University of Texas School of Law
2010
Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section of the State Bar of Texas
Houston Apr 8, 2010 Hyatt Regency
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Video Replay: Dallas May 19, 2010 Cityplace Conference Center
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AAPL Approved for Registered Professional Landman (RPL) and Certified Professional Landman (CPL) credit

UT Law CLE

2010 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Program Features
The one-day Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law brings together a distinguished faculty of academics and practitioners who provide a comprehensive overview of oil and gas legal issues.

The program opens with “The Top 10 Things Your Momma Never Told You about Oil and Gas Leases” and continues with sessions on surface rights v. mineral rights, Farmout Agreements, oil and gas marketing issues, drafting tips, and more.

Continue on to the one-day Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute for further coverage of these issues and more.

UT Law CLE

2010 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

12/16/19
Schedule

Day 1 Morning

Presiding Officer:
In Houston: Frank N. Cusimano III, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company - Houston, TX

7:30 am

Houston Only

Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am

Houston Only

Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

1.00 hr

Houston Only

The Top 10 Things Your Mom Never Told You about Oil and Gas Leases

Learn ten of the top current issues that lessors and lessees should consider when negotiating oil and gas leases.

M.C. Cottingham Miles, Martin & Drought, P.C. - San Antonio, TX
Katrina B. Mohrer, Person, Whitworth, Borchers & Morales, L.L.P. - Laredo, TX

9:30 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Surface Rights/Access v. Mineral Rights

Over the past 75 years, the relationship between a severed mineral owner and the surface owner has undergone substantial change. This presentation analyzes both the historical antecedents and the present jurisprudence regarding the implied easement of surface use.

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

10:15 am

Houston Only

Break

10:30 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Overview of Railroad Commission Regulations

A look at what the Railroad Commission does and does not do.

Brian R. Sullivan, McElroy, Sullivan & Miller, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

11:15 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

The Farmout Agreement

A review of the basic elements of a Farmout Agreement and a discussion of the key issues that should be addressed in drafting and negotiating a Farmout Agreement.

Mark K. Boling, Southwestern Energy Company - Houston, TX

Day 1 Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
In Houston: Frank N. Cusimano III, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company - Houston, TX

Houston Only

Luncheon Presentation

12:00 pm

Houston Only

Pick up Box Lunch

Included in course registration.

12:30 pm

0.50 hr

Houston Only

Better, Faster, Cheaper? Today’s Drilling Environment

This session covers the current drilling/operations environment as well as some of the new technologies that are driving today’s oil and gas activities. Also covers the impact of new drilling and completion technology on the U.S. gas supply.

Mark A. Houser, EnerVest, Ltd. - Houston, TX

1:00 pm

Houston Only

Break

1:15 pm

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Basic Oil and Gas Taxation

Federal income tax issues encountered in common oil and gas transactions.

R. Richard Coston, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Houston, TX

2:00 pm

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Drilling Contracts and Master Service Agreements

Risk allocation issues in drilling contracts and master service agreements are often the most difficult issues. This session provides a broad overview of the indemnity and insurance provisions and some of the important pitfalls.

William W. Pugh III, Liskow & Lewis - Houston, TX

2:45 pm

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Basic Environmental Law for Oil and Gas Lawyers

An overview of federal and state agency jurisdiction and the primary environmental law programs affecting oil field operations and cleanup in Texas, and drafting tips on how to avoid pitfalls when negotiating environmental provisions in contracts.

Susan G. Zachos, Law Offices of Susan G. Zachos - Austin, TX

3:30 pm

Houston Only

Break

3:45 pm

0.50 hr

Houston Only

Division Orders

The uses and abuses of the Division Order—neither a contract nor a conveyance, a shield but not a sword.

Michael D. Jones, Jones Gill LLP - Houston, TX

4:15 pm

1.00 hr

Houston Only

Issues in Marketing Production

An overview of natural gas and crude oil marketing issues, including drafting principles for crude oil sales contracts, natural gas sales contracts and gas gathering agreements, and issues related to laws and regulations applicable to oil and gas marketing.

Amy L. Hoff, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
Kathleen C. Lake, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX

5:15 pm

0.50 hr

Houston Only

Operator Duties to Non-Operators

A review of the standard of conduct the operator owes non-operators, the relationship of the parties, and the effect of exculpatory language found in model forms.

John S. Lowe, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law - Dallas, TX

5:45 pm

Houston Only

Adjourn Fundamentals Primer

UT Law CLE

2010 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Mark K. Boling
Southwestern Energy Company
Houston, TX
R. Richard Coston
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Amy L. Hoff
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Mark A. Houser
EnerVest, Ltd.
Houston, TX
Michael D. Jones
Jones Gill LLP
Houston, TX
Bruce M. Kramer
Of Counsel, McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Kathleen C. Lake
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
John S. Lowe
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX
M.C. Cottingham Miles
Martin & Drought, P.C.
San Antonio, TX
Katrina B. Mohrer
Person, Whitworth, Borchers & Morales, L.L.P.
Laredo, TX
William W. Pugh III
Liskow & Lewis
Houston, TX
Brian R. Sullivan
McElroy, Sullivan & Miller, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Susan G. Zachos
Law Offices of Susan G. Zachos
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Frank N. Cusimano III—Chair
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
Houston, TX
Timothy Ray Brown
Houston, TX
William B. Burford
Midland, TX
Laura H. Burney
San Antonio, TX
Aaron G. Carlson
Houston, TX
Monika Ehrman
Irving, TX
Charles W Gordon IV
Corpus Christi, TX
Norma Rosner Iacovo
Arlington, TX
Michael D. Jones
Jones Gill LLP
Houston, TX
Hollis L. Levy
Austin, TX
M.C. Cottingham Miles
Martin & Drought, P.C.
San Antonio, TX
Ricardo E. Morales
Laredo, TX
David Michael Patton
Houston, TX
Michael P. Pearson
Houston, TX
George A. Snell III
Amarillo, TX
Hon. Rick G. Strange
Eastland, TX
Fabené J. Welch
Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2010 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
8.00 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
8.00 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)
8.00 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
8.00 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
8.00 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)
8.00 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

2010 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Mar 31, 2010
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 2, 2010
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Apr 5, 2010
    $50 processing fee applied

Dallas

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: May 10, 2010
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 12, 2010
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 14, 2010
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2010 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Hotel / Venue

Houston

Hyatt Regency

1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX
713-654-1234

Accommodations

$199.00 good through Mar 9, 2009

Parking Information

Daily Valet $12; Overnight Valet $25

Dallas

Cityplace Conference Center

2711 North Haskell Avenue
Dallas, TX
214.515.5100
Map

Parking Information

Complimentary

UT Law CLE

2010 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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