Nigeria has one of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves. It is also one of the most challenging environments to do business. In spite of the challenges, exploration and development of crude oil as well as utilisation of natural gas is increasing.
This Masterclass will provide an overview of the law and regulation of the Nigerian oil and gas industry and its impact on exploration and production as well as acquisition and divestment of upstream assets.

To achieve this, there shall be analysis of the various key legal issues in the Nigerian oil and gas industry including but not limited to the Nigerian Petroleum Act and its regulations; statutory and contracting issues related to the operation, acquisition and divestment of upstream assets, challenges to upstream acquisitions and divestments, the Nigerian petroleum fiscal regime, Natural Gas issues, the development of the Local Content Policy and the impact of the new Local Content Law on petroleum operations and the Petroleum Industry Bill which seeks to consolidate and overhaul current existing petroleum laws.

Why You Should Attend

  • Discover key elements of the legal and regulatory framework of the Nigerian oil and gas industry
  • To understand the various contracting structures operating in the industry
  • Discover the mechanisms of the applicable Regime
  • To understand how to structure acquisitions and divestments of upstream assets
  • Gain understanding of the new Local Content Act
  • Learn about proposed changes to the industry under the Petroleum Industry Bill

About the Masterclass Leader

The Masterclass will be led by Dayo Okusami. He is a Partner in the Energy and Projects practice group at the Nigerian law firm, TEMPLARS.   He has broad experience advising international clients on the Nigerian energy Sector with a focus on advising upstream acquisitions and divestments and compliance counseling to upstream and service companies in the industry.
He regularly advises on the Nigerian Local Content Policy and its implication on multinationals operating in Nigeria as well as the interpretation of fiscal regimes applicable to oil and gas transactions in Nigeria.
Dayo acts as an instructor for an international training course on Nigerian Oil and Gas law and is a regular speaker at international conferences on the Nigerian energy sector.  

About the Organisation

Templars is a full service law firm with the know how to provide innovative business solutions for clients with diverse needs. With offices in the commercial cities of Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Uyo, Templars is strategically placed to offer top quality legal services to our clients in the major economic hubs of the country in addition to being one of the largest commercial law firms in terms of geographic spread and staff size.
Recognised as a leading law firm in Nigeria, Templars has unparalleled experience in day to day compliance counseling as well as sophisticated energy transactions. The firm’s energy practice is listed in the top tier of every major ranking of legal advisers in the Nigerian energy sector.   



Masterclass programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Ownership and Regulation of Petroleum Rights in Nigeria

9:30 Contractual Arrangements in Nigeria

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Fiscal Regime

11:30 Natural Gas

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 Acquisition of Upstream Assets in Nigeria

14:00 Local Content in Nigeria

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:15 Petroleum Industry Bill

16:00 Close of Masterclass


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