The three main instruments of oil and gas development have been and remain oil and gaspard, the joint exploitation agreement and the farmout agreement. Of the three, the lease is by far the oldest,1 and has received most of the analysis from commentators and courts. However, as Professor John Lowe points out in his detailed article on farmout2, oil and gas farmout has become almost as important as oil and gas leases since the end of World War II. He believes that this is partly a response to the increasing risks and costs of deeper drilling and the proliferation of small oil companies that are afraid to do business with their big brothers.3 This article will define a farmout agreement, re-examine the basis of its structure (the parties` objectives and existing tax legislation) and identify its main features. Then, some issues related to farmouts will be addressed, with a focus on the most recent cases. Finally, it will take into account the evolution of the f in the oil and gas industry, a farmout agreement is an agreement concluded by the owner of one or more mineral leases, called “Farmor”, and by another who wishes to acquire a percentage of the ownership of this lease or leases in return for the provision of services. the “Farmeee”. The typical service described in the Farmout agreements is the drilling of one or more oil and/or gas drills. A farmout agreement is different from a traditional transaction between two oil and gas leasing companies, since the main consideration is the provision of services and not the mere exchange of money.  Farmout agreements generally provide that the farmor assigns to the farm the defined level of interest for leases when the farm is ready: (1) drilling for oil and/or gas drilling at the defined depth or formation or (2) drilling for oil and/or gas drilling and achieving commercially viable levels of production.  The Farmout agreements are the second most negotiated agreements in the oil and gas industry after the lease of oil and gas.  For the farm, one of the reasons for entering into a farmout agreement is the acquisition of production, the sharing of risks and the obtaining of geological information. Farms often enter into farmout agreements to obtain a surface position, because they have to use unused personnel or share risks, or because they want geological information.
 A farmout contract differs from its sister contract, the Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA), in that PSA concerns an exchange of money or debt for the immediate transfer of assets, while the Farmout contract concerns an exchange of services for an asset transfer. . . .