Unconventional Regulations for Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons in Colombia

April 16, 2018 - April 17, 2018

CLDP organized a two-day Regulating the Exploration and Production of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources  Workshop on April 16 and 17 in Bogota, Colombia for approximately 40 officials from key agencies overseeing oil and gas development in Colombia. Five experts from the United States presented on regulations including Directors from the Bureau of Oil and Gas Planning and Program Management at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, a Member of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board and a retired Engineering Manager at Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The 40 Colombian participants who attended were from: the Ministry of Mining and Energy, the Ministry of Environment, the Environmental Licensing Authority, the Ministry of Energy and Mining and the Colombian Geological Survey, and the regional environmental authorities of Santander and Cesar. This program was the first workshop of CLDP's 2-year technical assistance engagement on unconventional oil and gas development agreed in January (the Unconventional Technical Assistance Engagement), and followed CLDP's consultations in Bogota in March of this year.

CLDP in Action

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

On July 20, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Georgian Copyright Association (GCA) and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, “Sakpatenti,” conducted a one-day training for 27 Georgian journalists and other representatives of the media in Batumi, Georgia. Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Oliver Schön of the District Court of Munich led the training and provided a general overview of intellectual property law, highlighting recent trends and developments in the U.S. and the E.U. 

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