39th Annual Oil & Gas Law Short Course

  • Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston, Texas
  • October 17-21, 2022

39th Oil & Gas Law Short Course

October 17-21, 2022 | Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston, Texas


Registration Pricing - Early Bird pricing ends 11:59 pm on September 19, 2022 | Registration Closes 10/13/2022 at 5:00 PM MDT

Pricing – (Through 9/19/22 – After 9/19/22)  
FNREL/IEL/EMLF Member - $995/$1,095
AAPL Member - $715/$815
Non-Member - $1,395/$1,495
Government Agency - $715/$815
Non-Profit Organization - $715/$815
Student Member - $150/$250


The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (FNREL), the Institute for Energy Law (IEL), and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) are again co-sponsoring the live, in-person 39th Annual Oil and Gas Law Short Course with our newest co-sponsor, the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)  in Houston, Texas. 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, see our upcoming courses. 

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 federal oil and gas lease management and operations.

Join us in Houston for this unique course – 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 practice or work in the oil and gas industry or related fields. The course provides 30.5 hours of continuing legal education or AAPL credit, including 2 hours of ethics. The registration fee includes substantial course materials, coffee breaks, and a hosted reception. Course materials are made available exclusively for course registrants. 

Registration Cancellations: Refunds, less a $50 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by 3:00 pm Mountain time on Friday, September 30, 2022. No refunds will be given thereafter, although substitution of attendees may be made by contacting FNREL. Cancellations must be made in writing or email to info@fnrel.org. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive a link to the written materials. 

This program is only being offered in an in-person format. Your registration fee includes access to the electronic course materials. Short courses happen on an annual basis and are therefore not recorded. 

COVID Risk Acknowledgment, Waiver, and Release:
COVID-19 and its variants have created a heightened degree of personal risk and responsibility in participating in this event. You are strongly urged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending this event. The sponsors will follow those 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 that may be mandated for the event (regardless of whether federal, state, or local laws mandate the use of such practices), which may include, without limitation, health screenings, masking, distancing, or other precautions; (3) agree to monitor your own health status and not attend the event if you are symptomatic or believe for any reason you have COVID-19; and (4) waive and forever release and discharge the sponsors and its 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.