Special Institute on

Drafting and Negotiating the Modern Oil & Gas Lease

  • Denver, Colorado
  • May 3-4, 2018 with an optional half-day on May 2

The oil and gas lease is the most fundamental of all oil and gas agreements—it protects both the lessor’s real property interests and ensures the lessee’s rights to drill and develop the leased lands. In an era of advancing technology and uncertainty in market conditions, lessors and lessees alike are focusing more time and attention on negotiating the details of oil and gas leases. Landmen, title attorneys, in-house counsel, and other practitioners in the industry need a deep working knowledge of the oil and gas lease.

This Special Institute will provide two days of extensive discussion, analysis, and insights into the components of both the more common and the less frequently used oil and gas lease provisions, including practical tips for drafting provisions to avoid litigation and to further the intent of the parties involved.

Less-seasoned lawyers, landmen, and others wanting a refresher on the basics of the oil and gas lease should come early for the optional half-day Nuts and Bolts of the Oil & Gas Lease session that will be taught by a distinguished oil and gas law professor from the University of Houston.

Experienced attendees will benefit from deeper insights into cutting-edge topics, while resource professionals who are relatively new to the practice will benefit from the experience of our distinguished speakers. We hope you can join us in Denver to continue the tradition of valuable educational and networking opportunities provided by this 15th institute in our Oil & Gas Agreement series.

Continuing Education Credit

The two-day course consists of approximately 12.5 hours of continuing education, including 1 hour of ethics. The optional half-day consists of an additional 2.75 hours of continuing education. 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. Foundation conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states and Canadian provinces, the AAPL, and various professional organizations. Attorneys from certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. The Foundation is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

Earlybird Discount

Cutoff date for discounted registration fees: April 11, 2018