University of Texas School of Law
2013
Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Houston Mar 21, 2013 Omni Houston Galleria
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Video Replay: Dallas May 16, 2013 Cityplace Conference Center
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PRESENTED BY
The University of Texas School of Law
The Oil, Gas and Energy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas


UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Program Features
UT Law's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law 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.

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 four-session look at the oil and gas lease including classification, royalty valuation, implied covenants and other clauses; conveyancing; and the Joint Operating Agreement.

Continue on to the 39th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

12/15/19
Schedule

Thursday Morning

Presiding Officer:
In Houston: Michael D. Jones, Jones Gill LLP - Houston, TX

7:30 am
Fundamentals Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:15 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

0.50 hr

Houston Only

So You Want to Drill Your Own Oil Well? An Oil and Gas Drilling Primer

An overview of the process of finding oil and gas and bringing it to the surface, as well as some of the needed agreements.

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

9:00 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

The Rule of Capture, Correlative Rights and Principles of Conservation

An examination of the effects of the Rule of Capture, as well as a discussion of well spacing, production limitations, pooling and unitization and related environmental regulation. 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.

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

9:45 am
Break

10:00 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Interests in Oil and Gas

An overview of the general types, characteristics and classifications of oil and gas interests.

Laura H. Burney, St. Mary's University School of Law - San Antonio, TX

10:45 am

1.00 hr

Houston Only

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

An in-depth focus on how an oil and gas lease is classified in law and on the key clauses of the lease.

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

11:45 am
Pick Up Lunch

Included in Fundamentals registration.

Thursday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
In Houston: Michael D. Jones, Jones Gill LLP - Houston, TX

Luncheon Presentation

12:15 pm

0.50 hr

Houston Only

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 are a few practical examination exercises using actual instruments pulled from public records.

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

12:45 pm
Break

1:00 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. The impact of division and transfer orders are analyzed to determine 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

1:45 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. Miller, Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

2:30 pm

0.50 hr

Houston Only

The Oil and Gas Lease, Part IV: Other Clauses

A review of other clauses in an oil and gas lease, including surface use clauses and riders, retained acreage and proportionate reduction clauses and savings clauses such as continuous operations, dry hole, force majeure and shut-in gas royalty clauses.

Gina S. Warren, Texas Wesleyan School of Law - Fort Worth, TX

3:00 pm
Break

3:15 pm

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Voluntary Pooling and Unitization

Coverage of 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, as well as the voluntary unitization statute in Texas under which the Railroad Commission approves field-wide units which may combine acreage from hundreds of different tracts and landowners for the purpose of second recovery or repressuring.

Jacqueline L. Weaver, University of Houston Law Center - Houston, TX

4:00 pm

1.00 hr

Houston Only

Oil and Gas Conveyancing

Description of the terms used to convey mineral and royalty interests and the issues that arise in drafting and interpreting these conveyances.

Laura H. Burney, St. Mary's University School of Law - San Antonio, TX

5:00 pm

0.75 hr

Houston Only

The Joint Operating Agreement (JOA)

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 exploration and production activities.

John S. Lowe, SMU Dedman School of Law - Dallas, TX

5:45 pm
Adjourn Fundamentals

UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Owen L. Anderson
The University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Laura H. Burney
St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Allen D. Cummings
Law Offices of Allen D. Cummings
San Antonio, TX
Frank N. Cusimano III
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
Houston, TX
Bruce M. Kramer
Of Counsel, McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P.
Houston, TX
John S. Lowe
SMU Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX
Patrick H. Martin
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Elizabeth N. Miller
Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Gina S. Warren
Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Fort Worth, TX
Jacqueline L. Weaver
University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Michael D. Jones—Director
Jones Gill LLP
Houston, TX
Jonathan D. Baughman
McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore LLP
Houston, TX
Timothy R. Brown
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The Woodlands, TX
William B. Burford
Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin, L.L.P.
Midland, TX
Douglas J. Dashiell
Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Monika Ehrman
CERES Resource Partners, L.P.
Dallas, TX
Ben Elmore
Watt Beckworth Thompson Henneman & Sullivan LLP
Houston, TX
Peter E. Hosey
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
San Antonio, TX
Norma Rosner Iacovo
Tenaska Power Services Co.
Arlington, TX
Kathleen E. Magruder
BP Energy Company
Houston, TX
M.C. Cottingham Miles
Martin & Drought, P.C.
San Antonio, TX
David Michael Patton
Locke Lord LLP
Houston, TX
J. Derrick Price
McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
George A. Snell III
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Amarillo, TX
Michelle M. Turner
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

UT Law CLE

2013 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.  
Ohio
8.00 hrs
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
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.
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)
8.00 hrs
Registered Landman (AAPL)
8.00 hrs
Registered Professional 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.  
TX Professional Engineer – Expected
8.00 hrs

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.  
Ohio
8.00 hrs
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
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.
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)
8.00 hrs
Registered Landman (AAPL)
8.00 hrs
Registered Professional 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.  
TX Professional Engineer – Expected
8.00 hrs

UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Green Registration - USB Key ONLY early registration: Mar 13, 2013
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Mar 13, 2013
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Mar 15, 2013
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Mar 18, 2013
    $50 processing fee applied

Dallas

  • Last day for Green Registration - USB Key ONLY early registration: May 8, 2013
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: May 8, 2013
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group 10% (5-9) early registration: May 8, 2013
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group 20% (10+) early registration: May 8, 2013
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 10, 2013
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 13, 2013
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Hotel / Venue

Houston

Omni Houston Galleria

4 Riverway
Houston, TX
713-871-8181 (reservations)
Map

Parking Information

Free daily self-parking in the Brown Lot. $17 Overnight self park. $16 Valet daily, $27 Valet overnight.

Nearby Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Houston Post Oak

2001 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX
1-800-445-8667 (reservations)

Accommodations

$169.00 good through Mar 6, 2013

Parking Information

$10 overnight parking

Dallas

Cityplace Conference Center

2711 North Haskell Avenue
Dallas, TX
214.515.5100
Map

Parking Information

Complimentary Self-Parking

UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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