University of Texas School of Law
46th Annual Ernest E. Smith
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute
Houston Mar 27, 2020 Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
$400 Individual  |  $450 after Mar 18
$360 Group (5-9 ppl)  |  $410 after Mar 18
$320 Group (10 or more ppl)  |  $370 after Mar 18
WEBCAST Mar 27, 2020
$350 Individual
$315 Group (5-9 ppl)
$280 Group (10 or more ppl)
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PRESENTED BY
The University of Texas School of Law
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (OGERL)


EVENT SPONSORS
Baker & Hostetler LLP

SPONSORS
 

UT Law CLE

2020 Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Program Features
The Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute continues to be the definitive course for attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators, and landmen. The Institute brings together a distinguished faculty of academics and practitioners for presentations on the latest oil and gas developments.

2020 program highlights include:
  • Two-part Case Law Update showcasing recent decisions on oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics.
  • Mock negotiation of a master service agreement with particular attention paid to the insurance and indemnity provisions to ensure an effective risk allocation program.
  • Discuss Working Interest Disputes under AAPL 2015 Form 610 JOA.
  • The Limits to Certainty in Title Examination: Bright Lines and Sharp Corners vs. Holistic and Harmonizing, and Those Pesky Fact Questions.
  • Plus valuable information on split estate issues, oil and gas bankruptcies, flaring issues, and more.
Come a day early for Thursday's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners seeking a refresher.

The Institute is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

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2020 Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Faculty

Planning Committee

Gregory C. Cox—Chair
EOG Resources, Inc.
Houston, TX
Ronnie Dale Blackwell—Co-Chair
XTO Energy Inc
Fort Worth, TX
Jonathan D. Baughman
McGinnis Lochridge
Houston, TX
Kevin M. Beiter
McGinnis Lochridge
Austin, TX
J. Byron (Trace) Burton III
Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett, Burton, Wolff & Rangel, PLLC
San Antonio, TX
Brandon Durrett
Dykema Cox Smith
San Antonio, TX
Monika U. Ehrman
The University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
W. John English Jr.
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Houston, TX
Jorge I. Gutierrez
Reed Smith LLP
Dallas, TX
Norma Rosner Iacovo
Tenaska Power Services Co.
Arlington, TX
Michael D. Jones
Jones Gill Porter Crawford and Crawford LLP
Houston, TX
Carroll G. Martin
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Austin, TX
Michael E. McElroy
McElroy, Sullivan, Miller & Weber, LLP
Austin, TX
Ricardo E. Morales
Person, Whitworth, Borchers & Morales, L.L.P.
Laredo, TX
David Michael Patton
Locke Lord LLP
Houston, TX
Michael P. Pearson
Jackson Walker LLP
Houston, TX
William W. Pugh III
Liskow & Lewis
Houston, TX
Rachel Reese
R. Reese & Associates
Houston, TX
April Rogers
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Ernest E. Smith
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
George A. Snell III
Snell Law Firm
Amarillo, TX
Jeff Weems
Staff Weems LLP
Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2020 Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Expected for Administrative Law, Expected for Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Expected for Real Estate Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Kansas – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law has applied for CLE approval with the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission (KSCLE). At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. A Notice of Accreditation/Affidavit will be provided at the conclusion of the conference. It is the responsibility of the attorney to complete and mail the Notice to the Kansas CLE Commission within 30 days after the program. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Louisiana – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
New Mexico – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of New Mexico within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
North Dakota – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Ohio – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to The Supreme Court of Ohio within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
9.50 hrs  |  1.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Pennsylvania
7.50 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive the Pennsylvania CLE Board Credit Request Form and approval documentation to self-report credit directly to the Pennsylvania CLE Board. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

Certified Professional Landman (AAPL) – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Registered Landman (AAPL) – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Registered Professional Landman (AAPL) – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
TX Accounting CPE
9.50 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Expected for Administrative Law, Expected for Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Expected for Real Estate Law
Additional Information
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
California
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Kansas – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Louisiana – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
To claim Louisiana MCLE credit, Louisiana credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference.
New Mexico – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
As a Sponsor, The University of Texas School of Law conferences, live webcasts and webcast replays (on-demand) can be approved for MCLE credit by the New Mexico MCLE Board. The attorney can request individual credit for a course if he or she certifies that the course was beneficial to his or her practice of law by completing the MCLE_02 Form for conferences and live webcasts or MCLE_04 Form for webcast replays (on-demand). The attorney must request the credit within 30 days of attending the course.
North Dakota – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Ohio – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Oklahoma
9.50 hrs  |  1.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.
Pennsylvania
7.50 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics

Other Credit

Certified Professional Landman (AAPL) – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Registered Landman (AAPL) – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Registered Professional Landman (AAPL) – Expected
7.75 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
TX Accounting CPE
9.50 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

UT Law CLE

2020 Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Mar 18, 2020
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group (5-9 ppl) early registration: Mar 18, 2020
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group (10 or more ppl) early registration: Mar 18, 2020
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Mar 20, 2020
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Mar 23, 2020
    $50 processing fee applied

WEBCAST

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Mar 20, 2020
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Mar 23, 2020
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2020 Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Hotel / Venue

Houston

Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027-3502
713.627.7600
855.463.3091 (reservations)
Map

Accommodations

$172 room rate good through March 3, 2020 (subject to availability). Reference "UT Law 2020 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law" when you make your reservation. 

Parking Information

$10 daily self-parking; $16 overnight self-parking; $16 valet daily parking; $25 valet overnight 

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2020 Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

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