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The E&P Technical Services Contract (CON08)


    Operators and main contractors are contracting/sub-contracting a wide range of their activities. The Service Contract is the tool for controlling the efficiency of the Contractor.

    This course allows all stakeholders involved (company, contractors, sub-contractors) to better understand the contractual relationship, their rights and obligations, and gives a detailed review of the contract and its main features. It reviews the whole contractor selection process from the pre-qualification stage to the award of the Contract.

    The course focuses on the services contracts put in place for supporting a drilling campaign: rig contracts, drilling services contracts, logistic support contracts and covers all specificities of the various contracts.

    Course Level: Advanced
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor: Paul Adrian

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A contract engineer, contract administrator or any other stakeholder involved in the relationship between the company and the contractors of a service contract
    • A "Contracts Owners" of service contracts from technical departments

    How we build your confidence

    • This course will give you a strong theoretical background through a solid and meticulous documentation, which you will be able to use in your working position as a reference
    • The course will also make extensive use of case studies and exercises
    • When appropriate, videos will complete and support the theory

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • A drilling campaign Contractual Strategy
    • The full Call For Tender process and its various forms and the bid evaluation process
    • The standard technical services contract and its main clauses in terms of performance of the service and financial conditions, such as: remuneration principles, liabilities, insurances and legal clauses.
    • The specificities of some services contract: rig, marine, air support and the regular frameworks.
    • How to optimize the value and execution of the contract through a balanced and win-win relationship between operator and contractor


    Exploration Phase
    • Geology - Geophysics
    • Drilling operations

    The Contractual Strategy
    • Sustainable Contracting - Compliance - Ethics:
    • Legal Framework
    • Local Content
    • Definition of the Contractual Strategy

    Call for Tender
    • Prequalification
    • Competitive CFT
      - Rules & framework
      - Preparation & guidelines
      - CFT document preparation
    • Other types of CFT

    Bid Analysis and Contractor Selection
    • Technical Evaluation and Clarifications
    • Commercial Evaluation and Clarifications
    • Bid Comparison and Final Recommendation

    Typical Contract Conditions
    • General
      - Status of the parties
      - Assignment
      - Sub-contractor.
    • Performance of the contract
    • Financial conditions
    • Liabilities and insurances
    • Legal clauses

    Specific Contract conditions
    • Rig and drilling services contract
    • Support vessel contract
    • Air support contract



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