Certificate in Oil & Gas Law

Course Overview

The Certificate in Oil and Gas Law provides for comprehensive and practical insights into Oil & Gas law. This course is curated to boost your comprehension of the legal and commercial structures supporting upstream, midstream and downstream activities in the oil and gas industry. Analyse key petroleum agreements relating to exploration, development and marketing of oil and gas.

Course participants will be given an overall understanding of general principles of oil and gas by prominent legal experts and experienced professionals with hands-on knowledge with comprehensive and updated materials, case studies and Q&A sessions. You will also have an opportunity to engage with the trainers to explore this dynamic area of law and put you at the forefront of developments in the Oil & Gas Industry.

Learning Outcomes

  • CHART your career path in oil & gas
  • ACQUIRE new skill sets
  • IMPROVE your career options 
  • UNDERSTAND how to become an oil and gas professional
  • GIVE yourself a competitive edge

About ALA Academy

ALA is a professional development arm of Brickfields Asia College and primarily focuses on bridging the gap between a formal legal education and what is required from the legal industry. We seek to provide an avenue where law students and aspiring legal practitioners can equip themselves with the necessary skill sets upon setting foot into the legal industry. ALA collaborates with industry professionals to provide focused and practical programmes ranging from more advanced and in-depth Pro-Plus courses to Bootcamps, Masterclasses, Advocacy Prep Sessions, Workshops, Webinars and Career Fairs which are directed more towards budding law students and young practitioners. Additionally, we also run the ALA Value Add Course that are conducted year-round for students.

All ALA courses will be awarded by Brickfields Asia College 

About Brickfields Asia College

BAC has been offering top quality tertiary education since 1991 and has a proven track record of producing excellent results for our various programs. Our students have consistently won top globally-recognised academic awards for the subjects of Business and Law.

Who should attend:

  • Legal practitioners
  • In-house counsel
  • Oil & gas engineers
  • Mediators and arbitrators of oil & gas disputes
  • Professionals who are involved in the oil & gas industry
  • Members of the public interested in this area of law
  • Participants are also required to bring along their laptops during this course. (Please avoid bringing work laptops that may limit your access to external domains)

Course Modules

  • Fundamentals of Oil & Gas
  • Midstream & Downstream Operations
  • Agreements for Offshore Designs
  • Indemnity Exclusions & Stabilization
  • Host Government Upstream (Exploration & Production) Agreements
  • Joint Operation Agreements
  • Critical Issues in Upstream Agreements - Part 1
  • Critical Issues in Upstream Agreements - Part 2

Thavakumar Kandiahpillai

General Counsel

Thavakumar obtained his LLB (Honours) from the University of London in 1989, and was admitted to the English Bar at Middle Temple. He went on to obtain his LLM from the University of London and was additionally admitted to the Malaysian Bar, subsequently becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Thavakumar practiced in Kuala Lumpur as an Advocate & Solicitor becoming a partner in 1998. Thavakumar joined Shell Malaysia in KL in 2000 and served 12 years, during which time he held various positions including General Counsel of Shell Malaysia, leading a team of up to 26 lawyers. He was elected President of the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association in 2011. In 2012, he joined Sapura Kencana Petroleum Berhad as VP Legal Affairs and in 2015 he also took on the responsibility of being Head of Group Legal.

Primila Edward

Principal Legal Consultant Straits, Consulting Group

Primila has considerable experience in the Oil & Gas, Construction, and Maritime industries, gaining extensive experience in the areas of advisory, negotiations, contract drafting, and cross-border transactions, from her previous work as in-house counsel to major companies such as Bumi Armada Berhad, Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Berhad, and Hoang Long Joint Operating Company Vietnam.

She now heads the Straits Consulting Group as their Principal Legal Consultant, providing industry-specific legal consultancy services for transactional and advisory work in civil and common law jurisdictions across the globe, namely England, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Italy, France, and Brazil.

She also acted as Hon. Immediate Past President of Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association from 2009 – 2011, and was awarded Shipping Lawyer of the Year of Malaysia, by Corporate International Magazine, UK 

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