University of Texas School of Law
2009
Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Houston Mar 26, 2009 Hyatt Regency
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Video Replay: Dallas May 20, 2009 Cityplace Conference Center
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Video Replay: Midland Jun 4, 2009 Hilton Midland Plaza
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Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Institute.

UT Law CLE

2009 Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Program Features
New this year: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas & Mineral Law, a one-day boot camp, brings together a distinguished faculty of both academics and practitioners for an exquisitely crafted series of presentations designed to provide a comprehensive overview of oil and gas legal issues.

The program opens with the definitive primer on how to drill an oil or gas well and continues with sessions on the Rule of Capture; oil and gas interests; a three-session look at the oil and gas lease including classification, royalty valuation and implied covenants; conveyancing; and the Joint Operating Agreement.

Continue on to the one-day 35th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Institute.

UT Law CLE

2009 Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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Schedule

Day 1 Morning

Presiding Officers:
In Houston: Michael P. Pearson, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Houston, TX
In Dallas: Michael P. Pearson, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Houston, TX

8:00 am

Houston Only

Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:30 am

Houston Only

Welcoming Remarks

Michael P. Pearson, Jackson Walker L.L.P., Houston, TX

8:45 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

So You Want to Drill Your Own Oil Well? A Hands-On Oil and Gas Drilling Primer

An overview of the process of finding oil and gas, and bringing it to the surface.

Frank N. Cusimano III, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. - Houston, TX

9:30 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

The Rule of Capture, Correlative Rights, and Principles of Conservation

Examine the effects of the Rule of Capture that has led to extensive regulation of oil and gas drilling and production by state and federal agencies. Discussion of well spacing, production limitations, pooling and unitization, and related environmental regulation. The procedures for establishing units under leases, by separate contract and through agency orders are outlined. Agency rules and regulations, rule-making and adjudication procedures are described, as well as judicial review of agency actions, including the concepts of collateral attack, exhaustion of administrative remedies, primary jurisdiction, and standards of deference. Also discussed are the effects of conservation regulation on leases and term interests.

Patrick H. Martin, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center - Baton Rouge, LA

10:15 am

Houston Only

Break

10:30 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Interests in Oil and Gas

A look at the types, characteristics, classification, and ownership issues.

Laura H. Burney, Attorney at Law - San Antonio, TX

11:15 am

1.00 hr

Houston Only

The Oil and Gas Lease, Part I: Classification, Scope of Grant, and Duration

This presentation focuses on how an oil and gas lease is classified in law, and on the key clauses of the lease. Pooling and royalty clauses are covered in other sessions.

Owen L. Anderson, University of Oklahoma College of Law - Norman, OK

Day 1 Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
In Houston: Michael P. Pearson, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Houston, TX

12:15 pm

Houston Only

Pick up Box Lunch

Included in course registration.

12:30 pm

0.50 hr

Houston Only

Luncheon Presentation: Texas Title Examination Standards—Introduction and Practical Exercises

A look at the use of Title Examination Standards to address common defects, exceptions, and errors found in the chain of title to land; plus the language of the standards, times when they are applicable, and the commentary of applicable law for each standard. Included in the presentation are some practical examination exercises using actual instruments pulled from the public records.

David H.O. Roth, Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated - San Antonio, TX

1:00 pm

Houston Only

Break

1:15 pm

0.75 hr

Houston Only

The Oil and Gas Lease, Part II: The Royalty Clause in an Oil and Gas Lease

In Texas, the calculation of the royalty obligation created under an oil and gas lease is determined by looking at the specific language contained in the royalty clause. This session focuses on some of the principal phrases used to describe such obligations and how the Texas courts have interpreted them, and takes a  look at how that same language has been interpreted differently in other jurisdictions. Finally, the impact of division and transfer orders are analyzed to see how such instruments may affect the royalty obligations contained in the lease.

Bruce M. Kramer, Of Counsel, McGinnis, Lochridge, & Kilgore, L.L.P. - Houston, TX

2:00 pm

0.75 hr

Houston Only

The Oil and Gas Lease, Part III: Implied Covenants

An outline of the law of implied covenants, including duties imposed, standards applied, and remedies available.

Elizabeth N. "Becky" Miller, Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

2:45 pm

Houston Only

Break

3:00 pm

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Voluntary Pooling and Unitization

This session covers (1) the typical pooling clause in an oil and gas lease which allows the lessee to combine acreage under one lease with acreage underlying adjacent tracts, and (2) the voluntary unitization statute in Texas under which the Railroad Commission approves fieldwide units which may combine acreage from hundreds of different tracts and landowners for the purpose of second recovery or repressuring.

Jacqueline Lang Weaver, University of Houston Law Center - Houston, TX

3:45 pm

1.00 hr

Houston Only

Oil and Gas Conveyancing

This session describes the terms used to convey mineral and royalty interests and the issues that arise in drafting and interpreting these conveyances.

Laura H. Burney, Attorney at Law - San Antonio, TX

4:45 pm

0.75 hr

Houston Only

The Joint Operating Agreement

In the oil and gas business, Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) allow two or more oil and gas lease owners to cooperate and jointly participate in the benefits, risks, and the expense of gas and oil exploration. This session provides an overview of the important components of a JOA, completion of and additions to the form JOA, and issues that arise in the application of the JOA provisions to everyday exploration and production activities.

Allen D. Cummings, Law Offices of Allen D. Cummings - San Antonio, TX

5:30 pm

Houston Only

Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2009 Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Owen L. Anderson
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Laura H. Burney
Attorney at Law
San Antonio, TX
Allen D. Cummings
Law Offices of Allen D. Cummings
San Antonio, TX
Frank N. Cusimano III
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Houston, TX
Bruce M. Kramer
Of Counsel, McGinnis, Lochridge, & Kilgore, L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Patrick H. Martin
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Elizabeth N. "Becky" Miller
Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
David H.O. Roth
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
San Antonio, TX
Jacqueline Lang Weaver
University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

UT Law CLE

2009 Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.75 hrs
Legal Specialization(s): Oil, Gas and Mineral 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
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.  
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

Registered Landman (AAPL)
7.75 hrs
TX Accounting CPE
9.00 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
Legal Specialization(s): Oil, Gas and Mineral 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
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.  
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

Registered Landman (AAPL)
7.75 hrs
TX Accounting CPE
9.00 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
Legal Specialization(s): Oil, Gas and Mineral 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
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.  
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

Registered Landman (AAPL)
7.75 hrs
TX Accounting CPE
9.00 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.  

UT Law CLE

2009 Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Mar 18, 2009
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Mar 20, 2009
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Mar 23, 2009
    $50 processing fee applied

Dallas

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: May 13, 2009
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 15, 2009
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 18, 2009
    $50 processing fee applied

Midland

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: May 27, 2009
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 29, 2009
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Jun 1, 2009
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2009 Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Hotel / Venue

Houston

Hyatt Regency

1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX
713-654-1234

Accommodations

$189.00 good through Feb 26, 2009

Parking Information

$12 Valet; Self-parking available nearby

Dallas

Cityplace Conference Center

2711 North Haskell Avenue
Dallas, TX
214.515.5100
Map

Parking Information

Complimentary Self-Parking

Midland

Hilton Midland Plaza

117 West Wall
Midland, TX
(432) 683-6131 (reservations)

Parking Information

Complimentary Self-Parking

UT Law CLE

2009 Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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