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South Texas College of Law Houston

31st Annual Energy Law Institute presented by the Harry L. Reed Oil & Gas Law Institute at South Texas College of Law Houston

Papers and Presentations from the 31st Annual Energy Law Institute presented by the Harry L. Reed Oil & Gas Law Institute at South Texas College of Law Houston 

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

Current Issues Under the Louisiana Law of Oil & Gas
Patrick S. Ottinger/Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C.

Technology Trends & Issues for Shale Operators, The History of the U.S. Permian Basin: A Miracle of Technological Innovation
Joe Dancy/OU College of Law

Ethics #1: Tell Them You’re a Lawyer-Communication & Arbitration Ethics
Odean Volker/Haynes & Boone

Working Interest Disputes
Michael Sanders

Production Sharing Agreement & Allocation Wells
Greg Mathews, Chevron

Appalachian Update (Presentation), The Big XII (Paper)
Andy Graham/Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Pooling, Unitization, and Community Leasing
Chris Halgren/McGinnis Lochridge

Fracturing in Texas and Beyond/GR&M, A Brief Look at the Law of Hydraulic Fracturing in Texas and Beyond
Paul Yale/Brooke Sizer

Panel Discussion: Allocation Wells & PSA Permitting/Drilling
Phillip Jordan/GR&M Mandy Selber/Rockcliff Energy; Kelli Kenney/MSMW; Shandy Robl/BP

Ethics #2 The Unethical Landman
Drew Potts/Kirby, Mathews & Walrath

Recent Developments in Nuisance Law (Presentation), Nuisance Cases Against Energy Companies in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Other Areas with Significant or Developing Oil and Gas Exploration
Michael Mazzone, Haynes and Boone

Title Due Diligence, Acquisitions, Due Diligence and Title
Randy Sadler, Sadler and Associates

Land Use Issues in Oil & Gas Practice
Prof. Matt Festa, South Texas College of Law Houston


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Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
Houston Bar Association Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Section