Enhanced Oil Recovery: Legal Framework for Sustainable Management of Mature Oil Fields
May 7-8, 2015 in San Antonio, TX

Upcoming RMMLF Programs

Core Course on International Oil and Gas Law
March 16-20, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand


Nuts and Bolts of Mineral Title Examination
April 9-10, 2015 in Denver, Colorado


International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment
April 20-22, 2015 in Cartagena, Colombia


Natural Resources Law Teachers Institute
May 27-29, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah


61st Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 16-18, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska


Mining Agreements: Contracting for Goods and Services
September 23-25, 2015



International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts & Negotiations
Houston, Texas
.- Part 1: October 5-9, 2015
.- Part 2: October 12-16, 2015



Oil & Gas Law Short Course
October 19-23, 2015 in Westminster, Colorado



Federal Oil & Gas Leasing Short Course
October 19-22, 2015 in Westminster, Colorado



Endangered Species Act: Current & Emerging Issues Affecting Resource Development
November 4-5, 2015 in Denver, Colorado

Human Rights and the Extractive Industries
February 18-19, 2016 in Panama

62nd Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 21-23, 2016 in Squaw Valley, California

63rd Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 20-22, 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

64th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 19-21, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia

65th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 18-20, 2019 in Monterey, California

66th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 23-25, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • AIPN Spring Conference, April 22-24, 2015, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, Texas USA - This year's AIPN Spring Conference speaker lineup features a diverse array of professional backgrounds and a vast amount of experience. Representatives with backgrounds in geology, economics, geophysics, engineering, law and business, will address a number of commercial and legal issues facing international oil and gas professionals. Representing small, medium and super major international oil and gas companies, government agencies, and consulting and law firms, these experts will draw on their past experience to give attendees insight on lessons learned and shed light on current industry trends affecting AIPN members.  Register by April 8 to save $200.  RMMLF Members can register at the AIPN member rate by emailing aipnevents@aipn.org with a completed registration form. 

  • Energy Bar Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference - May 5-6, 2015 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Day 1 begins with an in-depth examination of the opening up of transmission development to new market entrants and the processes for issuing competitive solicitations and submitting competitive bids.  Day 2 starts with an analysis of the differing approaches toward market manipulation oversight being administered by the CFTC and the FERC.  Both days will offer an array of panels, looking into such front-and-center energy practitioner concerns as:  the current fast-moving merger and acquisition activities, and FERC’s new hold harmless proposed policy statement to deal with M&As; the plummet in oil prices and their potential ramifications on the newly emerging fracking industry; the pitfalls in keeping up with mandatory compliance applicable to the energy industry, including emerging EPA coal regulations; new litigation procedural requirements imposed by FERC and courts, as well as ADR tools available to avoid litigation; technological developments in communications that the energy industry needs to be prepared for; and bankruptcy risks facing the restructured energy markets.  

  • An Introduction to Geology and Hard Rock Mining, by Dr. Willard Lacy (2015 reformatted edition with a new introduction). This 151-page book is an introduction to selected topics in geology and hard rock mining. It provides an overview of these subjects, and is written to give lawyers and landmen a source of basic technical information. Dr. Lacy provides references to give readers the tools to look more deeply into specific issues, and his paper is richly illustrated with detailed and annotated figures and tables.

  • Dialogue on the U.S. Government National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct - Hosted by the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Norman Oklahoma. The consultations will focus on a variety of issues arising in the context of companies operating abroad, including the hiring of security forces, transparency/corruption issues, and the treatment of vulnerable groups.  Please join us for this important dialogue among members of the business community, tribal government officials and business leaders, civil society, indigenous peoples organizations, the U.S. government, and the academic community to brainstorm ways the federal government can encourage and support responsible business conduct abroad.  We will be discussing the full range of tools the U.S. government may have at its disposal, including collaboration with civil society, businesses, and indigenous peoples, diplomatic initiatives with other governments and multinational organizations, education and training initiatives, multi-stakeholder initiatives, transparency and reporting, and policy and regulation options.

  • Call for papers: OGEL Special Issue on emerging issues in Polar Energy Law and Governance. The Polar areas provide special challenges, opportunities and restrictions regarding the development of energy resources, particularly oil and gas. The potential for enormous untapped energy reserves and the international law challenges of maritime boundaries borders and competing claims of sovereignty will make the Arctic region home to one of the most compelling sets of international legal issues in the 21st Century. The renegotiation of the Madrid Protocol in the Antarctic, which currently prevents mining in the Antarctic regions, combined with similar issues of competing claims of sovereignty, and the overarching Antarctic Treaty Framework means that potential energy resource development Antarctic region will become increasingly controversial and prominent. Papers should be submitted by 15 March 2015 deadline to tinahunter@abdn.ac.uk as well as a copy to info@ogel.org .

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