The Ethics of Oil and Gas Lease Negotiation

  • A Streaming Event
  • 12/5, 12PM AKST - 2PM MST - 3PM CST - 4PM EST


60 minute ethics presentation by Professor John Dzienkowski, followed by Question and Answer Session with the Speaker

Do attorneys and landmen have a duty of good faith and fair dealing in negotiating oil and gas leases? What must be offered before commencing a compulsory pooling action? Is it ethical to sell produced hydrocarbons in non-arms-length transactions? These questions and many others will be considered to guide oil and gas professionals on how to ethically negotiate a lease and prevent any disputes down the road, with references to the ABA Model Rules and the AAPL Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Continuing Education Credit

This course consists of approximately 1 hour of ethics credit. We are applying for credit with AAPL, Colorado, and Texas. Attorneys may apply on their own for CLE in other jurisdictions.

Registration Fees

Includes electronic course materials. Registrations will be accepted only when accompanied by a check, money order, credit card information, or wiring information. No registrations can be processed without payment.

Registration Cancellations

Refunds, less a $10 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by 3:00pm on Thursday, November 21, 2019. No refunds will be given thereafter, although substitution of attendees may be made by contacting the Foundation. Cancellations must be made in writing or email to [email protected]. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive a link to the written materials. 


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