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Answer Bar: Oil, Gas, and Energy Agreements and Contracting Essentials

Contains material from Apr 2015 to Apr 2019

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Session 1: Basic Joint Operating Agreements in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law - Discuss the purposes for a Joint Operating Agreement, its basic structure and issues that arise in its interpretation.

Session 2: 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.

Session 3: Update on Surface Use Agreements and Disputes - With the continuing expansion of the traditional and alternative energy sectors in Texas, surface use agreements must be carefully drafted in order to balance conflicting surface uses of the same property. Hear practical guidance for negotiating agreements and navigating disputes over shared use, including an update on recent cases affecting surface disputes.

Session 4: LNG Commercial Models and Challenges Update - Hear an overview of various LNG commercial models offered by first and second wave U.S. LNG export projects. Cover how the choice of project structure may affect the commercial model and marketing efforts.

Session 5: Hedging Oil and Gas Production An introduction to managing risks associated with the sale of oil and gas production. Examine the benefits and mechanics of hedging, commonly used hedging contracts, and practical considerations impacting hedging transactions.

Session 6: LIBOR and Letters of Intent - Market trends and issues regarding the replacement of LIBOR in transactional documentation and ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ or ‘best practices’ for the drafting of the document that typically is the precursor to any significant transaction – the letter of intent.

Session 7: The Digital Fin-Tech Revolution Continues - Listen to a discussion about how gas and power companies, and their lenders, compete and comply with cyber-security concerns. Review concerns including blockchain applications, smart contracts, virtual currency, new data privacy standards (e.g., EU’s GDPR), and fin-tech architects collaborating with regulators to provide “regulatory nodes” to give the government windows of real-time transparency into smart contracts, blockchains and commodity trading. “Isn’t that like inviting a vampire into your house?”

Session 8: Ethics in Contracting Issues - Using hypotheticals, this presentation focuses on a number of ethics issues that might arise in contracting situations. Can lawyers take advantage of privileged communications the adversary inadvertently sends them? Can lawyers receiving electronic documents look for hidden metadata the other side has not scrubbed? What duties do lawyers have in representing contracting parties, with regards to disclosing client confidences to prevent the adversary from being deceived about the clients' intent, or to correct the adversary's misunderstanding about the law, the contract's terms, or the adversary's scriveners error?

Session 9: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer - A practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms.
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Total Credit Hours:
6.50 | 2.50 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$225  

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1. Basic Joint Operating Agreements in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law (May 2018)

Jeff Weems

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 35 pgs
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 1 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 1:

Basic Joint Operating Agreements in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law (May 2018)

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

Originally presented at: Apr 2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Jeff Weems, Staff Weems LLP - Houston, TX

2. Drilling Contracts and Master Services Agreements (May 2018)

William W. Pugh III

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 51 mins
Audio (mp3) 51 mins
Paper (pdf) 43 pgs
Slides (pdf) 32 pgs

SESSION 2 — 51 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Drilling Contracts and Master Services Agreements (May 2018)

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.

Originally presented at: Apr 2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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

3. Update on Surface Use Agreements and Disputes (Apr 2019)

F. Parks Brown, Dana B. Deaton

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 22 pgs
Slides (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 3 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Update on Surface Use Agreements and Disputes (Apr 2019)

With the continuing expansion of the traditional and alternative energy sectors in Texas, surface use agreements must be carefully drafted in order to balance conflicting surface uses of the same property. Hear practical guidance for negotiating agreements and navigating disputes over shared use, including an update on recent cases affecting surface disputes.  

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

F. Parks Brown, Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett, Burton & Wolff, PLLC - San Antonio, TX
Dana B. Deaton, Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett, Burton & Wolff, PLLC - San Antonio, TX

4. LNG Commercial Models and Challenges Update (Oct 2018)

Monica Hwang

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Slides (pdf) 30 pgs

SESSION 4 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

LNG Commercial Models and Challenges Update (Oct 2018)

Hear an overview of various LNG commercial models offered by first and second wave U.S. LNG export projects. Cover how the choice of project structure may affect the commercial model and marketing efforts.

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Gas and Power Institute

Monica Hwang, King & Spalding - Houston, TX

5. Hedging Oil and Gas Production (Apr 2015)

Jesse S. Lotay, Daniel Nossa, Paul E. Vrana

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 24 pgs
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

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SESSION 5 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Hedging Oil and Gas Production (Apr 2015)

An introduction to managing risks associated with the sale of oil and gas production. Examine the benefits and mechanics of hedging, commonly used hedging contracts, and practical considerations impacting hedging transactions.

Originally presented at: Mar 2015 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Jesse S. Lotay, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - San Antonio, TX
Daniel Nossa, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Houston, TX
Paul E. Vrana, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Houston, TX

6. LIBOR and Letters of Intent (Oct 2018)

Ellen P. Pesch, Robert G. Stephens

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 50 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 6 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

LIBOR and Letters of Intent (Oct 2018)

Market trends and issues regarding the replacement of LIBOR in transactional documentation and ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ or ‘best practices’ for the drafting of the document that typically is the precursor to any significant transaction – the letter of intent.

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Gas and Power Institute

Ellen P. Pesch, Sidley Austin LLP - New York, NY
Robert G. Stephens, Sidley Austin LLP - Houston, TX

7. The Digital Fin-Tech Revolution Continues (Oct 2018)

Dickson C. Chin, Phil Lookadoo, Timothy J. Nagle

1.00 0.50 0.00 1.00 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 64 mins
Audio (mp3) 64 mins
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 7 — 64 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.50 ethics

Session 7:

The Digital Fin-Tech Revolution Continues (Oct 2018)

Discuss how gas and power companies, and their lenders, compete and comply with cyber-security concerns. Review concerns including blockchain applications, smart contracts, virtual currency, new data privacy standards (e.g., EU’s GDPR), and fin-tech architects collaborating with regulators to provide “regulatory nodes” to give the government windows of real-time transparency into smart contracts, blockchains and commodity trading. “Isn’t that like inviting a vampire into your house?” 

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Gas and Power Institute

Dickson C. Chin, Jones Day - New York, NY
Phil Lookadoo, Haynes and Boone LLP - Washington, DC
Timothy J. Nagle, US Bank - Washington, DC

8. Ethics in Contracting Issues (Apr 2018)

Tom Spahn

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 58 mins
Audio (mp3) 58 mins
Paper (pdf) 7 pgs
Paper (pdf) 54 pgs

SESSION 8 — 58 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 8:

Ethics in Contracting Issues (Apr 2018)

Using hypotheticals, this presentation focuses on a number of ethics issues that might arise in contracting situations. Can lawyers take advantage of privileged communications the adversary inadvertently sends them? Can lawyers receiving electronic documents look for hidden metadata the other side has not scrubbed? What duties do lawyers have in representing contracting parties, with regards to disclosing client confidences to prevent the adversary from being deceived about the clients' intent, or to correct the adversary's misunderstanding about the law, the contract's terms, or the adversary's scriveners error?

Originally presented at: Apr 2018 Health Law Conference

Tom Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP - Tysons, VA

9. Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer (Jul 2017)

Claude E. Ducloux, George W. Coleman

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 57 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Slides (pdf) 27 pgs

SESSION 9 — 57 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 9:

Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer (Jul 2017)

Engage in a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
George W. Coleman, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP - Dallas, TX