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February 21, 2014 15:44 ET

Hear From Pacific Drilling, Halliburton and Fluor at the Upcoming 4th Upstream Oil & Gas Contract Management Conference

Three-Day Conference Address Issues and Challenges Tied to Managing and Enforcing Robust Contracts to Mitigate Risk and Liabilities

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2014) - marcus evans, a business to business conference provider, will host the 4th Upstream Oil & Gas Contract Management Conference, March 4-6, 2014 at the Doubletree Houston Greenway Plaza. Attendees will hear from 21 industry leaders as they share best practices and strategies in upstream contract management.

Given that legal contracts signify one of the largest areas of risk for an organization with the Upstream Oil & Gas industry, Operators and Contractors/Service Providers have made contract management a high priority. Due to the global challenge of potential risks and liabilities in drafting contracts, in addition to making contract renewals and negotiations, companies must ensure robust management of all contracts. Delegates at this marcus evans conference will address the challenges that may affect a contract's success due to the perilous and potentially dangerous operating environments in the E&P field. Through analyzing effective contract assembly to ensuring that contractual obligations are met, this conference will bring together contract specialists and legal counsel dealing with contracts to overcome pressing issues facing upstream oil and gas contract management.

Key speakers at the event include:

  • Kinga Doris, VP and General Counsel, Pacific Drilling
  • John E. Deering, U.S Regional Counsel, Halliburton Law Department
  • Olga Machrone, Senior Contracts Manager, Fluor
  • Sean Johnson, Senior Counsel - Corporate Technology Control officer, Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. Inc.
  • Julie Rifaat, Senior Counsel and Chief Counsel, Oil and Gas, KBR


  • Two Pre-Conference Workshops on March 4th
    • Workshop A: "Develop an Advanced Strategy when Negotiating Contract Agreements"
    • Workshop B: "Minimize Risk and Establish Control Throughout the Contract Lifecycle"
  • Day One Key Sessions, March 5th
    • Dissecting the current industry and regulatory environment
    • Investigating key considerations before entering a contract
  • Day Two Key Sessions, March 6th:
    • Ensuring control and better compliance throughout the contract lifecycle
    • Examining clauses within legal contracts

For more information on this conference or to get a complete list of speakers, sessions or past attendees, visit or contact Michelle Thomas at or 312-540-3000 ext. 6491.

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Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Michelle Thomas
    Marketing/PR Coordinator
    marcus evans
    455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., 9th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 540-3000 ext. 6491