Energy Law

Shut-In Royalties and Production in Paying Quantities:

Protecting Your Lease in a Low Demand Environment

June 30, 2020

Webinar begins at 12:30 pm Central

Past Event

MCLE Credit will be available

Duration: 60 minutes

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On this live webinar, the presenters will analyze and explain two critical tools for producers to protect their leases, particularly in the secondary term, in the current low demand environment. They will first discuss shut-in royalty provisions and the traps and pitfalls that can prevent taking advantage of the provision, one of which is proof the lease is capable of producing in paying quantities. The presenters will then take a deeper dive into the case law around production in paying quantities. 

Webinar begins at 12:30 pm Central
Duration: 60 minutes

Details for connecting to the webinar will be sent after you register.


Michael Lennon
Mayer Brown LLP
Houston, Texas

Michael Lennon is a partner in Mayer Brown's Litigation & Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration practices and a member of Mayer Brown’s Oil & Gas Industry Team. Oil and gas disputes are a primary focus of his practice.

Christopher Watts
Mayer Brown, LLP
Houston, Texas

Christopher Watts is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate in Mayer Brown's Houston office. His practice focuses on civil litigation in state and federal courts, mediation and arbitration.


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  • $50 - Non-Member

MCLE Information

Texas Course Number 174089578. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1 credit hour, of which no credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit.

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