Statements of Principles

I. General Introduction.
  1. Ethical Conduct in Negotiation
    Follow this link to a members only page to download IAGC's Legal Opinion supporting this SOP.
II. Contracting for Geophysical Services.
 
  1. Interference by Local Population
  2. Force Majeure
  3. Indemnities – Exclusion Zones
  4. Insurance
  5. Liabilities & Indemnities
  6. Marine Mammals
  7. Rights of First Refusal
  8. Termination
  9. Third Party Direct Action
  10. Weather Downtime
  11. Standby Permitting Delays
  12. Intellectual Property
  13. E-Commerce Bidding Procedures
  14. Security of Seismic Operations
Appendix A:  Letter of Award
Appendix B:  Non-Exhaustive List of Stand-By Events
 

Appendix:

  1. Confidentiality of Data
  2. Disclosure of Data to Third Parties
  3. Transfer Fees
  4. E-Commerce
  5. Amortization Policies
  6. Code of Practice
 
Note to readers: If you suspect unethical behavior or business practices, please refer to the IAGC Principle on Ethical Negotiations and Conduct. For more information on the licensing of non-exclusive geophysical data, consult the IAGC Model Geophysical Data-Use License publication, or contact our office in Houston.
 

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