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Jul 6
2022

AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice - III

Speakers

George R. Shultz, CPL

Location

Virtual Meeting - Online

Credits

1.00 CEUETHICS

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This presentation will utilize AAPL's newly produced vignettes while taking you through a series of scenarios that often occur to industry professionals.

Misuse / Commingling of Funds Fraud / Breaking the Law Fraud / Forgery
Jul 7
2022

Structuring a Deal: Negotiations Strategy and Technique

Speakers

Marita G. Morris, CPL

Credits

5.00 CEU 1.00 CEUETHICS

Time

07:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AAPL’s Structuring A Deal: Negotiation Strategy and Technique Seminar is designed for land professionals involved in negotiating deals and contracts in the oil and gas industry and includes negotiations for oil and gas leases, surface agreements, rights-of-way, mineral acquisitions, farm-ins, trades, AMIs, assignments (producing and non-producing), and mergers and acquisitions.
Learn steps to prepare for effective negotiating, how to move through blocks and barriers in communication, overcoming issues that may arise, staying on target and getting more deals signed. The course includes counter tactics, knowledge and tools that are easy to use and implement.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
-Preview Project Example Negotiations – Past Deals
-Identifying Initial Project Financial Parameters
-Setting and Meeting Financial Goals
-Project Valuation – What is it Really Worth – Time and Money
-Understanding Engineering Terminology and Application to Value
-Things to Consider Prior to Negotiations – Initial Due Diligence
-Developing Negotiating Points from the Seller’s and Buyer’s Points of View
-Understanding & Identifying Project Risks
-Working the Problem = win-win Solutions for Success
-Price Factoring
-Negotiating Workshop

Jul 8
2022

Solar Lease Fundamentals

Speakers

Phillip Guerra, CPL

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Description

*Please note time listed is Central Daylight Time*

Course Level: Intermediate

This webinar will focus on the essential components of most solar lease agreements, including term sheets, option to lease agreements, solar lease agreements, mutual use surface agreements between an oil and gas lessee and a solar developer, and surface waiver and non-interference agreements for mineral owners.

Improve your ability to convey the meaning and intent of various terms and provisions to prospective landowners, mineral owners, or for your company if they are approached by a solar developer. Enhance your understanding of frequently encountered lease terms and co-conditions (both Lessor and Lessee friendly) by reviewing example forms.

Example Solar Term Sheet Agreement Example Solar Option to Ground Mount Lease Agreement Example Solar Ground Mount Lease Agreement Example Mutual Use Surface Agreement Example Surface Waiver and Non-Interference Agreement
Jul 12
2022

Joint Operating Agreements

Speakers

Dorsey T. Roach, CPL

Credits

7.00 CEU

Time

08:00 AM - 04:15 PM

Description

COURSE LEVEL:  Advanced

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement is one of the most essential contracts employed by the oil and gas industry. Every oil and gas professional involved in the drilling of wells needs to have a basic understanding of the AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement, especially the rights, duties and obligations of the operator, as well as those of the non-operators. Dorsey Roach, CPL, frequent lecturer for AAPL and nationally recognized operating agreement expert, will be the instructor for this seminar.

COURSE TOPICS:
-History of Operating Agreements
-Comparison & Review of all AAPL Model Form 610 JOA’s
-Handling Interests of Parties in Costs and Production
-Title Examination
-Operator Rights & Duties
-Operations – Initial Well & Subsequent Operations
-Consequences for Non-Participation
-Completion & Re-Completion of Wells
-Plugging & Abandonment of Wells

Jul 13
2022

Excel 101: Tips & Tricks for Landmen

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

You spoke and we listened! In the 2020-2021 AAPL membership survey, the desire for increased free education opportunities was requested. If you are a member, you can register now for this webinar and claim your education credit free of cost!

Jul 19
2022

Solar Lease Fundamentals

Speakers

Phillip Guerra, CPL

Credits

3.00 CEU

Time

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Description

*Please note time listed is Central Daylight Time*

Course Level: Intermediate

This webinar will focus on the essential components of most solar lease agreements, including term sheets, option to lease agreements, solar lease agreements, mutual use surface agreements between an oil and gas lessee and a solar developer, and surface waiver and non-interference agreements for mineral owners.

Improve your ability to convey the meaning and intent of various terms and provisions to prospective landowners, mineral owners, or for your company if they are approached by a solar developer. Enhance your understanding of frequently encountered lease terms and co-conditions (both Lessor and Lessee friendly) by reviewing example forms.

-Example Solar Term Sheet Agreement
-Example Solar Option to Ground Mount Lease Agreement
-Example Solar Ground Mount Lease Agreement
-Example Mutual Use Surface Agreement
-Example Surface Waiver and Non-Interference Agreement

Jul 20
2022

Asserting Dominance: Do Renewable Developers Have to Accommodate Oil & Gas Surface Use?

Speakers

Bradley Gibbs

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This is a live webinar offering.

This course will examine emerging issues that arise when developing renewable facilities in the oil patch. We will cover mineral severances, the dominant estate theory, the accommodation doctrine, some lessons learned in the Midway Solar case, and best practices moving forward.

Jul 27
2022

Pipelines and Easements

Speakers

Bradley Gibbs

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This webinar will be an overview of the various types of express and implied easements, including pipeline easements, and some of the issues and provisions you will encounter when dealing with sophisticated surface owners.
Aug 3
2022

Current Issues in Louisiana Oil and Gas Law

Speakers

Patrick Schenkel

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This is a live webinar offering.

This webinar will highlight recent developments in oil and gas law in Louisiana. Kiefaber & Oliva LLP attorney Patrick Schenkel will cover the basics of a mineral servitude and forced pooling in Louisiana. The session will also discuss the recent changes in case law regarding the Louisiana Risk Fee Statute.

Aug 16
2022

Solar Lease Fundamentals

Speakers

Phillip Guerra, CPL

Credits

3.00 CEU

Time

01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Description

*Please note time listed is Central Daylight Time*

Course Level: Intermediate

This webinar will focus on the essential components of most solar lease agreements, including term sheets, option to lease agreements, solar lease agreements, mutual use surface agreements between an oil and gas lessee and a solar developer, and surface waiver and non-interference agreements for mineral owners.

Improve your ability to convey the meaning and intent of various terms and provisions to prospective landowners, mineral owners, or for your company if they are approached by a solar developer. Enhance your understanding of frequently encountered lease terms and co-conditions (both Lessor and Lessee friendly) by reviewing example forms.

-Example Solar Term Sheet Agreement
-Example Solar Option to Ground Mount Lease Agreement
-Example Solar Ground Mount Lease Agreement
-Example Mutual Use Surface Agreement
-Example Surface Waiver and Non-Interference Agreement

Aug 24
2022

Leasing Under Texas Roadways

Speakers

Bradley Gibbs

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This webinar will explore common matters related to roadway and mineral ownership, highlight the historical context and cover practical guidelines on how to proceed when faced with roadway leasing obstacles.
Aug 25
2022

Surface Use and Access

Speakers

George R. Shultz, CPL

Credits

5.00 CEU 1.00 CEUETHICS

Time

08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Description

COURSE LEVEL: Basic/Overview

OVERVIEW:
Surface Use and Access designed to familiarize land professionals with surface rights and the myriad issues associated with acquiring, exercising, and preserving those rights. It focuses on why, when, what rights may be needed, and how to research and protect existing rights. It discusses a variety of surface-related contracts and their use. There is commentary on easement valuation, damage claim investigation and resolution, and the challenges of governmental permitting. Finally, it examines the criticality of building relationships with regulatory agencies and the public.

Sep 13
2022

Solar Lease Fundamentals

Speakers

Phillip Guerra, CPL

Credits

3.00 CEU

Time

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Description

*Please note time listed is Central Daylight Time*

Course Level: Intermediate

This webinar will focus on the essential components of most solar lease agreements, including term sheets, option to lease agreements, solar lease agreements, mutual use surface agreements between an oil and gas lessee and a solar developer, and surface waiver and non-interference agreements for mineral owners.

Improve your ability to convey the meaning and intent of various terms and provisions to prospective landowners, mineral owners, or for your company if they are approached by a solar developer. Enhance your understanding of frequently encountered lease terms and co-conditions (both Lessor and Lessee friendly) by reviewing example forms.

-Example Solar Term Sheet Agreement
-Example Solar Option to Ground Mount Lease Agreement
-Example Solar Ground Mount Lease Agreement
-Example Mutual Use Surface Agreement
-Example Surface Waiver and Non-Interference Agreement

Sep 14
2022

Navigating Mineral & Royalty Disputes

Speakers

Robert Kiefaber

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This webinar will provide an overview of several common mineral and oil & gas litigation issues. Specifically, it will address disputes between operators and non-operators under a joint operating agreement (JOA), including the removal of the operator and the types of actions that may arise under a JOA. This webinar will also address several common claims involving mineral and royalty interests. Additionally, the webinar will address strategies for resolving royalty disputes, interpleader actions, and mineral receiverships.
Sep 26
2022

Royalty Deductions

Speakers

Marlin K. Brown, CPL

Credits

3.00 CEU

Time

01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Description

COURSE LEVEL: Intermediate

OVERVIEW:
Get the full ‘how-to’ for safely sharing costs downstream of the wellhead with royalty and ORRI owners. Learn which costs are deductible, how to fairly calculate those costs, and how to avoid litigation. Find out how to save your company tens of thousands monthly with this proven method.

Sep 28
2022

Over and Under Payment of Royalties

Speakers

Robert Kiefaber

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This session will focus on resolving issues when a royalty owner may have been over or under paid at the expense of another royalty owner. This webinar will explore the liability of operators and royalty owners in multiple jurisdictions. Finally, the webinar will explore when a royalty owner or operator may recover or recoup over or underpayments.
Oct 5
2022

AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice - IV

Speakers

George R. Shultz, CPL

Location

Virtual Meeting - Online

Credits

1.00 CEUETHICS

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This presentation will utilize AAPL's newly produced vignettes while taking you through a series of scenarios that often occur to industry professionals.

Professional Conduct / Substance Abuse Felony Conviction Professional Conduct / Gender Bias / Sexual Harassment

 

Oct 18
2022

Solar Lease Fundamentals

Speakers

Phillip Guerra, CPL

Credits

3.00 CEU

Time

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Description

*Please note time listed is Central Daylight Time*

Course Level: Intermediate

This webinar will focus on the essential components of most solar lease agreements, including term sheets, option to lease agreements, solar lease agreements, mutual use surface agreements between an oil and gas lessee and a solar developer, and surface waiver and non-interference agreements for mineral owners.

Improve your ability to convey the meaning and intent of various terms and provisions to prospective landowners, mineral owners, or for your company if they are approached by a solar developer. Enhance your understanding of frequently encountered lease terms and co-conditions (both Lessor and Lessee friendly) by reviewing example forms.

-Example Solar Term Sheet Agreement
-Example Solar Option to Ground Mount Lease Agreement
-Example Solar Ground Mount Lease Agreement
-Example Mutual Use Surface Agreement
-Example Surface Waiver and Non-Interference Agreement

Oct 26
2022

Deduction of Post-Production Expenses

Speakers

Robert Kiefaber

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This webinar will review the background of deduction of post-production expenses, highlight recent case law regarding the deduction of post-production expenses, and discuss the different legal approaches used in various jurisdictions.
Oct 27
2022

Joint Operating Agreements

Speakers

Dorsey T. Roach, CPL

Credits

7.00 CEU

Time

08:30 AM - 04:15 PM

Description

COURSE LEVEL:  Advanced

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement is one of the most essential contracts employed by the oil and gas industry. Every oil and gas professional involved in the drilling of wells needs to have a basic understanding of the AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement, especially the rights, duties and obligations of the operator, as well as those of the non-operators. Dorsey Roach, CPL, frequent lecturer for AAPL and nationally recognized operating agreement expert, will be the instructor for this seminar.

COURSE TOPICS:
-History of Operating Agreements
-Comparison & Review of all AAPL Model Form 610 JOA’s
-Handling Interests of Parties in Costs and Production
-Title Examination
-Operator Rights & Duties
-Operations – Initial Well & Subsequent Operations
-Consequences for Non-Participation
-Completion & Re-Completion of Wells
-Plugging & Abandonment of Wells

 

Nov 1
2022

Held by Production and Royalty Issues

Speakers

Robert Kiefaber

Credits

6.00 CEU

Time

08:30 AM - 04:45 PM

Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

AAPL’s Held By Production course is designed to discuss the HBP status of a lease from two perspectives:
1) The state regulatory statutes and
2) The terms in the oil and gas lease.
It is also designed with the in-house and title landman in mind as it pertains to putting a lease block together or making an acquisition or divestiture of production and/or oil and gas leasehold. The information is presented in a generalized fashion rather than focusing on any one state, although certain situations in individual states will be discussed from an example point of view.

Nov 9
2022

Appalachia Caselaw Update

Speakers

Josh Abrams

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This is a Live Webinar offering.

This course will cover recent caselaw in Appalachia. A particular emphasis will be placed on: (1) "production in paying quantities" under an oil and gas lease, (2) "contractual" remedies available to a lessee prior to an oil and gas lease being abandoned, and (3) the Ohio Marketable Title Act and Dormant Mineral Act, amongst other relevant cases and updates for the oil and gas industry.

Nov 16
2022

Managing Your Lease When Production Ceases

Speakers

Robert Kiefaber

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

I.  Overview

II. Constructive Production

      A.  Production in Paying Quantities

      B.   Shut in royalties, minimum royalties and other types of constructive production

III.  Temporary Cessation of Production

IV.  Complete Cessation of Production

Nov 29
2022

Solar Lease Fundamentals

Speakers

Phillip Guerra, CPL

Credits

3.00 CEU

Time

01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Description

*Please note time listed is Central Standard Time*

Course Level: Intermediate

This webinar will focus on the essential components of most solar lease agreements, including term sheets, option to lease agreements, solar lease agreements, mutual use surface agreements between an oil and gas lessee and a solar developer, and surface waiver and non-interference agreements for mineral owners.

Improve your ability to convey the meaning and intent of various terms and provisions to prospective landowners, mineral owners, or for your company if they are approached by a solar developer. Enhance your understanding of frequently encountered lease terms and co-conditions (both Lessor and Lessee friendly) by reviewing example forms.

-Example Solar Term Sheet Agreement
-Example Solar Option to Ground Mount Lease Agreement
-Example Solar Ground Mount Lease Agreement
-Example Mutual Use Surface Agreement
-Example Surface Waiver and Non-Interference Agreement

Dec 7
2022

AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice - V

Speakers

George R. Shultz, CPL

Location

Virtual Meeting - Online

Credits

1.00 CEUETHICS

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This presentation will utilize AAPL's newly produced vignettes while taking you through a series of scenarios that often occur to industry professionals.

Professional Conduct / Unfiled Mining Claims Fraud Discrimination Conflict of Interest / Professional Conduct

 

Dec 14
2022

Mechanics of Washout Provisions

Speakers

Joshua Peterson

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This is a live webinar offering.

By surrendering an oil and gas lease a "washout" can extinguish certain non-operated working interests and overriding royalty interests. This presentation will focus on the mechanics of washout transactions and anti-washout clauses.

Dec 21
2022

Oil and Gas Caselaw Update

Speakers

Robert Kiefaber

Credits

1.00 CEU

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

This is a live webinar offering.

The webinar will address recent caselaw covering interpretation of instruments, oil and gas lease provisions, nonparticipating royalty interests, production in paying quantities, deductions of post-production expenses and other recent oil and gas cases.