Short Course on

Federal Oil & Gas Leasing



The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is offering two concurrent one-week Oil and Gas Short Courses in Westminster, Colorado, with the Oil and Gas Law Short course co-sponsored by the Institute for Energy Law and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation. These recurring programs, and the extensive materials utilized, are continually reviewed and updated by a group of practicing attorneys, landmen, and experienced law school professors to reflect the most recent developments in oil and gas law, leasing, regulation, and practice. These courses are designed for attorneys, landmen, paralegals, government employees, and others who are relatively inexperienced in the legal and/or land problems of the oil and gas industry, while more experienced individuals have found these courses to be of great benefit as a comprehensive review and update.

Because of the tremendous extent of federal land ownership in the western U.S., oil and gas exploration and production activities on public lands will necessarily play an integral part in satisfying the demand for increased domestic energy supplies from the standpoint of both consumption and national security. The need to conduct these activities in an environmentally sound manner, coupled with ever-increasing competing uses of the public domain, dictate that companies and individuals that seek to conduct oil and gas operations involving federal lands be properly equipped to navigate the federal leasing system.

This year’s faculty is comprised of experienced and well-known practitioners, together with top government officials, led by Gregory J. Nibert, a partner with Hinkle Shanor LLP in Roswell. Lectures and exercises will provide attendees with basic understanding of the federal oil and gas leasing system, regularly encountered issues involving federal oil and gas leases, and practical “nuts and bolts” solutions to avoiding or resolving those issues.

If you registered for the RMMLF webinar in September on "Fundamentals of Federal Oil & Gas Leases," contact to have the full amount of that registration fee applied to the Federal Leasing Short Course!

Continuing Education Credit

This course consists of approximately 26.75 hours of instruction. 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, and various professional organizations upon request. 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: October 1, 2019

Course Materials

The classroom presentations will be supplemented by extensive electronic materials that will be distributed at the start of the program.