Federal Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing and Development

  • Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA
  • February 15-17, 2022,

Federal Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing and Development

Registrations received through 1/18/2022 and after 1/18/2022 
RMMLF Member - $925/$1025
Nonmember - $1,125/$1,225
Government/Nonprofit - $725/$825
Law Professor Member - $825/$925
Senior Member - $825/$925
New Professional Member - $300/$400
RMMLF Student Member - $0

Please join us in New Orleans in February for this one-of-a-kind comprehensive course on the federal offshore leasing program. Last offered in 2018, this program is a unique opportunity for lawyers, landmen, and regulators to hone their knowledge of the complex legal framework governing this vital part of the nation’s energy industry. 

This course focuses on the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Department of the Interior’s regulation of the offshore oil and gas industry, and the primary agreements used in offshore oil and gas operations. The roles of other federal statutes and agencies will also be addressed. This course will be taught by practicing attorneys, Interior representatives, and others who are involved with offshore oil and gas operations on a daily basis. Topics include the jurisdictional battle over offshore oil and gas rights, Interior’s offshore leasing program, lease maintenance, assignments of offshore leases, the substantive law of coastal states as “surrogate” federal law, decommissioning liability, bonding, offshore bankruptcy issues, enforcement, administrative appeals, and more.

Planning Committee: 

JANA GRAUBERGER, Program Co-Chair, Shareholder, Liskow & Lewis, Houston, TX
AMY MILLER WALL, Program Co-Chair, Managing Counsel, Chevron, Covington, LA
MATT BALLENGER, Deputy Assistant Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
SARAH DICHARRY, Partner, Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA
ANNE-MARIE ROY, Associate General Counsel, Shell, Houston, TX
DONNA WARD, Managing Counsel, BP, Houston, TX


Risk Free Cancellations: Fully recognizing that every individual’s situation is in flux—between job losses, company travel freezes, etc.—our goal is to make it easier for you to attend the Offshore Course. As a result, we have implemented a risk-free registration. You may cancel your registration through February 1, 2022 for a full refund. After February 1, 2022 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 by the stated cancellation deadline and will be accepted by email only. 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 Risk Acknowledgment, Waiver, and Release


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 PCR 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 Offshore 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.