Law, Finance, and Science of Global Energy Transactions

Class Unique: 28570

Although not its official name, this class might be most appropriately called: Analyzing and Participating in a Petroleum Bid Round and Preparing an Exploration Plan. The class is open by application to students enrolled in the McComb’s School of Business MBA program, the Jackson School of Geosciences Master’s Program in Earth Sciences, and to JD and international LLM students in the School of Law. The students will work in teams of four, one from McCombs, one from Jackson, one JD student from Law, and one LLM student from law. The students will learn how to evaluate geologic information made available in a bid round package, analyze the fiscal terms offered by the government, analyze the legal regime, and determine and quantify the risks associated with an investment. Each team will prepare a written report that evaluates risk and designs and proposes a competitive bid, including an exploration plan. Each team also orally presents its report to a team of professors/guest experts who will play the role of an oil company board of directors.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Wednesday 3:45 - 6:35 pm TNH 3.124
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory


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