Oil & Gas Joint Operations and the New AAPL Form 610-2015 Model Form Operating Agreement

The 14th in the Foundation’s highly successful Oil and Gas Agreements series, this Special Institute provides an update and reprise of our 2016 Special Institute on what is perhaps the most common contractual arrangement among business participants in the upstream oil and gas industry—the operating agreement. In cooperation with AAPL and COPAS, this two-day course will review myriad aspects of the joint operation of petroleum properties, with a focus on AAPL’s new Form 610-2015 Model Form Operating Agreement.

Form 610 is widely used in the onshore domestic petroleum industry to govern the relationship among owners of interests for the exploration and development of oil and gas resources. In 2016, AAPL released the new, fully revised Form 610—the first in 27 years. Our distinguished speakers will include members of AAPL’s drafting committee, academics with special expertise in oil and gas law, and professionals with extensive experience in land management, insurance, tax, and accounting. Course materials include detailed papers by our speakers, and a forms supplement.

Over 400 people attended this institute in Houston, and we are bringing the course to Denver by popular demand. Both experienced lawyers and landmen and those relatively new to the practice will benefit from this important and timely institute.

Continuing Education Credit

This course consists of approximately 14 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, the AAPL, and various professional organizations. Attorneys from certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. The Foundation is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

Earlybird Discount

Cutoff date for discounted registration fees: November 16, 2017