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Ernest E. Smith
2020 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

2020 Live Conference coming up Mar 27 in Houston. Info and registration »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.



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Ernest E. Smith
2019 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law



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Ernest E. Smith
2018 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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. 2018 program highlights include: Professor Ernest E. Smith shares his thoughts and perspectives from his many years of work with the oil and gas industry. The Case Law Update reviews recent decisions dealing with oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics. Discuss the history and development of the proration unit as a regulatory tool, and the consequences of importing the term into oil and gas leases and contracts. Review the evolution of the regulatory and land-title process for PSA and Allocation Wells. Hear the latest on  Why and How to Recycle Oil and Gas Wastewater. Outline of the law of implied covenants, including duties imposed, standards applied, and remedies available. Plus information on surface use, decommissioning, P&A, executive rights and more. 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. more



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Ernest E. Smith
2017 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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. 2017 program highlights include: Professor Ernest E. Smith presents his annual Case Law Update. Bart W. Huffman, Reed Smith LLP, and Will R. Daugherty, Baker & Hostetler LLP, explore the ethical and legal obligations of attorneys and law firms to protect against cybersecurity threats including threats to client data and communications. Brian Sullivan, McElroy, Sullivan, Miller, Weber & Olmstead L.L.P., delivers the Railroad Commission Update. Matt Ray, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., presents on Gas Exports to Mexico during the luncheon presentation. J. Robert Goldsmith Jr., Goldsmith, Bogisch & Chaires, moderates a panel discussion of Legal and Regulatory Issues in Light of Current Drilling Technology with panelists Gregory S. Mathews, Chevron USA INC., and John B. McFarland, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody. Hear Fun New Ways for Density and Proration Rules to Bust Your Lease with Brandon Durrett, Dykema Cox Smith. 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. more




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Ernest E. Smith
2016 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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. 2016 program highlights include: Professor Ernest E. Smith's annual Case Law Update Review the state of the law on downhole trespass from hydraulic fracturing, trespass by drilling horizontally through unleased acreage, and tort actions from alleged groundwater contamination An update on royalty clause construction in Texas—with David Drez, Wick Phillips, Fort Worth, TX Kathleen Magruder, BP Energy Company, Houston, TX, reviews Regulatory and Legislative Developments Affecting Product Disposition Update from the Texas Railroad Commission, including statewide rules for UFT Fields, upgrades in special field rules for unconventional development and concerns about induced seismicity and earthquakes Discuss the New 2015 JOA, with Jeff Weems, Porter Hedges LLP, Houston TX Lisa Vaughn Lumley, Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP, Fort Worth, TX, moderates Recent Developments Involving the Conflicting Rights of Mineral Owners and Surface Owners, with William Bredthauer, Harris Finley & Bogle, P.C., Fort Worth, TX, and Dick Watt, Watt Thompson & Henneman LLP, Houston, TX You might also be interested in Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or 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.   more




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Ernest E. Smith
2015 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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.   2015 program highlights include: Professor Ernest E. Smith’s annual Case Law Update Review the state of the law on downhole trespass from hydraulic fracturing, trespass by drilling horizontally through unleased acreage, and tort actions from alleged groundwater contamination Analyze the evolution of royalty clauses and issues—past, present and future—with Dick Watt, Watt Beckworth Thompson & Henneman LLP, Houston, TX Review recent changes to the Railroad Commission rules, the Klotzman decision, RRC v. Roland Oil, and other important rules to remember Learn about evolving trends in Eminent Domain Law in Texas Friday’s Luncheon Presentation, The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040, by ExxonMobil Corporation’s Todd W. Onderdonk, discusses significant technology advances and our growing energy needs Examine the benefits and mechanics of hedging, commonly used hedging contracts, and practical considerations impacting hedging transactions Learn how PR and Legal can work together when facing a lawsuit or regulatory challenge more




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Ernest E. Smith
2014 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Celebrating 40 years, 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. 2014 program highlights include: Professor Ernest E. Smith’s annual Case Law Update Panel discussion of the Klotzman decision Exploring the New AAPL-610 Horizontal Model JOA Form Additional Insured Provisions in Oil and Gas Contracts: Lessons Learned from Deepwater Horizon Ethics: Multi-Jurisdictional Practices and the Unauthorized Practice of Law more




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Ernest E. Smith
2013 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Now in its 39th year, the Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute has earned the reputation of being the definitive course for attorneys in private practice, in-house counsel, E&P operators, and landmen. This year's conference brings together a distinguished faculty of both academics and practitioners for a full day of presentations covering the latest in oil and gas developments. 2013 program highlights include: Professor Ernest Smith's annual Case Law Update Current Surface Use Issues The Expanding Reach of Exculpatory Provisions and Releases in Asset Purchase and Joint Operating Agreements Use of Natural Gas for Power Generation Horizontal Wells and Commingling The Supreme Court and Landowner Condemnation-Industry and Landowner Perspectives Ethics: What Lawyers Can Learn About Professionalism and Communication from the Career of Abraham Lincoln more



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2012 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Now in its 38th year, the Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute has earned the reputation of being the definitive course for attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators, and landmen. This year’s conference brings together a distinguished faculty of both academics and practitioners for one day of presentations on the latest in oil and gas developments, including Professor Ernest Smith’s annual Case Law Update, as well as:      • Duties of Executive Right Holders—a review of the law after Lesley v. Veterans Land Board of the State         of Texas      • Perspectives on Water Usage in the Eagle Ford Shale—Dr. Darrell Brownlow’s luncheon presentation      • Lease Issues      • Ethical Issues Facing Counsel in Conducting the Internal Corporate Investigation      • Selected Federal Environmental Issues Affecting Texas Oil and Gas Industry Come a day early for Thursday’s Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners seeking a refresher. more



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2011 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Now in its 37th year, the Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute brings together all the major players in the field—attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators and landmen—for one day of presentations on the latest in oil and gas developments, including the traditional case law update by Ernest E. Smith. The 2011 program includes presentations by industry experts on oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico post-Macondo, environmental issues stemming from fracking, modifying oil and gas agreements to accommodate horizontal operations, liability issues under model form JOAs, and much more. The Institute in Houston concludes with the Annual Meeting of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section. Come a day early for Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law. more



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2010 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

In its 36th year, The Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Institute brings together all the major players in the field—attorneys, corporate lawyers, E & P operators and landmen—for one day of presentations on the latest in oil and gas developments, including the traditional case law update by Ernest E. Smith. The 2010 program includes presentations by industry experts on Sheppard, horizontal drilling, the emergence of shale gas, bankruptcy and the insolvent operator, and more. The Institute in Houston concludes with the Annual Meeting of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section. Come a day early for the Fundamentals of Oil, Gas & Mineral Law. more



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2009 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

In its 35th year, The Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Institute brings together all the major players in the field—attorneys, corporate lawyers, E & P operators and landmen—for one day of presentations on the latest in oil and gas developments, including the traditional case law update by Ernest E. Smith. The 2009 program includes presentations by industry experts on the Coastal v. Garza ruling, a look at conflicts between oil and gas operations versus wind operations, an examination of commodity prices, and a comparison of Texas and Louisiana oil and gas law. The Institute in Houston concludes with the Annual Meeting of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section. more



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2008 Oil, Gas and Mineral

Anchored by Ernest E. Smith’s popular case law update, the conference covers oil and gas developments in a focused one-day program. New trends—CO2 sequestration, financing transactions using net profit interests, and drafting royalty clauses within the context of current gas marketing arrangements—will join traditional topics such as surface access issues, adverse possession, surveying issues, and contractual-based remedies in oil and gas agreements. more



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2007 Oil, Gas and Mineral

This longstanding institute again features outstanding speakers and varied topics in the oil, gas and mineral law area, anchored by the annual case law update provided by the program’s namesake, Professor Ernest E. Smith. The program is designed to be of interest to lawyers, landmen and other land and energy professionals. In one focused day, the institute will cover a mix of traditional subjects and recent developments such as: • Duties owed by the executive to non-executive owners • Preferential rights and consent requirements • Common defenses in lessor-lessee litigation • Surface access (emphasis on urban areas) • Federal qui tam actions • Pending/recent Texas Supreme Court decisions on hydraulic fracturing • Shifting of cost obligations between a seller and buyer • Underground hydrocarbon storage in Texas • Title examiner issues • The recent boom—what’s different this time more



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2006 Oil, Gas and Mineral

This longstanding institute again features a slate of outstanding speakers and varied topics in the oil, gas and mineral law area, anchored by the annual case law update provided by the program’s namesake, Professor Ernest E. Smith. more



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2005 Oil, Gas and Mineral

This longstanding institute again features a slate of outstanding speakers and varied topics in the oil, gas, and mineral law area, anchored by the annual case law update provided by the program’s namesake, Professor Ernest E. Smith. more



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2004 Oil, Gas and Mineral

This annual one-day update for oil & gas attorneys and other industry professionals is co-sponsored with The Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more


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