Oil & Gas Law Short Course

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Institute for Energy Law, and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation are co-sponsoring the 36th Annual Oil and Gas Law Short Course in Houston, Texas. This one-week intensive program, developed in 1983 by a group of practicing attorneys, landmen, and experienced law school professors, is continually reviewed and updated to provide registrants with the fundamentals of, and practical training in, important areas of oil and gas law in the United States, including leasing, contracting, conveyancing, regulation, and practice. This course focuses primarily on the principles of U.S. laws and state regulations. For in-depth treatment of oil and gas issues on U.S. federal lands or international oil and gas topics, see our Upcoming Courses.

Course materials will be presented through lectures, drafting exercises, and workshops by leading law professors and oil and gas practitioners. Topics covered include 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; division orders; drilling contracts; pooling and unitization; local regulation; split estates; environmental regulations; common interests; joint operating agreements; farmout agreements; marketing; ethical issues; and taxation.

This course is essential for attorneys, landmen, paralegals, government employees, and others who are relatively inexperienced in the legal and/or land problems of the oil and gas industry. More experienced individuals often attend this course for a comprehensive review and update. The course provides 33.5 hours of continuing education credit, including 2.25 hours of ethics. Enrollment is limited, and paid registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee includes substantial course materials, coffee breaks, and a hosted reception. Please note that course materials cannot be purchased separately.

Continuing Education Credit

This course consists of approximately 31.8 hours of continuing education, including 2.25 hours 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, 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 10, 2018

Course Materials

The classroom presentations will be supplemented by extensive electronic materials that will be available two weeks before 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.org, www.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.org, www.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, emlf@aol.com, www.emlf.org.