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As one of its main objectives, AIEN (formerly AIPN) provides the highest quality services to its members to enhance their career growth and development by offering conferences, workshops, webinars and various other educational programs. AIEN hosts major professional conferences annually, featuring seasoned speakers who offer insight into emerging trends and issues impacting international negotiators and the industry at large. These events also provide enjoyable forums for networking and socializing.

International Energy Summit (formerly International Petroleum Summit)

The International Energy Summit (IES), formerly known as the International Petroleum Summit (IPS),  is AIEN’s annual marquee conference, featuring maximized networking opportunities as well as a highly interactive program. Members and non-members benefit from prominent keynote speakers offering updates on the latest global and regional industry developments, recent project case studies, sessions that strengthen negotiation and other commercial skills, and pre-conference workshops that promote professional growth and development.

The 2024 IES will be held June 11 - 13 in Bangkok, Thailand. Register online here!

Dispute Resolution Conference

AIEN co-hosts an annual event on Dispute Resolution/International Arbitration. The program comprises leading advocates, counsel, experts and arbitrators in the energy field who provide speeches, presentations, interviews, round-table discussions and Q&A’s in an interactive and interesting format.

Workshops & Educational Courses

Additionally, AIEN hosts annual workshops and educational courses in various international locations. These are comprehensive courses taught by expert faculty and focus on various contract and negotiating topics.

International Oil & Gas Contracts and Negotiations Core Course

This is a comprehensive 5-day course on key upstream and midstream oil and gas issues and agreements that are important to new entrants into the industry as well as experienced persons.

Model Contracts Workshop

This interactive workshop is taught by a faculty of industry experts in which participants become more familiar with the structure and uses of AIEN’s renowned model contracts. It also sparks discussion and debate among experts from multinational companies and host governments, which contribute to the development and improvement of these contracts.

International Energy Law, Contracts and Negotiations “Short Course”

Co-hosted each year with the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Institute for Energy Law, this course has become the standard training ground for energy negotiators. One week is focused on upstream issues and a second week on midstream issues.

Negotiation Skills Workshop

This hands-on workshop focuses on commercial and cultural issues and other matters that affect how negotiators practice their craft on the ground in host countries. It is specifically designed to assist individuals relatively new to commercial negotiations on the international side of the E&P industry, but is also a fantastic refresher for more senior negotiators seeking to sharpen their negotiating skills.

Economics & Valuation Workshop

This workshop is designed for a broad audience of upstream oil and gas professionals interested in understanding petroleum economics and uncertainty analysis. After completion, attendees will have an in-depth understanding of deterministic and probabilistic project valuation methods, risk management and fiscal system design.


Online Learning

AIEN now offers more online learning options!

AIEN University

AIEN University (AIEN U) is an initiative designed to extend the reach of AIEN’s educational programming by providing online courses that teach fundamental skills for the petroleum negotiator. Through an online platform, members around the globe can have access to these educational lectures. Build your knowledge with on-demand sessions that cover a wide range of fiscal, technical, contractual, and social topics, taught by subject matter experts.

AIEN also offers on-demand webinars on topics of interest to the international petroleum negotiator. Most offer CLE credits and will always be free for members.