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32nd Annual Energy Law Institute presented by the Harry L. Reed Oil & Gas Institute

Join us for the 32ndAnnual Energy Law Institute for Attorneys and Landmen, a two-day event packed with essential topics for all practitioners in the oil and gas industry.

Wednesday and Thursday, August 28-29, 2019

Attendees will hear from experts on the following:

  • Case Law and Statutory Updates from Across the USA
  • Recent Trends in LNG and Oil Pricing
  • The Past and Present of Oil and Gas Finance
  • The Latest on Executive Rights and Legal Descriptions

Obtain virtually all your MCLE hours in two days. You will obtain practical tools and techniques you can apply immediately to help best serve your clients and business for one of the lowest rates in Texas!

This program is accredited by the following organizations:

  • State Bar of Texas for 14 MCLE hours including 2.0 hours of legal ethics
  • American Association of Professional Landmen for 14 AAPL Recertification Credits including 2.0 ethics credits
  • National Association of Lease & Title Analysts for 12 CPLTA Credits including 2.0 ethics credits
  • National Association of Division Order Analysts for 14 CDOA credits

August 28, 2019: Day 1

7:45 a.m.  

Registration and Breakfast

 

8:15 a.m.  

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Michael F. Barry, President and Dean, South Texas College of Law Houston

 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  

Texas Case Law Update
William Burford, Kelly, Hart & Hallman

 

9:30 -10:30 a.m.  

History and Future of Oil & Gas Finance
Buddy Clark, Haynes & Boone, LLP

 

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  

Break
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10:45 -11:45 a.m.  

Eastern States Case Law Update
Andrew Graham, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC

 

11:45 a.m. – noon  

Break for Lunch Service
.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  

Ethics Topic #1: How to Conduct an Effective Internal Investigation
Marla Moore, Marla Moore, PLLC
(Working Lunch)

 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  

Recent Trends in LNG
David Lang, King & Spalding
Ben Summers

 

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.  

Afternoon Break
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2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  

Factors in the Price of Oil
Tom Seng, The University of Tulsa

 

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.  

The Latest on Subsurface Trespass in Texas
Monika Ehrman, OU College of Law

 

4:30 p.m.  

Adjourn
.

 

August 29, 2019: Day 2

 

8:00 a.m.

 

Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  

Legal Descriptions
George Snell

 

9:30 -10:30 a.m.  

Balancing the Interests of Lessors and Lessees with Pugh Clauses, Retained Acreage Clauses, and More
Ethan Wood, Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP

 

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  

Morning Break
.

10:45 -11:45 a.m.  

New Mexico Oil & Gas Law: A Legislative and Regulatory Update and Anticipation of What Lies Ahead
Adam Rankin, Holland & Hart, LLP

 

11:45 a.m. – noon  

Break for Lunch Service
.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  

Ethics Topic #2: “Malpractice”
Nancy B. Rapoport, William S. Boyd School of Law

 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  

Trends in Acquisition and Divestitures Panel
Philip Jordan, Crossing Rocks Energy, LLC (Moderator)
Shandy Robl, BP Steven Cobb, Troutman Sanders, LLP
Cody Carper, Willkie, Farr % Gallagher, LLP

 

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.  

Afternoon Break
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2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  

Executive Duties to the Non-Executives–Multijurisdictional
Chance Decker, Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP
Niloufar Hafizi, Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP

 

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.  

Licensing Issues for Landmen in Ohio
Zach Gaver, Kiefaber & Oliva, LLP

 

4:30 p.m.  

Adjourn
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$425 attorney licensed four years or longer – Register here

$325 attorneys licensed less than 4 years, Landmen, or non-attorney professionals – Register here

There is a $50 per registrant discount for groups that register 10 or more attendees – the group registrants coordinator must contact Ty Williams for discount registration information.

The Energy Law Institute for Attorneys and Landmen is held on campus.

South Texas College of Law Houston
1303 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002

Special rates are available for Energy Law Institute attendees at the Hotel Alessandra
$179 Standard Room
$259 Deluxe Room

Reservations can be made online via this link or by calling the reservations line at 844.204.5851 and asking for the South Texas College of Law Houston rate

For additional information, please email events@stcl.edu or call 713.646.2915

Click here to view papers and presentations from the 31st Annual Energy Law Institute (2018)