38th Annual Oil & Gas Law Short Course

  • Westminster, Colorado
  • October 18-22, 2021



The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Institute for Energy Law, and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation are co-sponsoring the 38th Annual Oil and Gas Law Short Course in Westminster, Colorado. 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

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 31.8 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. 

Experienced attendees will benefit from deeper insights into core topics, while resource professionals who are relatively new to the practice will benefit from the experience of our distinguished speakers. We hope you can join us in Houston to continue the tradition of valuable educational and networking opportunities provided by our Oil & Gas Law Short Course.

Continuing Education Credit: 

CLE 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.