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Fall 2014 - Oil And Gas

Smith, Ernest E

Credit Hours: 3  Course ID: 390  Unique # 29725

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
MTTH10:30 - 11:20 amTNH 2.137
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Final Wednesday, December 17
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This course includes a study of various kinds of property interests that are commonly created in oil and gas and in the land from which they are produced.  Included are concepts as to the nature of a landowner's interest in oil and gas; the creation and duration of mineral leases; the rights and duties between lessor and lessee; the nature and characteristics of a mineral fee; the rights and duties between mineral and surface owners; the different kinds of royalty and mineral interests; the protection of interests in oil and gas properties against trespassers and wrongful claimants.  State regulation of drilling and production will also be covered.  The course will also cover issues raised by horizontal drilling and fracking. 

Textbooks
Cases & Materials on Oil and Gas - Lowe, Anderson, Smith, Pierce & Kulander
  West, edition: 6th
  ISBN: 978-0-314-28516-4   (required)
Forms Manual to Accompany Cases & Materials on Oil & Gas Law - Lowe, Anderson, Smith & Pierce
  West, edition: Latest
    (optional)