University of Texas School of Law
2016
Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Houston Apr 14, 2016 Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
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Live Webcast Apr 14, 2016
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Webcast Replay May 12, 2016
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PRESENTED BY
The University of Texas
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (OGERL)


SPONSORS
Harris Finley & Bogle, P.C.
Jackson Walker
Locke Lord LLP
McElroy, Sullivan, Miller, Weber & Olmstead, L.L.P.
McGinnis Lochridge
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Thompson & Knight LLP

UT Law CLE

2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Program Features
The 2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners seeking a refresher—assembles a distinguished faculty of experienced practitioners for a series of presentations designed to provide practical and detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, and opportunities facing attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators and landmen.

The program features sessions on production and marketing; oil and gas leases, including classification and administration, perpetuation and termination, and implied covenants; risk allocation; division orders; drafting for subsequent operations in the JOA; redetermination, perfection and bankruptcy in the oil field; title opinions for all stages of production; an overview of the Texas Railroad Commission; and more.

Continue on to the 42nd Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute for a full day addressing the latest in oil and gas developments.

This program 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.

UT Law CLE

2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

12/10/19
Schedule

Thursday Morning

Presiding Officer:
Shonnie L. Daniel, Calpine Corporation - Houston, TX

7:30 am

Houston Only

Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:30 am
Welcome

8:45 am

0.75 hr

Drilling Contracts and Master Service Agreements

Risk allocation issues in drilling contracts and master service agreements are often the most difficult issues. Hear a broad overview of the indemnity and insurance provisions and learn some important pitfalls to avoid.

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

9:30 am

0.75 hr

You Have Drilled Your Well, Now What?

Fastest and best way to ruin a good well. Production and marketing of the hydrocarbons, failure to properly account for production can get painful. Hidden danger creates biggest safety hazard in the oil patch.  

In Webcast Replay:
William D. (Bill) Griffin, Griffin Consulting - Houston, TX

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

0.50 hr

Administering State Leases and Relinquishment Act Lands

Classification of state lands and accompanying lease forms; plus recent changes to the state lease.

Mark A. Havens, Texas General Land Office - Austin, TX

11:00 am

0.75 hr

Implied Covenants

A review of the law of implied covenants and its application to the oil patch.

Elizabeth "Becky" Miller, Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP - Austin, TX

11:45 am

Houston Only

Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Thursday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
Shonnie L. Daniel, Calpine Corporation - Houston, TX

Luncheon Presentation

12:05 pm

0.50 hr

The Future of US Shale Oil

A discussion of the current environment impacting shale oil resource development in the United States and the prospects for the future, with a focus on the Permian Basin.

Mark S. Berg, Pioneer Natural Resources - Irving, TX

 
12:35 pm
Break

12:50 pm

0.75 hr

What You Need to Know about the Railroad Commission

An overview of the oil and gas drilling, production, environmental and pipeline regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

W. Timothy George, McGinnis Lochridge - Austin, TX

1:35 pm

1.00 hr

Basics: Redetermination, Perfection and Bankruptcy in the Oilfield

Discuss the rules governing bankers’ decisions about asset valuation, perfection of security interests under joint operating agreements, and the effect of bankruptcy on your client’s rights and obligations.

J. Zach Burt, Mineral Management, Bank of Texas - Fort Worth, TX
W. John English Jr., Baker & Hostetler LLP - Houston, TX
Eric R. Goodman, Baker & Hostetler LLP - Cleveland, OH

2:35 pm
Break

2:45 pm

0.50 hr

Same Title, Different “Opinion”

A discussion on the various types, and differences between, title opinions utilized in all stages of the production of oil and gas.

Rhodes W. Hamilton, Hamilton & Squibb, LLP - Dallas, TX

3:15 pm

0.50 hr

The Division Order—Uses and Abuses—A Shield Not a Sword

A discussion of the origins, uses and the statutory provisions governing division orders.

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

3:45 pm

0.75 hr

Are We There Yet? The Beginning and the Termination of an Oil and Gas Lease

An examination of the commencement of the term of the lease and its termination.

Peter E. Hosey, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - San Antonio, TX

4:30 pm

0.50 hr

Joint Operating Agreement Subsequent Operations

Explore proposals for operations after the initial well,and a comparison of vertical and horizontal well issues with a brief look at the revisions to this provision in the new 2015 Model Form.

Michel E. Curry, Henry Resources LLC - Midland, TX

5:00 pm
Adjourn Fundamentals

UT Law CLE

2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Mark S. Berg
Pioneer Natural Resources
Irving, TX
J. Zach Burt
Mineral Management, Bank of Texas
Fort Worth, TX
Michel E. Curry
Henry Resources LLC
Midland, TX
W. John English Jr.
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Houston, TX
W. Timothy George
McGinnis Lochridge
Austin, TX
Eric R. Goodman
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Cleveland, OH
William D. (Bill) Griffin
Griffin Consulting
Houston, TX
Rhodes W. Hamilton
Hamilton & Squibb, LLP
Dallas, TX
Mark A. Havens
Texas General Land Office
Austin, TX
Peter E. Hosey
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
San Antonio, TX
Michael D. Jones
Jones Gill LLP
Houston, TX
Elizabeth "Becky" Miller
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Austin, TX
William W. Pugh III
Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Shonnie L. Daniel—Director
Calpine Corporation
Houston, TX
Michael E. McElroy—Co-Director
McElroy, Sullivan, Miller, Weber & Olmstead, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Jonathan D. Baughman
McGinnis Lochridge
Houston, TX
Kevin M. Beiter
McGinnis Lochridge
Austin, TX
William B. Burford
Kelly Hart
Midland, TX
Gregory C. Cox
Locke Lord LLP
Houston, TX
Frank N. Cusimano III
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
Houston, TX
Monika Ehrman
The University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
W. John English Jr.
Baker & Hostetler LLP
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
Lisa K. Vaughn Lumley
Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP
Fort Worth, TX
Kathleen E. Magruder
BP Energy Company
Houston, TX
M.C. Cottingham Miles
Martin & Drought, P.C.
San Antonio, 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, APLC
Houston, TX
Ernest E. Smith
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Gregory J. Smith
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
George A. Snell III
Snell Law Firm
Amarillo, TX

UT Law CLE

2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.25 hrs
Legal Specialization(s): Administrative Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, 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
7.25 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.  
Louisiana
7.25 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 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.
Ohio
7.25 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
8.50 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)
7.25 hrs
Registered Landman (AAPL)
7.25 hrs
Registered Professional Landman (AAPL)
7.25 hrs
TX Accounting CPE
8.50 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
7.25 hrs
Legal Specialization(s): Administrative Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, 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
7.25 hrs
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.
Louisiana
7.25 hrs
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
7.25 hrs
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.
Oklahoma
8.50 hrs
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.

Other Credit

Certified Professional Landman (AAPL)
7.25 hrs
Registered Landman (AAPL)
7.25 hrs
Registered Professional Landman (AAPL)
7.25 hrs
TX Accounting CPE
8.50 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.

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.25 hrs
Legal Specialization(s): Administrative Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, 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
7.25 hrs
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.
Louisiana
7.25 hrs
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
4.00 hrs
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.
Oklahoma
8.50 hrs
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.

UT Law CLE

2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Apr 8, 2016
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group (5-9 ppl) early registration: Apr 6, 2016
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group (10 or more ppl) early registration: Apr 6, 2016
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 8, 2016
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Apr 11, 2016
    $50 processing fee applied

Live Webcast

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 8, 2016
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Apr 11, 2016
    $50 processing fee applied

Webcast Replay

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 6, 2016
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 9, 2016
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Hotel / Venue

Houston

Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

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

Accommodations

$199 room rate good through March 22, 2016 (subject to availability). 

Parking Information

$10 daily self-parking; $16 overnight self-parking; $16 valet daily parking; $27 valet overnight

UT Law CLE

2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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