University of Texas School of Law
2019
Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Houston Mar 28, 2019 Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
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WEBCAST Mar 28, 2019
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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
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP

SPONSORS

Jackson Walker LLP
Locke Lord LLP
McElroy, Sullivan, Miller & Weber, LLP
McGinnis Lochridge
Santoyo Moore Wehmeyer P.C.

UT Law CLE

2019 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 opens with the definitive primer on how to drill an oil or gas well and continues with sessions on the Rule of Capture, Texas Title Examination Standards, oil and gas interests and conveyancing, the Joint Operating Agreement, voluntary pooling and unitization, and the Railroad Commission. Also learn all you need to know about an oil and gas lease with a four-session series, including classification, royalty and other clauses and implied covenants.

Continue on to the 45th 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

2019 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

8/17/19
Schedule

Thursday Morning

Presiding Officer:
Gregory C. Cox, EOG Resources, Inc. - Houston, TX

7:30 am

Houston Only

Fundamentals Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

0.50 hr

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

Hear 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

The Rule of Capture, Correlative Rights and Principles of Conservation

Examine the effects of the Rule of Capture, and discuss well spacing, production limitations, pooling and unitization, and related environmental regulation. Hear a description of agency rules and regulations, rule-making and adjudication procedures, along with a 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

1.00 hr
0.25 hr ethics

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.

John Beckworth, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
Materials By:
Owen L. Anderson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

11:00 am

0.75 hr

Texas Title Examination Standards: Introduction and Practical Exercises

Take a look at the use of Title Examination Standards to address common defects, exceptions, and errors found in the chain of title to land. Explore the language of the standards, times when they are applicable, and the commentary of applicable law for each standard. Take part in a few practical examination exercises using actual situations encountered in title examination.

Allen D. Cummings, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

11:45 am

Houston Only

Pick Up Lunch

Included in Fundamentals registration.

Thursday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
Gregory C. Cox, EOG Resources, Inc. - Houston, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

Thank You to Our Luncheon Sponsor

Baker & Hostetler LLP

12:05 pm

0.75 hr

Overview of Railroad Commission Regulations

Review the important Railroad Commission rules and the recent amendments to the rules.

Brian R. Sullivan, PE, McElroy, Sullivan, Miller & Weber, LLP - Austin, TX

 
12:50 pm
Break

1:05 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

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. Royalty terms in the lease such as "market value at the well" or "amount realized" establish how the royalty payor must measure and calculate royalty, and what post production costs can be allocated to the lessor interest. Review some of the principal phrases used to describe such obligations and how the Texas courts have interpreted them, and examine how that same language has been interpreted differently in other jurisdictions. Also analyze the impact of division and transfer orders and royalty payment statutes on royalty obligations contained in the lease.

Tara Righetti, University of Wyoming College of Law - Laramie, WY

1:50 pm

1.00 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Oil and Gas Conveyancing and Interests in Oil and Gas

Explore 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

2:50 pm

0.75 hr

The Oil and Gas Lease, Part III: Implied Covenants

Examine the law of implied covenants, including the duties imposed, elements necessary to establish a claim, and remedies and defenses available.

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

3:35 pm
Break

3:45 pm

0.50 hr

Voluntary Pooling and Unitization

Review voluntary pooling as authorized in an oil and gas lease which allows the lessee to combine acreage under one lease with acreage underlying adjacent tracts. Also, explore the voluntary unitization statute in Texas under which the Railroad Commission approves field‑wide units, which may combine acreage from numerous tracts and leases for the purpose of enhanced recovery or re-pressuring operations.

Carroll G. Martin, Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP - Austin, TX

4:15 pm

0.50 hr

The Oil and Gas Lease, Part IV: Other Clauses

Review 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.

Thomas A. Daily, Daily & Woods, P.L.L.C. - Fort Smith, AR

4:45 pm

0.75 hr

The Joint Operating Agreement (JOA)

Hear 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, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law - Dallas, TX

5:30 pm
Adjourn Fundamentals

UT Law CLE

2019 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Owen L. Anderson
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
John Beckworth
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Laura H. Burney
St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Allen D. Cummings
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Frank N. Cusimano III
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
Houston, TX
Thomas A. Daily
Daily & Woods, P.L.L.C.
Fort Smith, AR
Keith B. Hall
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA
John S. Lowe
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX
Carroll G. Martin
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Austin, TX
Patrick H. Martin
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Tara Righetti
University of Wyoming College of Law
Laramie, WY
Brian R. Sullivan, PE
McElroy, Sullivan, Miller & Weber, LLP
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Gregory C. Cox—Chair
EOG Resources, Inc.
Houston, TX
Katy Wehmeyer—Co-Chair
Santoyo Moore Wehmeyer PC
San Antonio, TX
Kevin M. Beiter
McGinnis Lochridge
Austin, TX
J. Byron (Trace) Burton III
Uhl, Fitzsimons Jewett & Burton, PLLC
San Antonio, 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 Porter Crawford and Crawford LLP
Houston, TX
Kathleen E. Magruder
BP Energy Company
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 Frank & Carver LLP
Houston, TX
Jeff Weems
Staff Weems LLP
Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2019 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
8.00 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
8.00 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
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
8.00 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
8.00 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 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
8.00 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Ohio
8.00 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
9.50 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
8.00 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)
8.00 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Registered Landman (AAPL)
8.00 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Registered Professional Landman (AAPL)
8.00 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
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.  

MCLE Credit

Texas
8.00 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
8.00 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
Louisiana
8.00 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
8.00 hrs  |  0.75 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
8.00 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Oklahoma
9.50 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
8.00 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Other States – Expected
8.00 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. 

UT Law CLE

2019 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Mar 20, 2019
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group Special 1 early registration: Mar 20, 2019
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group Special 2 early registration: Mar 20, 2019
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Mar 22, 2019
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Mar 25, 2019
    $50 processing fee applied

WEBCAST

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Mar 22, 2019
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Mar 25, 2019
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2019 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

$172 room rate good through March 6, 2019 (subject to availability). Reference "UT Law 2019 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law" when you make your reservation. 

Parking Information

$10 daily self-parking; $16 overnight self-parking; $16 valet daily parking; $25 valet overnight 

UT Law CLE

2019 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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