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2018 Gas and Power

The 17th Annual Gas and Power Institute features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements. The Institute also provides essential information and resources on the latest industry and market climate. 2018 Institute highlights: Federal Energy Policy and Regulation Update explores topics identified for FERC action in 2018 and what will likely top the Commission’s agenda for early 2019. Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update provides an update on recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries. Hear a forecast of hot topics for the upcoming legislative session and what impact there might be on the electric and gas industry. Learn the latest on how gas and power companies compete and comply with a host of cyber-security concerns including blockchain applications, smart contracts, virtual currency, new data privacy standards, and more! Hear updates on M&A deals in the midstream sector and insights on what is “market” in midstream M&A transactions. Learn about Emerging Technologies in the Retail and Wholesale Electric Power Markets. A panel of industry experts provide insight on such topics as the ERCOT reserve margins, price formation and scarcity, the next steps for the PUC, and much more. The Mexico Update, provides insight on how the implementation of energy reform under TPP, NAFTA 2.0, ETI and ICSID will create new challenges and opportunities in 2018 and beyond. Earn up to 2.25 hours of ethics credit. more

2018 Live Conference coming up Sep 20 in Houston. Info and registration »
2018 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.



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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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2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

The 2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or seasoned 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, and perpetuation and termination; risk allocation; division orders; drafting for subsequent operations in the JOA; redetermination, perfection, and bankruptcy in the oil field; title opinions for all stages of production; an overview of the Texas Railroad Commission; and more. 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. more



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2018 Renewable Energy Law

Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisors, and key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff.   2018 highlights include: A stellar collection of Washington Energy experts, including Dan Simmons, Abigail Ross Hopper, Tom Kiernan and more join Keith Martin in a roundtable discussion on current federal energy policy impacting renewable energy. What’s New at the federal level affecting the renewable energy market. The latest updates on FERC, PUC and ERCOT. Insight on M&A Trends in Renewable Energy, and Due Diligence and M&A for Clean Energy Projects. Updates on front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter storage. Valuable information on Community Solar, Distributed C&I PPAs, Innovative Insurance and Risk Management Products, and much more. more

2019 Live Conference coming up Jan 28 in Austin. Info and registration »
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Parker C. Fielder
2017 Oil and Gas Tax

Join leading members of the oil, gas and energy tax community—including senior government officials, IRS staff, corporate energy and tax counsel, and members of the energy tax bar—at the 14th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference. This nationally recognized event is a unique collaboration between The University of Texas School of Law and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS, and provides an exchange of views and perspectives between the private sector and the Service. The 2017 program features a sophisticated array of presentations, panels, and discussions on current energy taxation issues, including: An Opening Presentation on The Global Energy Challenge and How the U.S. Fits Keynote Presentation by IRS LB&I Commissioner, Doug O’Donnell In depth discussion on Capital Cost Recovery An analysis of Oil and Gas Investment Vehicles, including price and profitability issues and tax reform issues Select domestic tax issues: Partnership Allocation Issues, plus Tax Issues for Distressed Companies International tax issues: Current Issues in International Tax for the General Practitioner; in-depth discussion of International Tax Planning Issues; and International Compliance Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Tax A discussion on the latest developments and impacts of LB&I’s campaign audit strategy on the energy sector 1 hour Ethics on recent developments in the area of the regulation of tax practice and tax ethics Multiple networking opportunities, including the Thursday Evening Attendee Reception If your work involves energy taxation law or finance, don’t miss this exceptional educational and networking event. more




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2017 Gas and Power

The 16th Annual Gas and Power Institute features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements. With essential information on the latest industry and market climate, the Institute also provides a must-have set of materials and resources. 2017 Institute highlights: Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update provides highlights from the 85th Texas Legislative Session and updates on recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries. Todd Filsinger, Filsinger Energy Partners, provides an Overview of the U.S. Power Markets and the Impacts of Market Structures. Lisa Tonery and Adam Wenner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, provide insight on how the new FERC chairman and commissioners will redirect the future of electric power and natural gas regulation. Phil Lookadoo, Haynes and Boone, LLP, delivers Dodd-Frank: President Trump’s Agenda Changes Everything, Or Does It? Craig R. Enochs, Reed Smith LLP, explores the challenges in preparing contracts for the purchase and sale of electric capacity. Meghan Griffiths, Jackson Walker, LLP, leads a panel on Meeting the Electricity Needs of Industrial and Large Commercial Customers. Rebecca Bollenbach, Essentia Advisory Partners, reviews Mexico’s power registration for retail power marketing and wholesale power trading, including the challenges that many have faced in navigating the process.  A panel of experts led by Norma Rosner Iacovo, Tenaska Power Services Co., presents How to Build an Energy Project in the Face of Activist Opposition 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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2017 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

UT Law'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, oil and gas interests, a four-session look at the oil and gas lease—classification, royalty valuation, implied covenants and other clauses—conveyancing, and the Joint Operating Agreement. more




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2016 Gas and Power

The 15th Annual Gas and Power Institute features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements. It, offers essential information on the latest industry and market climate and provides a must-have set of materials and resources.   2016 Institute highlights: Chris Reeder, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX, provides Texas Case Law and Regulatory Updates that significantly affect the Texas gas and power industries. Hear a Federal Energy Policy update with James Hoecker, Hausch Blackwell LLP. Nicolas Borda, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Mexico City, provides a primer on the Mexican Energy Market and leads a panel of Mexican energy experts on Opportunities and Challenges of Implementing Gas and Power Projects in Mexico. Learn how new market dynamics are creating opportunities and challenges for both buyers and sellers as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) continues toward commoditization. An overview of the state of global cybersecurity, power industry cybersecurity, and what your company and legal teams can do to help. Craig R. Enochs, Reed Smith LLP, explores issues attorneys should be aware of when negotiating contracts with governmental entities and the ethical issues that can arise when doing so. Rebecca Rentz, Winstead PC, provides an update on methane regulations and air quality developments, including how 2016 ozone levels to date may impact EPA’s final ozone nonattainment designations. Hear a brief CFTC regulatory update, and peek into the future as we contemplate the potential impacts of this year’s presidential election, with Phil Lookadoo, Haynes and Boone, LLP. Gain insight into how bankruptcy is impacting the gas and power industry with A Bankruptcy Primer for Creditors and Contract Counterparties in the Gas and Power Industry and a panel presentation Bankruptcy In the Gas and Power Industry Enjoy earning two hours of ethics credit with our two unique and entertaining ethics presentations. The Institute is presented with the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and The Energy Bar Association. 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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2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

The 2016 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; redetermination, perfection and bankruptcy in the oil field; title opinions for all stages of production; an overview of the Texas Railroad Commission; and more. You might also be interested in the 42nd 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. more




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Parker C. Fielder
2015 Oil and Gas Tax

Join a nationally recognized faculty and members of the oil, gas and energy tax community—including senior government officials, IRS staff, corporate energy and tax counsel, and members of the energy tax bar—at the 13th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference. This event is a unique collaboration between The University of Texas School of Law and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS and provides an exchange of views and perspectives between private sector and the Service. more




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2015 Gas and Power

The 14th Annual Gas and Power Institute features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation and environmental requirements, offers essential information on the latest industry and market climate, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources.   2015 Institute highlights: Review of recent developments in the regulation of intrastate pipelines by the Texas Railroad Commission from James H. Barkley, Baker Botts, Houston, TX Kenneth Culotta, King & Spalding LLP, Houston, TX, moderates the Mexico Update panel–learn about updates regarding the Mexican energy reforms, with a focus on the status of reforms in the midstream gas sector Analyze the developments with the Clean Air Act and the practical and legal difficulties they create for both the regulated community and the regulators Randall Rich, Pierce Atwood LLP, Washington, DC, highlights key federal agency action on energy issues in the 2015 Federal Regulatory Update Examine the rules, restrictions and reporting obligations that apply to the export of LNG, crude oil, condensate and refined products with Jacob (Jake) Dweck, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington DC, JoAnn P. Marcell, Enterprise Products Partners L.P., Houston, TX, and Steven A. Porter, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity & Fossil Energy, Washington, DC Chris Reeder, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX, reviews important legislative developments, case precedent and regulatory decisions that affect the Texas gas and electric industries Hear former PHMSA Administrator, Cynthia Quarterman’s view of recent and upcoming changes to gas transportation regulations and laws The Institute is presented with The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and The Energy Bar Association. more




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2015 International Upstream Energy

Join leading members of the international energy sector—attorneys, corporate counsel, NOCs, IOCs and related industry experts—at International Upstream Energy for a practical analysis and advanced discussion on current and recurring issues involving international upstream energy transactions.    2015 highlights: Hear insights and legal strategies for challenging times ahead in the global oil and gas industry Peter Roberts, Andrews Kurth LLP, London UK, presents a lively and in-depth look at default provisions of the JOA—An Uncomfortable Balancing Act: Managing JV Relationships and JV Partner Defaults Learn about Mexico’s implementation of groundbreaking reforms in the upstream oil and gas sector with Carla Gabriela González Rodríguez, Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos, México, DF Cross-Border Labor and Employment Law Minefields, presented by Jordan W. Cowman, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Dallas, TX, is an entertaining and informative presentation of the most pressing international labor and employment law issues facing U.S.-based employers Focusing on the AIPN 2014 Unconventional Resources Operating Agreement, review key issues when negotiating a JOA for an unconventional oil and gas play FCPA/Anti-Corruption Compliance Update provides the facts and circumstances of recent cases, as well as practical implications and recommendations for modification/enhancement of anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures Arnold J. Johnson, Noble Energy Inc., Houston, TX, discusses some of the factors that are influencing ethics and professionalism in today’s global environment International Upstream Energy is presented by The University of Texas School of Law, The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (OGERL), and The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). more




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Primer:
2015 International Energy Projects Primer

This unique multidisciplinary primer, The Law, Science and Finance of International Energy Projects is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. The Primer is interactive, offers a high-level introduction to legal structures and agreements and the science and finance that underlie and drive international upstream energy projects, and provides substantive take-away materials. 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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2015 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

UT Law'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, oil and gas interests, a four-session look at the oil and gas lease—classification, royalty valuation, implied covenants and other clauses—conveyancing, and the Joint Operating Agreement. more




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2014 Gas and Power

The Gas and Power Institute offers essential information on the current industry and market climates in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulations, legislation and environmental requirements. 2014 Institute highlights: Mexico: The New Frontier panel discussion covers the reforms  to the Mexican Constitution and their consequences for the pipeline/midstream industries Commissioner Barry T. Smitherman provides an update on important developments at the Texas Railroad Commission Report from Rae McQuade, President of the North American Energy Standards Board, Inc., on the history of the evolution of the gas day from 1994 to current efforts to support today’s energy market Review significant federal regulatory changes over the past year, including issues relating to the shift away from coal to natural gas and renewables Learn the latest developments at both ERCOT and PUC relating to resource adequacy in the ERCOT market Former Director of the CFTC Enforcement Division, David Meister, gives his perspective on the Division’s use of Dodd-Frank authority 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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2014 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law 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. more




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2014 International Upstream Energy Transactions

Leading members of the international energy sector—attorneys, corporate counsel, NOCs, IOCs and related industry experts—provide practical analysis and advanced discussion on current and recurring issues involving international upstream energy transactions.  2014 program highlights include: A look at World Shale Gas Opportunities and Challenges Benefits and challenges of operating in an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) country and as an EITI supporting company An examination of shifting energy paradigms such as supply shifting, consumption demand shifting from developed to developing countries, and sources shifting from fossil to green/unconventionals Analysis of the issues involved in selling or otherwise monetizing an investment Discussion of the globalization of anti-corruption and anti-corruption drafting Overview of recent developments in Mexico’s oil and gas industry Analysis of ISO 22301 Standards and lessons learned from the Deep Water Horizon disaster and the In Amenas attack The importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Examination of attorney-client privilege across borders more




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Primer:
2014 International Energy Projects Primer

The Law, Science and Finance of International Energy Projects is a unique multidisciplinary primer that offers a high-level introduction to legal structures and agreements and the science and finance that underlie and drive international upstream energy projects. more




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Parker C. Fielder
2013 Oil and Gas Tax

This Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference is a unique collaboration between The University of Texas School of Law and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS: it provides an exchange of views and perspectives between private sector and the Service. The 2013 program opens with a sophisticated look at the reemergence of a domestic oil and gas industry including the effect of shale plays on the domestic energy market, and continues with presentations, panels, and discussions of current energy taxation issues including: Capital Cost Recovery: Expenses, Credits and Section 199, plus Tangible Assets and Environmental Remediation Oil and Gas Farmout Transactions: Planning for the Key Tax Issues in the Lifecycle of the Trade Domestic Tax Issues: Oil and Gas Tax Fundamentals, plus Like Kind Exchanges in the Energy Industry International Tax Issues: Foreign Tax Credit Issues for the Oil and Gas Industry, plus Transfer Pricing in the Oil and Gas Industry Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs)  Current Issues, Pitfalls and Best Practices Involving Audits, Controversies and Dispute Resolution for Taxpayers in the Oil and Gas Industry The program also features: IRS Chief Counsel William J. Wilkins with the keynote luncheon presentation, Current Issues in Tax Administration Hank Gutman, former Chief-of-Staff for the Joint Committee on Taxation and head of the Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services (LRS) group at Washington National Tax, delivering the keynote presentation on Business Tax Reform: What Happens Next? An hour of ethics credit: Ethics: Disclosing and Protecting Information, Responding for Information, Reporting Mistakes, and Related Practice Issues more



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2013 Gas and Power

The Gas and Power Institute features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation and environmental requirements, offers essential information on the latest industry and market climate, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. 2013 Institute highlights: Gain insight from TCEQ Chairman, Bryan W. Shaw, with his presentation on The State of Texas and Current EPA Regulations Learn about the issues and concerns facing both power generators and pipeline operators in light of the current natural gas infrastructure buildout Learn the latest information issued by the CTC relating to Title VII in Dodd-Frank Update Explore the DOE’s pending decision on proposed LNG export facilities and its potential impact Acquire Strategies for Buying Energy Assets in Bankruptcy Review the latest state and federal regulatory, legislative, and legal developments Earn up to 2.00 hours of Ethics 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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