India: Developing a Regulatory and Fiscal Regime Conducive to Foreign Investment in Exploration and Production

November 7, 2011 - November 11, 2011

CLDP, in close coordination with the State Department’s Bureau of Energy, conducted shale gas consultations in the US for a delegation of key officials from the Government of India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) November 7-11, 2011.  The participants spent the first two days in Washington D.C. having exchanges with USG energy related agencies such as the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the State Department’s Bureau of Energy, USGS, DOI, DOE, EPA and the Energy Information Administration. CLDP also accompanied the delegation to Dallas, Texas for meetings with the shale gas private sector and state and local regulatory agencies to observe new technologies related to shale gas E&P and to discuss international best practices in creating a regulatory, legal and fiscal regime for shale gas development.  This program will help the MoPNG as it proceeds in selecting blocks for the 2012 shale gas bid rounds and creating their own regulatory, legal and fiscal regime for shale gas development.  CLDP and the MoPNG will be having further discussions in the near term to discuss additional technical assistance that may be requested by the MoPNG. 

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

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