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Fall 2014 - Oil and Gas

Smith, Ernest E

Course ID: 390  Unique # 29725  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 10:30 am - 11:20 am TNH 2.137
   Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:20 am TNH 2.137
   Thursday 10:30 am - 11:20 am TNH 2.137
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Wednesday, December 17    1:30 pm          A-K
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

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. 

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