Contract Room is a software tool that uses the latest technologies to enable subscribers to modify and access AAPL model agreements. Draft contracts can be shared with collaborators and counterparties. No subscription is required if the subscriber invites “negotiating guests” to online cooperation. Not ready to take the plunge of online cooperation yet? Subscribers can continue to prepare their contracts with the tool, download the contract in PDF format and distribute them to employees and counterparties. Data security is a top priority for AAPL and Contract Room. Learn more about Contract Room`s security features. Oil and gas companies that jointly carry out a joint mission of research, development and use of rental properties in clustered growing areas or in several regions must use a joint enterprise agreement as the underlying contractual framework of their joint venture. The parties to the JOA can be classified as both: the American Association of Professional Countries (AAPL) has just published a major update of its joint enterprise agreement for the model form. This document serves as a key contract to define the operational framework and rights and responsibilities between the parties to the development of oil and gas companies. The provisions of the new JOA 610-2015 form and its differences from previous agreements are essential for operators, non-operators and investors. The operator is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the field. This is usually a single party with the greatest interest in the agreement. However, it is not uncommon for a designated operator to have a minority in the agreement.

Although the operator is entitled to full control over the operation, it is generally not paid. The operator`s main task is to carefully plan activities to increase the profitability of operations. However, it is not responsible for production or revenue losses resulting from its decisions, except in cases of gross negligence and/or intentional misconduct. The main risk of entering into a joint enterprise agreement occurs when a co-tenant does not fully understand the agreement. An example from the Landman blog provides an example of what can happen if a co-tenant has not performed due diligence before signing. We invented company names to facilitate the prosecution. As the name suggests, other parts of the operator are considered “non-operator.” The non-operator`s primary duty is to answer all cash calls, as required by the process. Non-operators are part of the Joint Enterprise Committee (JOC) that oversees the operator`s activities. The voting rights of operators and non-operators within the YCW refer to their participation in the JOA.

He discussed “the creation of a joint management committee to include investments, operating costs, control and monitoring of exploration and development activities. This is largely similar to the Executive Management Committee in THE COMITÉS (or the JOA Works Council). Second, the P.A. also called for the creation of a business committee to carry out and coordinate oil operations. The competence of the works council in the P.A. is similar to that of the operator in the JVCs and the Olympics. Statistics show that 37% of oil and gas companies have considered or are considering having an AYA.