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Fall 2014 - Seminar: Oil & Gas: Current Issues

Smith, Ernest E

Course ID: 397S  Unique # 30010  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 3:45 pm - 5:35 pm JON 6.206
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

As the name of the seminar indicates, we will focus on current issues in oil and gas law.  These include, but are not limited to:  Fracking litigation and regulation in Texas and throughout the country; the pros and cons of the highly controversial TransCanada Keystone Pipeline,including the common carrier issue; the explosion of litigation over mineral titles, including especially construction of grants and reservations in deeds executed when it was almost universally assumed that the lease royalty would always be 1/8; Railroad Commission decisions involving the allocation doctrine and grants of forced pooling against unleased tracts; interpretation of horizontal severance clauses in leases and lease assignments; litigation involving whether contracts to lease or assign a lease are or are not binding; modifications of the accommodation doctrine, and other issues that may arise during the course of the semester.

Related Course Areas
Cases & Masterials on Oil and Gas Law - 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