Energy Law

Lithium and Other Minerals: What's Old Is New Again

Hosted by IEL’s Energy Transactions Practice Committee

Webinar begins at 11:30 am Central

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Duration: 1 hour

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Please join our experienced panel as they discuss recent developments with respect to the extraction of “other minerals” covered by the typical oil, gas and mineral lease. Topics will include (i) the recent importance of critical minerals to the energy transition, (ii) technical processes for extracting the minerals, (iii) inclusion (or not) of these minerals in an oil and gas lease and (iv) ways to structure potential acquisitions of these minerals.

Webinar begins at 11:30 am Central
Duration: 1 hour


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Zachary Oliva
Oliva Gibbs LLP
Houston, TX

Zack co-founded Oliva Gibbs in 2013 and currently serves as Managing Partner. His primary role at the firm is strategic planning. The decision to start the firm was driven by Zack’s desire to create a great company focused on the energy industry, with a passionate team of colleagues who share the goal of doing things better.

Zack has primarily worked with upstream operators and oilfield service companies on the drafting and negotiation of contracts, complex title issues, and the purchase and sale of assets across New Mexico, Ohio, and Texas. Additionally, entrepreneurs in the energy industry seek his assistance with business partnership issues such as negotiating complicated partnership dissolutions or exits, advising on key business milestones, and advising on issues between business partners. A lifelong student of investing, he offers a unique perspective to leadership teams and owners through the intersection of his legal background and his experience as a professional investor and founder of Oliva Partners Management LLC, a long-only value investment fund.

Outside of the office, Zack donates considerable time each year to mentoring entrepreneurs through his membership in the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) and other groups. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling, and practicing jiu-jitsu.

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Brad Gibbs
Oliva Gibbs LLP
Houston, TX

Brad represents clients in connection with upstream energy transactions, complex mineral titles, pooling issues, lease analysis, joint operating agreements, surface use issues, solar development and accommodation, title curative, and general oil and gas business matters. His primary focus is on North Dakota, Texas, and New Mexico.
Brad is active in numerous oil and gas and Landman industry associations and frequently speaks at energy conferences and events. He serves on the board of WHAPL and the HBA Energy Law Section. Brad is Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been recognized as a top-rated energy and natural resources lawyer in Houston since 2018.

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Keith B. Hall
Director of the Energy Law Center; Director of the Mineral Law Institute; Professor of Law
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Keith B. Hall is the Nesser Family Chair in Energy Law, Campanile Charities Professor of Energy Law, and John P. Laborde Endowed Professorship in Energy Law 3 and 4 at Louisiana State University, where he serves as Director of the Mineral Law Institute and as Director of the John P. Laborde Energy Law Center. He teaches Mineral Rights, International Petroleum Transactions, Civil Law Property, and Energy Law & Regulation.

Professor Hall is the co-author of three books on oil and gas law—THE LAW OF OIL AND GAS (a national casebook), INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM LAW AND TRANSACTIONS, and HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: A GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND REAL PROPERTY ISSUES. He also is an editor of THE REGULATION OF DECOMMISSIONING, ABANDONMENT AND REUSE INITIATIVES IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY, a book on decommissioning regulations around the world.

Professor Hall’s shorter publications have focused on oil and gas leases, joint operating agreements, pooling and unitization, hydraulic fracturing, carbon capture and storage. In addition to teaching at LSU, Professor Hall has taught energy law classes as a visiting professor at Baku State University in Azerbaijan, as a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and as an adjunct professor at Loyola School of Law.

Professor Hall serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Institute for Energy Law’s “Oil & Gas E-Report.” He is active in the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation), and the Association of International Energy Negotiators.

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Texas Course Number 174241579. 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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