Because of the tremendous extent of federal land ownership in the western U.S., oil and gas exploration and production activities on public lands will necessarily play an integral part in satisfying the demand for increased domestic energy supplies from the standpoint of both consumption and national security. The need to conduct these activities in an environmentally sound manner, coupled with ever-increasing competing uses of the public domain, dictate that companies and individuals that seek to conduct oil and gas operations involving federal lands be properly equipped to navigate the federal oil and gas leasing system.
This year’s faculty is comprised of experienced and well-known practitioners, together with top government officials, led by Gregory J. Nibert, a partner with Hinkle Shanor LLP in Roswell. Lectures and exercises will provide attendees with basic understanding of the federal oil and gas leasing system, regularly encountered issues involving federal oil and gas leases, and practical “nuts and bolts” solutions to avoiding or resolving those issues.
For planning purposes, this course will be offered next in 2019.
Continuing Education Credit
26.75 hours of instruction. 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.
Cutoff date for discounted registration fees: September 12, 2017
The classroom presentations will be supplemented by extensive written materials that will be distributed at the start of the program.