Special Institute on

The Law of Fracking: Federal, State, and Local Regulation of Modern Oil & Gas Development

Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have transformed the U.S. oil & gas industry by allowing oil and gas production from previously uneconomical formations. While production is at an all-time high, this renaissance comes with a host of new technical, legal, and environmental issues for oil and gas professionals to master. Our expert faculty will address a range of new and novel issues, including:

  • Liability for trespass when fractures cross subsurface property lines
  • Use of agreements as an alternative to regulation or litigation
  • Practical tips for drafting service contracts and master service agreements
  • Expert and evidentiary issues when plaintiffs allege personal injuries or property damage
  • How agreements drafted for vertical wells may be inadequate for fracking and horizontal laterals
  • Environmental challenges and local government efforts to regulate or prohibit oil & gas operations
  • Takings claims from actual or effective bans on hydraulic fracturing or other oil & gas activity
  • Technical aspects and innovations for non-engineers
  • Preemption of local regulations by state law

This program will be invaluable for new and experienced lawyers, landmen, corporate managers, communications personnel, government officials, non-government organization personnel, and others interested in the law and regulation of hydraulic fracturing and related activities.


American Association of Professional Landmen

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation

Continuing Education Credit

CLE Credit: This course consists of approximately 11.5 hours of continuing education, including 1 hour of ethics. You must let us know, at least 45 days in advance of the conference, the states or organizations for which you will need credit (see registration form). Credit hours for states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Foundation conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states and Canadian provinces, and various professional organizations upon request. Attorneys from certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. The Foundation is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

CPE Credit: NASBA has indicated that if an individual reviews a program and feels that it is relevant to their CPA practice, they can consult with their state accountancy board to request that the course be approved.  CPE approval is state-by-state.

Earlybird Discount

Cutoff date for discounted registration fees: January 11, 2019