As with all negotiations, understanding the interests and motivations of the other party is the key to effective negotiation and the proper structuring of a complete business. If you know this, you can also understand the other party`s best alternative to the negotiated agreement. You can better assess how far the other party will be willing to give and take in negotiating the terms of the farmout agreement. Here are the most common interests that motivate Farmors and Farmees. In my experience, even when I was in the heavy construction industry, he made negotiations much easier to know what the other party really was. As a general rule, each party has at least one or two conditions under which it insists on being included in the agreement. The identification of these requirements avoids unnecessary delays and ensures that the agreement does not disintegrate. Other reasons to identify the motivations of each party are: a farmout agreement is an agreement with an owner of working interests (“Farmor”) under which the farmor undertakes to entrust work interests to the farm in exchange for certain contractual services. Typically, these services include drilling a well to a certain depth, at a given location, within a certain period of time, and it is usually stipulated that the well must receive commercial production. Once this contractual service had been carried out, the farm would have “deserved” a contract.