University of Texas School of Law
2020
Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Live Webcast Mar 26, 2020
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In response to current events, UT Law CLE has suspended the live, in-person 46th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute and Fundamentals program. We are working on providing an alternative format for the program that will enable currently registered attendees to meet their MCLE requirements. We will notify all participants via email and will post regular updates on our website regarding this conference. Please contact our Customer Service Team at service@utcle.org if you have specific questions or need additional information.
 
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
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP

SPONSORS
Jackson Walker
Locke Lord LLP
​McElroy, Sullivan, Miller & Weber, LLP

UT Law CLE

2020 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Program Features
UT Law CLE'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 features sessions on production and marketing; royalty disputes; co-tenancy; division orders; JOA; maintaining the secondary term of the lease; general surface usage; an overview of the Texas Railroad Commission; and more. Continue on to the 46th 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

2020 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

3/28/20
Schedule

Thursday Morning

Presiding Officer:
Ronnie Blackwell, Exxon Mobil Corporation - Spring, TX

8:30 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:40 am

0.75 hr

Railroad Commission Regulation and Practice Update

Address the recent changes in regulation of the oil and gas, and pipeline industries in Texas, with emphasis on issues regarding permitting of producing wells, the transfer of inactive wells, saltwater disposal well permitting, good faith claim to title disputes, natural gas flaring exceptions, and pipeline regulations.

Glenn E. Johnson, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP - Austin, TX

9:25 am
5-Minute Break

9:30 am

0.75 hr

You Have an Oil Well, Now What?

Eddie Chiles once said, “If you don’t have an oil well, get one.” But what comes next? Is that revenue check correct? Are production volumes properly allocated? Bashed by an offset well? A review of issues encountered during the life of an oil or gas well.

Michael L. Wiggins, William M. Cobb & Associates, Inc. - Dallas, TX

10:15 am
5-Minute Break

10:20 am

0.75 hr

Emerging and Re-emerging Issues in the Use of the Surface for Oil and Gas Operations

Explore the nature and extent of the implied easement to use the surface, and a framework for analyzing the accommodation doctrine. Also hear a survey of emerging and re-emerging issues involving conflicting uses of the surface estate, including saltwater disposal operations, hunting operations, and subsurface easements. 

Austin W. Brister, McGinnis Lochridge - Houston, TX

11:05 am
5-Minute Break

11:10 am

0.50 hr

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 Porter Crawford & Crawford LLP - Houston, TX

11:40 am
Break for Lunch (30 Minutes) - Presentations Resume at 12:10 p.m.

Thursday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
Ronnie Blackwell, Exxon Mobil Corporation - Spring, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

Thank You to Our Sponsor

12:10 pm

0.75 hr ethics

Communication with Opposing Counsel and Landowners

Common law rules, the fields of tort and contract, as well as rules of professional ethics, govern a lawyer’s or landman’s negotiations on behalf of a client.  By remaining mindful of these rules, including how the rules differ depending on whether you are negotiating with opposing counsel or a landowner, you can stay out of trouble and better serve your client.

Keith B. Hall, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center - Baton Rouge, LA

 
12:55 pm
5-Minute Break

1:00 pm

0.75 hr

Post-Production Royalty Disputes

With the ubiquity of custom oil and gas leases with complex royalty clauses, this presentation will discuss common post-production disputes that arise under these clauses and Texas courts’ recent attempts to resolve those disputes.

Ricardo E. Morales, Person, Mohrer, Morales, Boddy, Garcia & Gutierrez PLLC - Laredo, TX

1:45 pm
5-Minute Break

1:50 pm

0.50 hr

Introduction of Co-Tenancy Accounting

An overview of the rights and obligations of mineral cotenants with regard to one another where there is no agreement between them, with particular focus on how a developing cotenant must account to an unleased or uncommitted mineral cotenant who does not participate in the cost of operating.

William B. Burford, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP - Midland, TX

2:20 pm
5-Minute Break

2:25 pm

0.50 hr

Midstream 101: A Primer on Understanding Midstream Contracts and Identifying Key Issues

Explore midstream transactions and the contracts commonly utilized in the industry to gather, transport, and process oil and gas. Work through commercial and regulatory considerations and key issues when drafting midstream contracts.

Jesse S. Lotay, Jackson Walker LLP - Houston, TX
Co-Author:
Yenmi Tang, Jackson Walker, LLP - Houston, TX

2:55 pm
5-Minute Break

3:00 pm

0.75 hr

JOA Negotiation: Operator and Non-Operator Perspectives

Review key provisions of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen 610 Model Form Operating Agreement from both the operator’s and non-operator’s perspectives.

Scott Lansdown, XTO Energy Inc. - Spring, TX
Co-Author:
Jeff Weems, Staff Weems LLP - Houston, TX

3:45 pm
5-Minute Break

3:50 pm

0.75 hr

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over: Maintaining a Lease During the Secondary Term Under a Variety of Lease Provisions

An overview of how a lease is perpetuated during the secondary term under a variety of lease provisions, such as continuous operations, shut-in, dry-hole, reworking, pooling, continuous development, force majeure, paying quantities, and other common savings clauses.    

Paul B. Westbrook, Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C. - Fort Worth, TX

4:35 pm
5-Minute Break

4:40 pm

0.50 hr

Marketing Contracts

A quick primer on practices for marketing crude oil and natural gas.

Thomasine Lowry Pantazis, ConocoPhillips Company - Houston, TX

5:10 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2020 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Austin W. Brister
McGinnis Lochridge
Houston, TX
William B. Burford
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Midland, TX
Keith B. Hall
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Glenn E. Johnson
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Austin, TX
Michael D. Jones
Jones Gill Porter Crawford & Crawford LLP
Houston, TX
Scott Lansdown
XTO Energy Inc.
Spring, TX
Jesse S. Lotay
Jackson Walker LLP
Houston, TX
Ricardo E. Morales
Person, Mohrer, Morales, Boddy, Garcia & Gutierrez PLLC
Laredo, TX
Thomasine Lowry Pantazis
ConocoPhillips Company
Houston, TX
Yenmi Tang
Jackson Walker, LLP
Houston, TX
Jeff Weems
Staff Weems LLP
Houston, TX
Paul B. Westbrook
Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C.
Fort Worth, TX
Michael L. Wiggins
William M. Cobb & Associates, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Planning Committee

Ronnie Blackwell—Chair
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Spring, TX
Gregory C. Cox—Co-Chair
EOG Resources, Inc.
Houston, TX
Jonathan D. Baughman
McGinnis Lochridge
Houston, TX
Kevin M. Beiter
McGinnis Lochridge
Austin, TX
J. Byron (Trace) Burton III
Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett, Burton, Wolff & Rangel, PLLC
San Antonio, TX
Brandon Durrett
Dykema Cox Smith
San Antonio, TX
Monika U. Ehrman
The University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
W. John English Jr.
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Houston, TX
Jorge I. Gutierrez
Reed Smith LLP
Dallas, TX
Norma Rosner Iacovo
Tenaska Power Services Co.
Arlington, TX
Michael D. Jones
Jones Gill Porter Crawford & Crawford LLP
Houston, TX
Carroll G. Martin
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Austin, TX
Michael E. McElroy
Austin, TX
Ricardo E. Morales
Person, Mohrer, Morales, Boddy, Garcia & Gutierrez PLLC
Laredo, TX
David Michael Patton
Locke Lord LLP
Houston, TX
Michael P. Pearson
Houston, TX
William W. Pugh III
Liskow & Lewis
Houston, TX
Rachel Reese
R. Reese & Associates
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
Amarillo, TX
Jeff Weems
Staff Weems LLP
Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2020 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
7.20 hrs  |  0.70 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 State Bar of New Mexico within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
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
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
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
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
​PLEASE NOTE: for Louisiana, the maximum that an attorney can claim for an online course is 4.00 hours. 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
7.20 hrs  |  0.70 hrs Ethics
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.
North Dakota
7.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Ohio
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
9.00 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

2020 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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