Energy Law

Oil & Gas Law Short Course


Houston, Texas, USA

Past Event

MCLE Credit will be available

Doubletree Hilton Houston Downtown
400 Dallas Street
Houston, Texas 77002

SOLD OUT - Please email to have your name put on the waiting list. 

Registrar: +1.303.321.8100
Fax: +1.303.321.7657


Presented by the Institute for Energy Law, the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

The Oil and Gas Law Short Course presents the fundamentals of, and practical training in, important areas of oil and gas law, leasing, contracting, conveyancing, and regulation. The faculty consists of leading law professors and oil and gas practitioners.

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Course materials will be presented through lectures, drafting exercises, and workshops by eleven leading law professors and oil and gas practitioners. Topics covered include exploration and production operations; ownership, capture, and correlative rights; conservation regulation; oil and gas leases – function and classification, defining what is granted, and duration of the grant; implied covenants; royalties; division orders; drilling contracts; pooling and unitization; local regulation; split estates; environmental regulations; common interested; joint operating agreements; farmout agreements; marketing; ethical issues, and taxation.

This course is essential for attorneys, landmen, paralegals, government employees, and others who are relatively inexperienced in the legal and/or land problems of the oil and gas industry. More experienced individuals often attend this course as a comprehensive review and update. The course provides 32.25 hours of CLE/CPL credit, including 2.25 hours of ethics.

Enrollment is limited, and paid registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee includes substantial course materials, coffee breaks, and a hosted reception. Please note that course materials cannot be purchased separately. This course has sold out months in advance for the past decade.

Hotel Information

The Doubletree by Hilton Houston Downtown, 400 Dallas Street, Houston, Texas 77002 has blocked rooms for this course until October 6 at the rate of $185 single/double per night. A limited number of government rate rooms also are available. Ask for the special rates for Oil and Gas Law registrants. For reservations, contact the Doubletree at:

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CLE Credit

Foundation Institutes are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states, the AAPL, NADOA and NALTA, and other professional organizations. Attorneys from certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. The course consists of approximately 32.25 hours of continuing education, including 2.25 hours of ethics. You must let us know at least 30 days in advance of the conference the states or organizations for which you will need credit (see registration form). RMMLF is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

CPE Credit

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: There are no prerequisites and no advance preparation is required to attend this course. The delivery method is Group–Live, and up to 38 CPE credits are available, including 2 ethics credits. The program level is “overview.”

Other Information

Cancellation Policy

Refunds, less a $50 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by 3:00pm on Friday, October 3, 2014. No refunds will be given thereafter, although substitution of attendees may be made by contacting RMMLF. A written request must follow a telephone cancellation. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive a set of the course materials. For questions on refunds, complaints, and/or program cancellations, please contact our office at 303.321.8100.

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