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The 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; perfection of oil and gas interests; title opinions for all stages of production; an overview of the Railroad Commission of Texas; and more.

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Morning, Mar. 27, 2014
    Presiding Officer:
    Chris Aycock, Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC - Midland, TX
  • 8:35 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 8:45 am
    0.75 hr
    You Have Drilled Your Well, Now What?

    William D. Griffin, Griffin Consulting - Houston, TX

    Pitfalls to avoid when completing your well. Production and marketing of oil, natural gas and liquids, how that is accomplished and what to worry about while you are doing it.
  • 9:30 am
    0.75 hr
    Lease Perpetuation Issues

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

    An examination of the commencement of the term of the lease and its termination.
  • 10:15 am
    Break

  • 10:30 am
    0.50 hr
    Administering State Leases and Relinquishment Act Lands

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

    Classification of state lands and accompanying lease forms; plus key differences in maintaining a state oil and gas lease.
  • 11:00 am
    0.75 hr
    Implied Covenants

    Elizabeth N. Miller, Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

    A review of the law of implied covenants and its application to the oil patch.
  • 11:45 am
    Break

  • Thursday Afternoon, Mar. 27, 2014
    Presiding Officer:
    Chris Aycock, Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC - Midland, TX
  • 12:05 pm
    0.50 hr
    Horizontal Update: The Resurgence of the Permian Basin

    Scott D. Sheffield, Pioneer Natural Resources Company - Irving, TX

  • 12:35 pm
    Break

  • 12:45 pm
    0.75 hr
    What You Need to Know about the Railroad Commission

    W. Timothy George, McGinnis Lochridge - Austin, TX

    An overview of the oil and gas drilling, production, environmental and pipeline regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
  • 1:30 pm
    0.50 hr
    Basics: Perfection in the Oilfield

    W. John English Jr., Baker & Hostetler LLP - Houston, TX

    A general discussion regarding perfection of your client's interest, lien or security interest in oil, gas and other minerals.
  • 2:00 pm
    0.50 hr
    Same Title, Different Opinion

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

    A discussion of the various types, and differences between, title opinions utilized in all stages of the production of oil and gas.
  • 2:30 pm
    Break

  • 2:45 pm
    0.50 hr
    The Application of the Statute of Frauds in Oil and Gas Transactions

    Joe Fenley Flack III, Andrews Kurth LLP - Houston, TX

    An overview of the interaction between the Statute of Frauds and the practice of oil and gas law in Texas.
  • 3:15 pm
    0.50 hr
    Division Orders

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

    A discussion of the origins, uses and the statutory provisions governing division orders.
  • 3:45 pm
    0.75 hr
    Drilling Contracts and Master Service Agreements

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

    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 important pitfalls to avoid.
  • 4:30 pm
    0.50 hr
    Joint Operating Agreement: Subsequent Operations

    Michel E. Curry, Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC - Midland, TX

    Proposals for operations after the initial well, the rights, duties and expectations of the parties, and a comparison of vertical and horizontal well issues.
  • 5:00 pm
    Adjourn Fundamentals

Conference Faculty

Michel E. Curry

Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC
Midland, TX

W. John English Jr.

Baker & Hostetler LLP
Houston, TX

Joe Fenley Flack III

Andrews Kurth LLP
Houston, TX

W. Timothy George

McGinnis Lochridge
Austin, TX

William D. 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 N. Miller

Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

William W. Pugh III

Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Houston, TX

Scott D. Sheffield

Pioneer Natural Resources Company
Irving, TX

Planning Committee

Chris Aycock

Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC
Midland, TX

Jonathan D. Baughman

McGinnis Lochridge
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

Monika Ehrman

The University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK

W. John English Jr.

Baker & Hostetler LLP
Houston, TX

Ronald O. Holman

Holman Robertson Eldridge
Dallas, 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

Sarah Dotson Mathews

Husch Blackwell LLP
Kansas City, MO

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

J. Derrick Price

McGinnis Lochridge
Austin, TX

Gregory J. Smith

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

George A. Snell III

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
The Woodlands, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
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.
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.

Key Dates

Webcast – Mar 27, 2014
Conference Concluded
Webcast
Last day for cancellation (full refund): Mar 21, 2014
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Mar 24, 2014

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