Book (free): Oil Contracts – How to Read and Understand them
The first book about oil contracts for non-experts,
“Oil Contracts – How to Read and Understand them” –
is published, download the pdf (free) here:
http://openoil.net/contracts-booksprint/ (12 mb, 226 pages)
In October 2012, OpenOil* gathered a group of world class oil
experts and professionals to jointly write a book which explains
how to read the contracts which govern the industry.
Borrowing a crash production technique known as a “book sprint”
facilited by Sourcefabric, the group produced “Oil Contracts- how
to read and understand them” in just one week.
* OpenOil is an energy consultancy and publishing house based in
Berlin. We are a transparency business, seeking market-driven
solutions which produce better outcomes from the oil and gas industry
for the people of producing nations.
It was written in a five-day booksprint by a group of corporate
lawyers, government negotiators and development specialists.
The writers of this book are: Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency
International and founding chair of EITI; Cindy Kroon from the World
Bank Institute; Herbert M’cleod from Sierra Leone; Susan Maples,
Office of the Legal Adviser to Liberian President Ellen Johnson
Sirleaf; Nurlan Mustafayev from the legal affairs department at
SOCAR, Azerbaijan’s state oil company; Jay Park, a lawyer from
Norton Rose; Geoff Peters; Nadine Stiller from the German agency
for international cooperation GIZ; Lynn Turyatemba from the NGO
International Alert in Uganda; Johnny West, founder of the
OpenOil consultancy; and Sebastian Winkler, Director Europe for
Global Footprint Network.
All work on the book was pro bono or mandated by the
organisations the authors work for.