38th Annual Oil & Gas Law Short Course

  • Westminster, Colorado
  • October 18-22, 2021

Pricing:

RMMLF/IEL/EMLF Member - $975
Landman / AAPL Member - $570
Nonmember - $1,200
Government Agency - $570
Nonprofit Organization (IRS tax-exempt status) - $570
Student - Full-Time, proof of status required - $100 

COVID Precautions: To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, all speakers and registrants must provide evidence that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR that they have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before the start of the event, or they will not be allowed to enter and participate in the event. To ensure a smooth registration process, fully vaccinated speakers and registrants are strongly encouraged to email a PDF copy or photo of their vaccination card to [email protected] at least 10 days before the start of the event. Otherwise, they should bring their vaccination card or negative test to the event. Other mandatory COVID precautions may be announced before the start of the event. For questions, contact Jaleen Edwards at [email protected].

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF), the Institute for Energy Law (IEL), and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) are once again co-sponsoring the live, in-person 38th Annual Oil and Gas Law Short Course with our new co-sponsor, the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). 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 topics, see our upcoming courses.

New This Year: Recognizing the hardship of the pandemic and its impact on budgets, we are lowering rates for members and nonmembers by 10%, lowering rates for government and nonprofit employees by 20% to only $570, and offering the same low $570 rate for landman who are AAPL members, an incredible value for a premier week-long course.

Topics covered 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; and new this year, federal oil and gas lease management and operations.

Join us in Colorado for the only course of its kind—a comprehensive educational opportunity along with the chance to network with others in the field!

This course is essential for attorneys, landmen, paralegals, government employees, and others who are relatively inexperienced in oil and gas law and land issues. More experienced individuals will benefit from a comprehensive review and update. The course provides 30.5 hours of continuing education credit, including two hours of ethics. The registration fee includes substantial course materials, coffee breaks, and a hosted reception. Please note that course materials cannot be purchased separately.

 
COVID RELEASE AND RELATED INFORMATION

Refund Policy
Fully recognizing that every individual’s situation is in flux, our goal is to make it easier for you to attend. As a result, we have implemented a risk-free registration. You may cancel your registration through October 8, 2021 for a full refund. After October 8, 2021 and before the first day of the event you may cancel your registration for a full refund minus a 10% administrative fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by the cancellation deadline. We apologize that we cannot issue any refunds on or after the first day of the event. No shows for the event will not receive a refund or credit.

 
COVID-19 Precautions and Other Terms
When you register you must agree to the following: 
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, all speakers and registrants must provide evidence that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR that they have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before the start of the event, or they will not be allowed to enter and participate in the event. To ensure a smooth registration process, fully vaccinated speakers and registrants are strongly encouraged to email a PDF copy or photo of their vaccination card to [email protected] with a reference to Oil and Gas Law Short Course at least 10 days before the start of the program. Otherwise, they should bring their vaccination card or negative test to the event. In addition, the course sponsors will follow the health and safety practices mandated by the host hotel and by applicable federal, state, and local authorities. Those practices will be determined close to the date of the event and may become more or less strict between registration and the event. By registering for and attending this event, you: (1) acknowledge the risks associated with COVID-19 and its variants; (2) agree to comply with any applicable health and safety practices and precautions that may be mandated for the event (regardless of whether federal, state, or local laws mandate the use of such practices),; (3) agree to monitor your own health status and not attend the event if you are symptomatic in any way or believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or its variants; and (4) waive and forever release and discharge the course sponsors and their present and former directors, officers, employees, agents, volunteers, and insurers from and against, any and all claims, demands, causes of action, liabilities, obligations, costs, expenses, and indemnities of every kind and nature, in law or in equity, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, arising out of or related to exposure to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 or its variants at or in connection with this event.

International Travel Information (as of May 24, 2021)

Per the latest CDC Guidelines, while fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting a Covid-19 test or having to quarantine, all international travelers entering the U.S. are still required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test prior to boarding. In addition, if you are an international traveler and you are not fully vaccinated, the testing and quarantine requirements will not allow you to attend this course.

These guidelines may change by the time of the course, and we will update this information as available. 

Continuing Education Credit: 

CLE Credit: This course consists of approximately 30.5 hours of continuing education, 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. Foundation conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states and Canadian provinces, the AAPL, NADOA and NALTA, and other 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.