The AAPL Contract Center offers unlimited access to all AAPL contracts, agreements and forms, allowing a secure online forum for seamless interaction and negotiation with customers. The Contract Center offers subscribers the ability to accept forms to reflect unique business transactions. The Contract Center not only allows online cooperation, which avoids emails, but also discounts for non-member companies. The best part is that access is possible from any computer or mobile device. It is important that once you have purchased and downloaded your JOA form, you carefully read the instructions (especially the “revision balloon settings”) before working with the program. It might seem a little ridiculous to have all these editing balloons that would stand out on the side of the deal when you send it. You should also make sure that the text is entirely in black, unlike the standard colors of MS Word for the edited text. Before 1956, there was no real modeling agreement. The parties to joint transactions had to enter into their own agreements to regulate the way an oil property was managed, which must have caused confusion and, in many cases, legal action.

It was found that a standardized form was necessary and that the 1956 modelling agreement was born. It was not until 1977 that the form was significantly revised. Although the 1977 JOA was subject to significant revisions, a new revision took place in 1982 and remains widespread throughout the sector. The last revision of the agreement was carried out in 1989, notably to include better bankruptcy protection (consequence of bankruptcy in the 1980s) and a strengthening of the operator`s language (“good thing” as opposed to “serious negligence”). It is rumoured that the AAPL is currently working on a new overhaul to better cope with the current horizontal drilling boom. Keep an eye here, or at the AAPL for news of its publication. The AAPL offers models often used by land professionals who practice agricultural work. Some forms are available for download, others require an annual subscription to the AAPL contract centre. All non-subscriber forms are available to AAPL members at the end of this website as soon as they are connected to the site. A new joint enterprise agreement was concluded for two main reasons: changes in industry practice and recent court decisions, particularly in Texas.

A change to the notification process has been introduced to detect the use of emails in business transactions. The 1989 version of Form AAPL 610 could not predict these changes and was unable to take into account in advance some of the legal challenges that emerged during the industry`s maturity. In the absence of an updated joint enterprise agreement containing definitions and clarifications, landowners, operators and landowners could create unequal competitive conditions that do not take into account current practices. The AAPL 610 model agreement is by far the most common enterprise agreement commonly used in the oil and gas industry, so any other proposed joint enterprise agreement should, in my view, be immediately suspect. To fully understand the modern model of the oil and gas agreement, it helps to know a little about the history of the form, the common annexes, the things that should be paid attention to, as well as the standard practices used to work with it. To begin the forms on the hard drive, I recommend that you obtain the following forms: the 1982 Joint Enterprise Agreement, the 1989 Joint Enterprise Agreement, the Registration Supplement, the Gas Compensation Agreement (JOA610E) and COPAS 2005.