Special Institute on

Oil & Gas Mineral Title Examination

The natural resources industry continues to experience a workforce influx of those handling mineral titles. Complementing and updating eight previous title examination institutes, this program will provide the basics for attendees newer to mineral title examination, and a good review for those already in the business.

Our expert faculty will address why an opinion is necessary, the role of landmen and others in developing an opinion, some key considerations in examining title, what to cover, where to obtain the data, and how to use the information in an opinion. The program addresses the role of title examination in upstream and midstream transactions; real property and ownership principles; state title standards; title underlying roads, rights-of-ways, and other strips of land; curative documents; federal and Indian lands; title due diligence for midstream and upstream transactions; and the practical elements associated with each. Although intended to provide the fundamentals of mineral title examination, experienced attorneys, landmen, support staff, and others involved in title examination will benefit from the comprehensive refresher and the more esoteric topics sprinkled throughout the program.

Course materials are available in hard copy and digital formats if you are unable to attend. 

Continuing Education Credit

CLE Credit: This course consists of approximately 13.3 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, except Nevada, 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:  September 4, 2019