Oil & Gas Law Short Course

The Oil and Gas Law Short Course presents the fundamentals of, and practical training in, important areas of oil and gas law, leasing, contracting, conveyancing, regulation, and practice. The primary focus of this course is U.S. state law and regulation. The faculty consists of leading law professors and oil and gas practitioners, this year led by Jacqueline L. Weaver, the A.A. White Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center.

Lectures and workshops will cover: exploration and production operations; ownership, capture, and correlative rights; conservation regulation; oil and gas leases – function and classification, defining what is granted, and duration of the grant; implied covenants; royalties; dvision orders; drilling contracts; pooling and unitization; local regulation; split estates; environmental regulations; common interests; joint operating agreements; farmout agreements; marketing; ethical issues; and taxation.

For planning purposes, the co-sponsors plan to alternate this course between Colorado and Texas, with the 2018 course to be offered in Houston.

Continuing Education Credit

32.5 hours of instruction, including 2.25 hours of ethics. 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, NADOA and NALTA, and other 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: September 12, 2017

Course Materials

The classroom presentations will be supplemented by extensive written materials that will be distributed at the start of the program.

Conference Co-Sponsors 

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN MINERAL LAW FOUNDATION (RMMLF), established in 1955 as a nonprofit corporation, is an international educational organization dedicated to the study of the legal systems and issues affecting mineral, public lands, and water resources. The Foundation is a cooperative project of law schools, bar associations, and industry associations, and sponsors numerous programs on mining, oil and gas, and natural resource law issues. RMMLF, 9191 Sheridan Blvd. Ste. 203, Westminster, CO 80031, tel 303-321-8100, fax 303-321-7657, info@rmmlf.orgwww.rmmlf.org.

THE INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY LAW (IEL) provides advanced education for lawyers and other professionals in the energy industry through educational programs, scholarly publications, and membership activities. It counts among its membership many of the world’s leading energy companies and attorneys. The IEL is a division of The Center for American and International Law (CAIL), a nonprofit organization which since 1947 has served lawyers and law enforcement officials from over 131 countries. IEL, 5201 Democracy Drive, Plano, TX 75024, tel 972-244-3400, fax 972-244-3401, iel@cailaw.orgwww.cailaw.org/iel.

THE ENERGY & MINERAL LAW FOUNDATION (EMLF) is a nonprofit educational organization providing information on legal issues related to the energy and mineral industry through workshops, specialty programs, publications, and electronic information. EMLF, 340 S. Broadway Ste. 101, Lexington, KY 40508, tel 859-231-0271, fax 859-226-0485.