2024 Live Conference
coming up Apr 4 in Houston.
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3-5 weeks from conference date.
UT Law CLE and the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section is celebrating 50 years of the Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute! After 50 years, the Institute continues to be the definitive course for attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators, and landmen, and it brings together a distinguished faculty of academics and practitioners for presentations on the latest oil and gas developments.
In this 50th anniversary year, the Institute will now be a day and half program on April 4-5 in Houston, and covers an array of topics including:
The popular two-part Case Law Updates
Legislative and Regulatory Updates
Information on how the new business courts could impact oil and gas disputes
Coverage of MSA terms, service agreements, well born assignment updates, and much more
Plus, join faculty, planning committee, section members and attendees Thursday evening for the 50th Anniversary Celebration Reception.
All Institute attendees will also receive UT Law CLE's "15&3 Guarantee" that provides complimentary access to a bonus accredited eCourse and allows Texas attorneys to complete their annual MCLE reporting requirements with this one registration.
The Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute continues to be the definitive course for attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators, and landmen. The Institute brings together a distinguished faculty of academics and practitioners for presentations on the latest oil and gas developments.
2023 program highlights include:
Two-part Case Law Update showcasing recent decisions on oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics.
Examine recent cases across the country concerning subsurface property rights and hear a high-level account of the state of subsurface property law.
Devon v. Sheppard: Is Royalty Owed on Gross Proceeds or Gross Proceeds Plus?
Explore the use of equitable defenses in deed construction cases, and the application of Sun Oil to those defense.
Plus valuable information on the consequences of not complying with preferential rights to purchase, PPQ, surface conflicts between oil and gas and renewable energy developments and more.
Come a day early for Thursday's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners seeking a refresher.
The Institute 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.