University of Texas School of Law
2018
Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Houston Apr 19, 2018 Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
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Live Webcast Apr 19, 2018
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PRESENTED BY
The University of Texas School of Law
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (OGERL)

EVENT SPONSORS
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Locke Lord LLP


SPONSORS
Jackson Walker LLP
McElroy, Sullivan, Miller
Weber, LLP
McGinnis Lochridge
Santoyo Moore Wehmeyer P.C.
Scott Douglass & McConnico LL
 

UT Law CLE

2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Program Features
The 2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or seasoned 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, and perpetuation and termination; 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 44th 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

2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

10/23/18
Schedule

Thursday Morning

Presiding Officer:
Katy Pier Moore, Santoyo Moore Wehmeyer PC - San Antonio, TX

7:30 am

Houston Only

Fundamentals Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

0.75 hr

Drilling Contracts and Master Services Agreements

Drilling contracts and service contracts are the most common agreements involved in oilfield operations and risk allocation issues. Focus on getting the right indemnity and insurance provisions for your company and avoiding potential pitfalls involving enforceability and indemnity structure. Learn about specific concerns relating to use of the IADC Onshore Drilling Contract form.

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

9:15 am

0.75 hr

A Primer on Marketing Oil and Gas

Discussion of the basic concepts associated with a producer’s marketing of its oil and gas production, including overviews of (a) the applicable provisions of UCC Article 2, (b) the basic provisions of the Conoco general terms and conditions applicable to sales of crude oil as well as the standardized LEAP “master” form agreement for crude oil and refined petroleum products, (c) the provisions commonly found in contracts for the purchase of natural gas by gatherers and processors, as well as by gas marketers utilizing the standardized NAESB “master” form agreement for natural gas, and (d) applicable regulatory principles.”

Michael P. Pearson, Jackson Walker LLP - Houston, TX

10:00 am
Break

10:15 am

0.75 hr ethics

Protecting the In-House Attorney Client Privilege

A practical overview of the attorney-client privilege as it applies to in-house counsel communications. Hear best practices for protecting communications, common pitfalls, and real world hot topics. Focus on “intermingled” legal and business communications, investigations, and multi-jurisdictional disputes, as well as discovery and litigation planning and management.

This session was originally scheduled on Thursday, April 19th at 12:20 p.m.

Jonathan R. Childers, Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP - Dallas, TX
Michael K. Hurst, Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP - Dallas, TX
Jervonne Newsome, Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP - Dallas, TX

11:00 am

0.50 hr

Understanding Revisions to The Texas General Land Office Lease Form

A brief history of classifications of state and a discussion on how recent trends in field rules, allocation wells, and valuation methods have impacted the State Lease form.

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

11:30 am

0.50 hr

Basic Causes of Action and Defenses in Litigating Land Titles

Find the right procedure and the right remedy to protect your client's rights.

Richard F. Brown, Brown & Fortunato, P.C. - Amarillo, TX

12:00 pm

Houston Only

Pick Up Lunch

Included in Fundamentals registration.

Thursday Afternoon

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

Thank You to Our Luncheon Sponsor

Baker & Hostetler LLP

12:20 pm

0.75 hr

What You Need to Know About the Railroad Commission of Texas

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

‚ÄčThis session was originally scheduled on Thursday, April 19th at 10:15 a.m.

Tim George, McGinnis Lochridge - Austin, TX

 
1:05 pm
Break

1:20 pm

0.75 hr

Are We There Yet - Beginning and Termination of the Oil and Gas Lease

Examine the commencement of the term of the lease and its termination.
 

Peter E. Hosey, Jackson Walker LLP - San Antonio, TX

2:05 pm

0.75 hr

A Bankruptcy Primer for the Practitioner

Review the rudiments of the powers of the Bankruptcy Court under Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code and the need for perfection of title and liens under Texas law; the asset sales process under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code with a focus on survival of pre-bankruptcy liens and obligations; and a preference action and an action asserting that a transaction was a constructive and actionable transfer in fraud of creditors.

Eric R. Goodman, Baker & Hostetler LLP - Cleveland, OH
W. John English Jr., Baker & Hostetler LLP - Houston, TX

2:50 pm
Break

3:00 pm

0.75 hr

Perfection and Recording: Practical Title Issues

The public records doctrine is the cornerstone for perfection of title, liens and security interests relating to oil, gas, and mineral interests. Hear about the public records doctrine, the electronic signature laws, the bona fide purchaser doctrine, and perfection of title, liens and security interests under traditional title law and the Texas Business and Commerce Code.

Jasper Mason, Baker & Hostetler LLP - Denver, CO
George A. Snell III, Snell Law Firm - Amarillo, TX

3:45 pm

0.50 hr

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

0.50 hr

Basic JOA

Discuss the purposes for a Joint Operating Agreement, its basic structure and issues that arise in its interpretation.
 

Jeff Weems, Staff Weems LLP - Houston, TX

4:45 pm
Adjourn Fundamentals

UT Law CLE

2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Richard F. Brown
Brown & Fortunato, P.C.
Amarillo, TX
Jonathan R. Childers
Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP
Dallas, TX
W. John English Jr.
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Houston, TX
Tim George
McGinnis Lochridge
Austin, TX
Eric R. Goodman
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Cleveland, OH
Mark A. Havens
Texas General Land Office
Austin, TX
Peter E. Hosey
Jackson Walker LLP
San Antonio, TX
Michael K. Hurst
Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP
Dallas, TX
Michael D. Jones
Jones Gill LLP
Houston, TX
Jasper Mason
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Denver, CO
Jervonne Newsome
Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP
Dallas, TX
Michael P. Pearson
Jackson Walker LLP
Houston, TX
William W. Pugh III
Liskow & Lewis
Houston, TX
George A. Snell III
Snell Law Firm
Amarillo, TX
Jeff Weems
Staff Weems LLP
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Katy Pier Moore—Chair
Santoyo Moore Wehmeyer PC
San Antonio, TX
Jeff Weems—Co-Director
Staff Weems LLP
Houston, TX
Kevin M. Beiter
McGinnis Lochridge
Austin, TX
J. Byron (Trace) Burton III
Uhl, Fitzsimons Jewett & Burton, PLLC
San Antonio, TX
Gregory C. Cox
EOG Resources, Inc.
Houston, TX
Frank N. Cusimano III
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
Houston, TX
Monika U. Ehrman
The University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
W. John English Jr.
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Houston, TX
Peter E. Hosey
Jackson Walker LLP
San Antonio, TX
Norma Rosner Iacovo
Tenaska Power Services Co.
Arlington, TX
Michael D. Jones
Jones Gill LLP
Houston, TX
Michael E. McElroy
McElroy, Sullivan, Miller & Weber, LLP
Austin, 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
Houston, TX
April Rogers
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Ernest E. Smith
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
George A. Snell III
Snell Law Firm
Amarillo, TX
Dick Watt
Watt Thompson & Henneman LLP
Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
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  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
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.  
Kansas
8.00 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law has applied for CLE approval with the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission (KSCLE). At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. A Notice of Accreditation/Affidavit will be provided at the conclusion of the conference. It is the responsibility of the attorney to complete and mail the Notice to the Kansas CLE Commission within 30 days after the program. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Louisiana
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
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.
New Mexico
6.50 hrs
North Dakota
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Ohio
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
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  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
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.
Pennsylvania
7.00 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive the Pennsylvania CLE Board Credit Request Form and approval documentation to self-report credit directly to the Pennsylvania CLE Board. 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

Certified Professional Landman (AAPL)
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Registered Landman (AAPL)
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Registered Professional Landman (AAPL)
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
TX Accounting CPE
8.60 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  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
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  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
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.
Kansas
8.00 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Louisiana
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
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
6.50 hrs
North Dakota
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Oklahoma
8.50 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
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.
Pennsylvania
7.00 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Other States
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
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 to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. 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 .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour. 

Other Credit

Certified Professional Landman (AAPL)
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Registered Landman (AAPL)
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Registered Professional Landman (AAPL)
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
TX Accounting CPE
8.60 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.

UT Law CLE

2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Apr 11, 2018
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 13, 2018
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Apr 16, 2018
    $50 processing fee applied

Live Webcast

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Apr 11, 2018
    Add $0 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 13, 2018
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Apr 16, 2018
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2018 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

$179 room rate good through April 2, 2018 (subject to availability). 

Book your room online here or call the reservations department at 855.463.3091 and reference the 2018 UT Law Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute. The reservations link will be active until the room block is full or the cutoff date of April 2, 2018, whichever comes first. 

Parking Information

Self-parking $10 daily; $16 overnight
Valet $16 daily; $25 overnight
(rates subject to change)
 

UT Law CLE

2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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