61st Annual Institute (2015)

Chapter 5, Supplements, Keith B. Hall, “Induced Seismicity: An Energy Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Issues and the Causes of Man-Made Earthquakes,” 61 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 5-1 (2015).

Chapter 6, Supplements, Randall J. Feuerstein & Kristi Dorr Gilkes, “That Other Royalty: Calculating and Allocating the Burden of Nonparticipating Royalty Interests,” 61 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 6-1 (2015).

Chapter 14B, Figures, Keith B. Bergner & Michelle S. Jones, “Mapping the Territory: Aboriginal Title and the Decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia,” 61 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 14B-1 (2015).

  • Figure 1. Pre-1975 Treaties. Source: Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada.
  • Figure 2. Post-1975 Treaties and Self-Government Agreements. Source: Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada.
  • Figure 4. Tsilhqot’in Title Area. Source: Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44, [2014] 2 SCR 256, Exhibit A.

 

60th Annual Institute (2014)

Chapter 9, Figure, Robert H. Abrams, “Transboundary Water Allocation Risks of Compacts: Who Wins When Legal Rules Face Adaptive Challenges?” 60 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 9-1 (2014).

  • Figure 1. Brian Fuchs, National Drought Monitor Center, “U.S. Drought Monitor, California” (Apr. 2014).

Chapter 13, Figures, Karolyn K. Gillespie, Kathryn Z. Klaber & Cynthia Ardito, “Oil and Water: Making a Marriage of Necessity Work for the Benefit of All Stakeholders,” 60 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 13-1 (2014).

  • Figure 1. CDM Smith, Basic Oil and Gas Field Water Cycle (2013)
  • Figure 2.  CDM Smith, Water Cycle with Flowback Water Treated for Reuse in the Next Frack (2013)
  • Figure 3. Texas Water Development Board Groundwater Database, Percent of Water Wells with Total Dissolved Solids Exceeding 1,000 mg/L
  • Figure 4. Texas Water Development Board Water Use Survey, Nicot and Others, Percent of Fresh Water Use for Hydraulic Fracturing (2011)
  • Figure 5A and 5B. Dockum Aquifer Specific Conductance, and Dockum Aquifer Total Dissolved Solids
  • Figure 6. Interpretation of Water Quality in Santa Rosa Portion of the Dockum Aquifer Using Geophysical Logs

 

58th Annual Institute (2012)

Chapter 7, Figures, Carly Jerla, “Overview of the Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study,” 58 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 7-1 (2012).

  • Figure 1.  Conceptual Representation of the Uncertain Future of a System. Source: C. Timpe & M.J.J. Scheepers, “A Look into the Future: Scenarios for Distributed Generation in Europe” (Dec. 2003).
  • Figure 2.  Projected Changes in Mean Seasonal and Annual Temperature and Precipitation for the Colorado River Basin. Source: Periods are 2025 (2011–2040), 2055 (2041–2070), and 2080 (2066–2095), compared to the 1971–2000 historical period. Hollow symbols represent Lower Basin locations, while solid symbols represent Upper Basin locations.
  • Figure 3.  Approach to Quantifying Demand Scenarios
  • Figure 4.  Colorado River Basin Historical Use and Future Projected Demand
  • Figure 5.  Historical Supply and Use and Projected Future Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand
  • Figure 6.  Summary of Options Received to Resolve Supply and Demand Imbalances

 

57th Annual Institute (2011)

Chapter 9, containing an expanded, unedited version of the chapter, with a more detailed historical overview of the Congo and additional maps and charts, Hubert André-Dumont, “Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Case Study,” 57 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 9-1 (2011).

Chapter 11, Appendices, Michael J. Wozniak & Jamie L. Jost, “Horizontal Drilling: Why It’s Much Better to ‘Lay Down’ than to ‘Stand Up’ and What Is an ‘18° Azimuth’ Anyway?,” 57 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 11-1 (2011).

Chapter 17B, List of Sources, Carole Ramsay, “Corporate Social Responsibility as Economic and Infrastructural Development: Economic Development for Protection of Investment, Profit, and Personnel,” 57 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 17B-1 (2011).

 

56th Annual Institute (2010)

ERM Tables. Rich Schwartzenberger, "Enterprise Risk Management: Penetrating the Layers," 56 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 1-1 (2010).

Selected References. Caroline Findlay, "Canadian Aboriginal Rights and Mineral and Energy Development: Risks and Related Strategies," 56 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 5B-1 (2010).

Website Materials for Yours, Mine and Ours—Documenting the Farmout Transaction. Mark K. Boling,  “Yours, Mine and Ours—Documenting the Farmout Transaction,” 56 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst.  16-1 (2010).

The New Draft Form 5 LLC Operating Agreement and Related Agreements:

  • Introduction and request for comments
  • Form 5LLC-5: Exploration, Development and Mining LLC Agreement (Discussion Draft - 6/21/10)
  • Form 5-C: Exhibit C: Tax Matters (Discussion Draft - 6/21/10)
  • Form 5LLC-2: Form Exploration Agreement (Discussion Draft - 6/21/10)
  • Form 5LLC-6: LLC Agreement Alternate Provisions (Drafting Committee Discussion Draft - 6/21/10)
  • Form 5LLC-4: Contribution Agreement (Committee Comment Draft - 5/23/10)

 

55th Annual Institute (2009)

State Geothermal Regulatory Approaches, Craig D. Galli, Steven W. Snarr & Michael N. Thatcher,  “Getting Into Hot Water: Current Topics in Geothermal Development,” 55 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst.  6-1, § 6.09 (2009).

Examples of Horizontal Pooled Unit Orders, Bruce M. Kramer, “Pooling for Horizontal Wells: Can They Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?,” 55 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 8-1, § 8.05 (2009).

Major Interbasin Water Transfer Proposals as of July 2009, Barbara Cosens, “The Eternal Quest for Water: Historical Overview and Examination of Interbasin Transfers of Water,” 55 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 17-1 (2009).

 

54th Annual Institute (2008)

Surface Access and Compensation Statutes, Norman D. Ewart, “State Surface Access and Compensation Statutes,” 54 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 4-1 (2008).

Oil and Gas Due Diligence Checklists (contributed by Milam Randolph Pharo), Milam Randolph Pharo & Mark T. Nesbitt, “Due Diligence Déjà Vu,” 54 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 5-1 (2008):

Mining Due Diligence Checklist (contributed by Mark T. Nesbitt), Milam Randolph Pharo & Mark T. Nesbitt, “Due Diligence Déjà Vu,” 54 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 5-1 (2008).

 

53rd Annual Institute (2007)

Modest Form 5 LLC (Discussion Draft 7-20-07), Alex Ritchie, James F. Cress & Paul Smith, “Form 5 LLC:  A Modest Proposal for a Limited Liability Company Agreement Based on Form 5,” 53 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 13-1 (2007).

This discussion draft of Modest Form 5 LLC was prepared by Alex Ritchie, James F. Cress & Paul Smith in conjunction with and should be read together with their paper, "Form 5 LLC: A Modest Proposal for a Limited Liability Company Agreement Based on Form 5," 53 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 13-1 (2007).

The redlined version comparing Modest Form 5 LLC with the original Form 5 prepared by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is provided to aid readers in reviewing and commenting on the discussion draft. Comments on this discussion draft can be sent to the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation c/o jim.cress@hro.com.

WARNING:  This form is subject to the "WARNING" set forth in full on the cover page of the discussion draft. Parties desiring to use this form should consult with their legal, tax, and accounting advisors.  Parties using this form do so at their own risk, and neither Messrs. Ritchie, Cress, and Smith nor the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation shall have any liability for losses or damages that may result from the use of this form or any portion or variation thereof.

 

50th Annual Institute (2004)

Oil and Gas Lease Forms, Milam Randolph Pharo and Gregory R. Danielson, “The Perfect Oil and Gas Lease: Why Bother!,” 50 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 19-1 (2004).

These forms have been prepared only as guides, without any of the business considerations that are critical to drafting effective lease agreements, and they may not contain all of the necessary or appropriate provisions. Each provision should be carefully reviewed and adapted to the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the particular transaction and the relationship of the parties. Parties using these forms should consult with their legal, tax, and accounting advisors. Parties using these forms do so at their own risk, and neither Messrs. Pharo and Danielson nor the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation shall have any liability for losses or damages that may result from the use of these forms or any portion or variation thereof. These forms will not be updated.