how oil and gas transactions are operated in Angola. Although recent practice by the Angolan Competition Authority appears to be consistent, a formal position can help to bring clarity. Parties should adjust completion conditions accordingly to strike the right balance between execution and compliance risks.

Released on Oct 02, 2023

The energy transition in Italy

Energy transition is a high priority on the European Union’s agenda. It has led to Italy introducing a radical reform to its energy supply system. This has taken place in the threefold political and regulatory direction of maximising the use of renewable energy sources, increasing domestic natural gas production and reducing the use of hydrocarbons.

Released on Oct 02, 2023


The IBA Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) normally offers a scholarship each year for a young lawyer, who would not normally be able to owing to financial constraints, to attend the IBA Annual Conference. Scholarship details are available here.

The IBA SEERIL, together with its Academic Advisory Group (AAG), are delighted to announce that they are again accepting applications from students requiring funding for advanced studies or research in the fields of energy and natural resources law. The scholarships and research grants, up to a total of £18,000 a year, and is open to students at any institution where at least one member of the faculty is an IBA/SEERIL member.

Subcommittees and other groups

The Oil and Gas Law Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • United Kingdom Energy Lawyers Group

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