Energy Law

39th Annual Oil & Gas Law Short Course


Houston, Texas, USA

Registration Open

MCLE Credit will be available

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Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027

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Registrar: +1.303.321.8100
Fax: +1.303.321.7657


The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (FNREL), the Institute for Energy Law (IEL), and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) are again co-sponsoring the live, in-person 39th Annual Oil and Gas Law Short Course in Houston, Texas. This is the only course of its kind: a one-week comprehensive, immersive oil and gas course, the majority of which is taught by oil and gas law professors from law schools throughout the nation along with a select few practitioners who are experts in their fields. This course focuses primarily on the principles of U.S. laws and state regulations. For in-depth treatment of international oil and gas, see our upcoming courses. 

Topics include:

  • Exploration and production operations
  • Ownership, capture, and correlative rights
  • Oil and gas leases
  • Royalties
  • Conveyancing
  • Division orders
  • Pooling and unitization
  • Conservation regulation
  • Local regulation
  • Participation agreements
  • Joint operating agreements
  • Drilling contracts
  • Marketing agreements
  • Environmental regulation;
  • Ethics
  • Federal oil and gas lease management and operations

Hotel Information

Room Reservations: The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Hotel, 2222 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027, has blocked rooms for this Short Course until September 20 at the discounted rate of $209 (single/double) per night. A limited number of government rate rooms also are available. For reservations, contact the hotel at:

Please contact if you have any problems making a reservation.

CLE Credit

This course consists of approximately 30.5 hours of continuing legal education or AAPL credit, including 2 hours of ethics. You must let us know, at least 45 days in advance of the conference, the states or organizations for which you will need credit (see registration form). Credit hours for states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. FNREL conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states and Canadian provinces, and various professional organizations. Attorneys from certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. FNREL is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

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