Ms. Rampaul is a petroleum lawyer with ten years experience in the field. She has attained a Masters degree in Petroleum Law and Policy with distinction from the University of Dundee. She has lectured International Petroleum Law to students from various American law schools at a study abroad programme in Egypt with Seton Hall University School of Law and lectured Contract Law to ACCA students in Trinidad. She has been involved in the negotiation of a number of contracts including licences, joint venture and farmout agreements and is currently the Contract Manager in the Commercial Evaluation Unit at the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries in Trinidad and Tobago. The opinions reflected in her articles are her own and should in no way be construed to reflect the opinion of her employers.