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James C. Harris JD

Executive Consultant / Due Diligence Team Lead

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James Harris has more than 25 years’ experience as a senior international oil and gas professional with extensive experience in international and domestic exploration and production, business development and market expansion and joint ventures and strategic alliances. James is a commercial negotiator and contract specialist experienced in international transactions. He is an international mediator for dispute resolution between industry and foreign governments. James has operational experience as country manager for a public company’s North Africa operations with responsibilities for local staff, government relations and multi-million-dollar E&P budget. Comprehensive knowledge of foreign governments, licensing, start-up policies and procedures. Conducted extensive business in Europe, Middle East, South America, Indian subcontinent, Africa and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Effective communicator and presenter at both internal and external speaking opportunities, including the Middle East Oil and Gas Conference.

EDUCATION

Doctorate of Jurisprudence – Oil and Gas Law, International and Transactional Law, Real Estate Law

University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Arts – Government, Cum Laude

Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas

Licensed Attorney, State of Texas

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member: State Bar of Texas: International Law Section; Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Section; Real Estate Section

Member: Dallas Bar Association – International Law and Oil and Gas Sections

Member: Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); American Association of Professional Landmen and Member of Middle East, Mediterranean, and Africa Industry

 

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