Energy Law

Oilfield Services 101: Drilling a Well

Hosted by the Oilfield Services Practice Committee

Webinar begins at 12:00 pm CST

Past Event

TX CLE Credit available

Details for connecting to the webinar will be sent after you register. If you registered but did not receive a link to participate in the webinar, please email Ryan Frome-Pezzulli.

Duration: 1 hour

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The IEL Oilfield Services Committee will be presenting a webinar on the topic of Drilling a Well. An industry expert will provide a basic overview of the process for drilling a well and will cover topics such as rig equipment and personnel, hoisting systems, rotary systems, circulation systems, and power systems. Additionally, two attorneys will speak about their involvement in litigation involving the drilling process and touch on how the law intersects with the oilfield services equipment and personnel. This is a great webinar for individuals seeking to learn about the oil and gas drilling process and litigation which may arise out of that process.

Webinar begins at 12:00 pm CST
Duration: 1 hour


Andrew Bell
Michelman & Robinson, LLP
Houston, Texas

Andrew Bell is a litigation attorney whose experience includes complex royalty and mineral interest cases and representing upstream and midstream oilfield companies in contractual, commercial, and personal injury disputes. 

Lindsay Contreras
Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Houston, Texas

Lindsay Contreras is a litigation attorney whose experience includes representing upstream and midstream entities in contractual, commercial, and personal injury disputes. 

Melvin Sinquefield, P.E.
Baker & O’Brien, Inc.
Houston, Texas

Melvin is a chemical engineer consulting as an expert witness with extensive experience in oil and gas exploration and production with deep expertise in safety and incident investigation.


  • $25 - Non-Member
  • $0 - IEL Members
  • $0 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
  • $0 - Law Student

TX CLE Credit

Texas Course Number 174163160. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours, of which no credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit.

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