University of Texas School of Law
2012
Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Houston Mar 29, 2012 Hyatt Regency
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Video Replay: Dallas May 10, 2012 Cityplace Conference Center
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The University of Texas School of Law
The Oil, Gas and Energy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

UT Law CLE

2012 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Program Features
The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law conference brings together a distinguished faculty of both academics and practitioners for a series of presentations designed to provide a comprehensive overview of oil and gas legal issues.

This year’s conference offers practical and detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, and opportunities facing attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators, and landmen. 2012 topics include:

     • Surface Rights/Access v. Mineral Rights

     • The Farmout Agreement—a review of the basic elements and a discussion  of the key issues
        that should be addressed in drafting and negotiating a Farmout Agreement

     • Solving Tax Issues in Oil and Gas Transactions

     • Drilling Contracts and Master Service Agreements

Continue on to Friday’s 38th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute for a full day addressing the latest in oil and gas developments.

UT Law CLE

2012 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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Schedule

Thursday Morning

Presiding Officer:
In Houston: Monika Ehrman, CERES Resource Partners, L.P. - Dallas, 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 Momma Never Told You about Oil and Gas Leases

Learn ten of the current top 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

Thursday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
In Houston: Monika Ehrman, CERES Resource Partners, L.P. - Dallas, TX

12:00 pm

Houston Only

Break to Pick Up Box Lunch

Included in Fundamentals registration.

Houston Only

Luncheon Presentation

12:30 pm

0.50 hr

Houston Only

Full Speed Ahead? Today's Drilling Environment and the Development of Maturing Shales in the U.S. Resource Market

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 covered, the impact of new drilling and completion technology on the U.S. gas supply and the roles of maturing shales on the U.S. resource market.

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

1:00 pm

Houston Only

Break

1:15 pm

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Solving Tax Issues in Oil and Gas Transactions

A look at techniques that can be used to satisfy the business goals of oil and gas transactions without creating adverse tax consequences.

R. Richard Coston, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Houston, TX
Stephen A. Kuntz, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Houston, TX
Robert William Phillpott Jr., 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, APLC - 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, with drafting tips on how to avoid pitfalls when negotiating environmental provisions in contracts.

Jed P. Anderson, The AL Law Group, PLLC - Kingwood, 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.

Michelle T. Boudreaux, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
James Edwin Olson, 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, SMU Dedman School of Law - Dallas, TX

5:45 pm

Houston Only

Adjourn Fundamentals

UT Law CLE

2012 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Jed P. Anderson
The AL Law Group, PLLC
Kingwood, TX
Mark K. Boling
Southwestern Energy Company
Houston, TX
Michelle T. Boudreaux
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
R. Richard Coston
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
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
Stephen A. Kuntz
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Houston, TX
John S. Lowe
SMU 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
James Edwin Olson
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Robert William Phillpott Jr.
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Houston, TX
William W. Pugh III
Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Houston, TX
Brian R. Sullivan
McElroy, Sullivan & Miller, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Monika Ehrman—Chair
CERES Resource Partners, L.P.
Dallas, TX
Jonathan D. Baughman
McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore LLP
Houston, TX
William B. Burford
Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin, L.L.P.
Midland, TX
Frank N. Cusimano III
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
Houston, TX
Peter E Hosey
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
San Antonio, TX
Norma Rosner Iacovo
Tenaska Power Services Co.
Arlington, TX
Michael D. Jones
Jones Gill LLP
Houston, TX
M.C. Cottingham Miles
Martin & Drought, P.C.
San Antonio, TX
David M. Patton
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Houston, TX
Mark C. Rodriguez
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
George A. Snell III
Snell Law Firm
Amarillo, TX
Michelle M. Turner
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Fabené J. Welch
EnerVest Ltd.
Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2012 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
9.50 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
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
9.50 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.  

UT Law CLE

2012 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Mar 21, 2012
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Mar 23, 2012
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Mar 26, 2012
    $50 processing fee applied

Dallas

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Mar 21, 2012
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 4, 2012
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 7, 2012
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2012 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 Feb 28, 2012

Parking Information

Valet $15 per day, Overnight Valet $27

Dallas

Cityplace Conference Center

2711 North Haskell Avenue
Dallas, TX
214.515.5100
Map

Parking Information

Complimentary Self-Parking

UT Law CLE

2012 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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