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When you purchase an on-demand webinar, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar video. Please login to AAPL’s website before clicking on the link then you will have access to the webinar for 1-year. You do need internet in order to watch the webinar, and you will not be able to download the webinar video to your computer. At the bottom of the webinar page there are instructions on how to enter your code to receive your recertification credits after you have watched the webinar. 

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2013 Annual Meeting Session - Bedrock of Success

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Darrell Noblitt

 

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2013 Annual Meeting Session - Comparative O&G Law

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: George Snell & Associates

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2013 Southwest Land Institute

Credits

6.00 CEU

Description

2013 Southwest Land Institute-Dallas, TX

Negotiations Legal Update: Recent Developments in Nonregulatory Oil and Gas Law Surface Use Agreements: Conflicts Between Severed Surface and Mineral Estates Improvement or Grounds for Litigations The Oil and Gas Lease Addendum Indemnification Agreements and Ethics

 

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2014 Utah Land Institute

Credits

7.00 CEU

Description

2014 Utah Land Institute- Solitude, UT

Negotiating Balancing Risk in Title Opinions Ethics AAPL Update Preston Nutter Ranch in UT Overview of Mineral Conveyancing Issues The Horizontal JOA
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2014 Annual Meeting Session - AAPL Operating Agreement and the Non-Paying Non-Op

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Paul G. Yale

 

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2012 Annual Meeting Session - Pooling in Resource Plays

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Allen Cummings, Law Offices of Allen D. Cummings

 

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Blowouts and Well Safety

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Casey Davis

 

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Capital Financing in Canada

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Cody Lee

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Communication as a Strategy

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Marlene Chism

 

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Dormant/Abandoned Mineral Rights

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: David Ganje

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Ethics

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Gary Lepine

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Hydraulic Fracturing and the Politics Involved

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Shawn Bennett

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Joint Ventures-Michael Byrd

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Michael Byrd

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2012 Annual Meeting Session - Lawsuits Related to Shale Gas Drilling

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Joshua Becker

 

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2012 Annual Meeting Session - Current Status of Leasing, Permitting & Operating Offshore

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Keith Couvillion

 

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2012 Annual Meeting Session - Downhole Problems

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Kelli Fereday

 

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Landman 411 Series- Conveyances

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

Drafting and Interpreting Deeds and Voluntary Conveyances

The Conveyances class is more about the actual mechanics of the drafting and interpretation of instruments affecting real estate.  Start by exploring what it really takes to make a valid deed, the elements that can be changed, and those that are indispensible.  We will then revisit rules of construction, as applied to conveyances, and then dig into the nitty gritty of interpreting mineral and royalty deeds, calculating the fractions of ownership that they can create, and shining a light on all the traps for the unwary.  We will spend a good amount of time learning how to tell the difference between a mineral and a royalty deed, as well as learning to recognize and apply the Duhig Doctrine and related issues.  We will finish the Conveyances class with coverage of some specific "gotcha" instruments and circumstances to be wary of, and what to do when you find them.

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Landman 411 Series- Government Lands

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

The Government Lands class covers ownership not only by the United States, but also by the various states and their respective political subdivisions, and how contracting with them is different.  The class covers state lands in a general way, and gets more specific in dealing with the US Government lands, with special attention to the workings of the Bureau of Land Management and Minerals Management Service, and other government agencies (such as the US Forest Service) as they intersect oil and gas development.  The class will also cover Indian Lands, with a focus on the Rocky Mountain region, and cover some of the special circumstances that come along while working in Indian Country.

 

 

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Landman 411 Series- Oil and Gas Leases

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

The Oil and Gas Lease is the pivotal document in our business.  The Oil and Gas Leases course starts by exploring the lease in context of real property documents, and its place in our business.  The course then walks you through a complete understanding of the functional anatomy of an oil and gas lease, highlighting all the places where the various clauses and operating parts interrelate (so that if you change one, you'll know how it may be affecting the others), as well as giving plenty of historical context of leases used in prior days, and what parts of the lease should really be left alone and unmodified without expert guidance.  While the course does not attempt to cover the vast subject of implied covenants, operator duties, and proper calculation of royalties, it does cover the changes to standard leases that modern shale plays are generating, along with special emphasis on lease formation and the pitfalls that await the unwary related to void or voidable leases, cross leasing and top leasing.

 

 

 

 

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Landman 411 Series: Calculating Interest

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

Develop a thorough understanding of the differences between Working Interest and Net Revenue Interest, how to calculate them, and how to apply them in your work.  Expand upon the Post Lease Transaction 411 class and apply ownership shifts (such as Carried Interests and Back-Ins After Payout) to the ownership calculation, and demonstrate how these shifting interests affect the ownership calculation of the Working Interest as well as the Net Revenue Interest over time.

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Landman 411 Series: Contracts

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

Basics for Landmen, Legal Descriptions, Remedies & Enforcement

Starting out with a fundamental understanding of contracting principles, and how they apply to real estate and oil and gas transactions.  Since contracts dealing with real estate are required to be in writing, and generally require a valid legal description, we also cover legal descriptions in some detail in this class.  Next, the Contracts class explores how courts interpret contracts, and the general rules of construction that they use, to better help you make sense of contracts that are ambiguous or could have been drafted more clearly.  Finally, discuss various remedies and enforcement options for contracts, and how those enforcement options apply in the oil and gas context.

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Landman 411 Series: Encumbrances

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

Easements, Liens & Mortgages, Zoning & Land Use Regulation

Covers the limitations on use and enjoyment that affect the ownership of property.  Start by discussing physical encumbrances, such as easements and roadways.  Also covers rivers and streams in this segment, and explore how to determine if a road or stream is an easement, or under separate ownership of another, and how we apportion ownership underneath if it is an easement.  Next, cover financial encumbrances, such as mortgages and liens.  Finally, cover regulatory encumbrances, such as zoning, endangered species act, and other regulatory restrictions that impact our ability to drill wells (with the exception of well permitting by a state conservation agency, which is covered in a later class).

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Landman 411 Series: Parties

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

Forms of Joint Ownership, Will, Descent & Distributions, Marital Property & Homestead, Corporate Ownership, Trusts & Agency

The Parties class seeks to lay out all the potentially competing interests and rights in one place, so that you gain a full understanding of how all these different rights intersect and affect one another.  Start out with an overview of all the various modes of holding title, such as joint tenants, tenants in common, life tenants, etc., and explore the more exotic interests as well which can spring up over time.  With that background, then begin a non-state specific exploration of wills and trusts and intestate succession, and then explore how the different forms of property ownership (i.e. marital property, community property, separate property) affect descent and distribution.  Then overlay the various homestead laws and how they affect conveyancing and each of the former topics.  Finish the Parties class with a review of the various forms of corporate ownership, trusts, and acting as representative for another.

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Landman 411 Series: Property

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

This Property Seminar is designed to provide Landmen an overview of some of the basics of Texas real property law. This course covers basic concepts in property law, different types of estates in land, both surface and subsurface, statutory estates in lands, such as homesteads, community property rights, and water rights, as well as the requirements for a sufficient legal description.

 

 

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Landman 411 Series: Putting it all together

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

In Putting It All Together, look at how all of the information from the prior 411 classes fits in with the entire industry, the landman’s role in the industry, how an oil and gas concern mitigates oil and gas title risk, and where the value proposition is for the land side of the business. Look in depth at where we get our land title information, building abstracts and runsheets, and verifying that we are producing good information. Follow a drilling venture through its entire lifecycle to show how the role of the landman is integral to every segment of a well's life, including our work in preparing runsheets, negotiating leases, performing curative and how we support doing deals, moving rigs, drilling wells and producing oil and gas.  The Landman is what makes our industry go.

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Landman 411 Series: Title Assurance

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

In the Title Assurance course, start by exploring the various sources of risk for an exploration venture.  Then quickly focus on title risk, where it comes from, and what can be done to lessen the risks.  After reviewing the alternatives, delve rather deeply into the use of oil and gas title opinions as a risk management tool, how they are constructed, what they contain, and how they can be used to best effect. Then cover "curative" - the process of minimizing as much risk as possible, the methods that are available to us, and the relative cost and time effectiveness of the various tools at our disposal.  This will include an introduction to a system that may allow adopting companies to streamline the curative process by application of a weighting system of standard title faults and delegation of curative authority "downline" for certain classes of title fault.  Finally, the course will review the title faults most often encountered, the standard fixes for them, and how they might be categorized into a policy based curative system such as the one introduced.

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - LNG 101: A Detailed Look at the North American and Global LNG Landscape

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Thomas Valentine

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2012 Annual Meeting Session - Litigation Update on Oil and Gas Royalty:Lawsuits

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Mark Christiansen

 

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2014 Mining and Land Resources Institute (2 Days)

Credits

7.00 CEU

Description

(7) RL/RPL/CPL Credits, including (1) Ethic credit

2014 Mining and Land Resources Institute-Reno, NV

Entry Into Exploration of NE Nevada and Challenges of the Sage Grouse Confidentiality Agreements Fracking Small Miner's Examption Ethics Panel The Growing Challenge of the Social License to Operate Nevada Division of Minerals Update BLM Abandoned Mines Program

 

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Oil and Gas Rights in Canada: Dealing with the Crown and Freeholders

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Paul Negenman

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2012 Annual Meeting Session - Overview of Trades

Credits

2.00 CEU

Description

Speakers: W.B. Phillips, John Blair, James McAnelly III

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - PSA's and Due Diligence

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Paul Taranto

 

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Shale Revolution and its Impact on Global Energy Flows Video

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Chris Theal

 

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2012 Annual Meeting Session - Ethics

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Steven Wentworth

 

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Surface Use Issues

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Celia Flowers

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - The Klotzman Complaint: Allocation Well Permitting Video

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: David Gross

 

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - U.S. Legal and Legislative Update: Focus on Horizontal Drilling

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: William F.  Bailey

 

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Using Information Discovered during Title Examination and Lease Negotiations

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Blair Gardner

 

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2012 Annual Meeting Session - Overview of Due Diligence

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: William Hood

 

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2014 Annual Meeting Session - Working with First Nations on Resource Development

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speakers: Roy Millen & Charles Kazaz

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2013 Annual Meeting Session - O&G Regulatory Update

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2013 Annual Meeting Session - O&G Regulatory Update
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2015 - Southwest Land Institute

Credits

7.00 CEU

Description

2015 Southwest Land Institute-Dallas, TX

Topics:
- Legal and Legislative Update
- State of the Industry
- Easements
- The Outlook for Energy
- Comparative Review on Land Operations of the Various US Regional Plays
- Ethics
- Horizontal Pooling in Texas

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Ethics and America's Landman

Credits

1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

AAPL’s Ethics Video is specifically designed to enhance and elevate members’ awareness of the importance, the implications and the opportunities Ethics present for the Land profession.  It underscores the AAPL’s continuing commitment to Ethics and reinforces our viewpoint, values and vision to members and the public alike.

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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Negotiations

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

2015 Annual Meeting Session - Negotiations
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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Keeping the “Independent” in Independent Landman

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Robert Pritchard

 

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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Horizontal Drilling A-Z: Regulatory, Contracts, Geology & Engineering

Credits

3.50 CEU

Description

Speakers: Dorsey Roach, Bob Chase, Doug Dashiell & Eric Potter

 

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2015 Annual Meeting Session - State of the Industry Address

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2015 Annual Meeting Session - State of the Industry Address
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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Track 2: Geological Overview on US Oil & Gas Plays

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2015 Annual Meeting Session - Track 2: Geological Overview on US Oil & Gas Plays
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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Track 2: Comparative Review on Land Operations

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

2015 Annual Meeting Session - Track 2: Comparative Review on Land Operations
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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Track 1: Environmental Crisis Management

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Speakers: Don Bluedorn and Anne Blankenship

 

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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Maximize Your Influence

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Speaker: Deborah King

 

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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Environmental Issues in the O&G Industry

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

2015 Annual Meeting Session - Environmental Issues in the O&G Industry
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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Pipeline Infrastructure

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Speaker: Tom Seng

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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Divestitures 101

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Speaker: Tim Spear

 

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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Energy Legislation in the 2015 Congress

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Speaker: Poe Leggette

 

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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Land Access & Environmental Issues-

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Speaker: Aaron Heishman & Shane Harvey

 

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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Mineral Management

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Diana Frazier, CPL

 

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2015 Annual Meeting Session - Ethics & America’s Landman-(1hr session)

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Rob Shultz

 

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2016 Southwest Land Institute

Credits

7.00 CEU

Description

Topics & Speakers:

Legal & Legislative Update - John Hicks, Scott Douglass & Philip Jordan, Gray Reed & McGraw

Production Sharing Agreements & Allocation Wells - Philip Jordan, Gray Reed & McGraw

Global Perspective on state of industry/oil prices/supply and demand effects - Jim Wicklund, Credit Suisse LLC

Political Environment/AAPL support efforts - Jay Howard, Hillco Partners

Ethics360 - Craig Young, Young and Shedd

Distress & Bankruptcy in Today's Oil and Gas Market - Katherine Clark, Thompson & Knight LLP

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2016 Rocky Mountain Land Institute

Credits

6.00 CEU 1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

Topics and Speakers:

- JOA, Dorsey Roach

- Due Diligence, Eric Thompson

-Petroleum Geology, Marron and Mike Bingle-Davis

-The Role of the Landman at $30 oil, Marc Strahn

-Happenings of the Oil and Gas Commission, Mark Doelger

-Easement/ROW, Dave Ditto

-Ethics 360, Curt Horne

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2016 Mining and Land Resources Institute

Credits

9.00 CEU 1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

Topics:
- Oral Agreements
- Update on Water Rights in Nevada
- Odds and Ends of Mining Law
- Safe Grouse Issues
- Importance of Due Diligence and a clean title in Acquision and Divestiture Contracts
- Social Responsibility
- Mining Law Update
- California Regulations
- Nevada Minerals, Geothermal and Oil Production Update
- Ethics
- What Were We Thinking? Pumpkin Hollow's Big, Bold, Congressional Land Transfer

Details:
This video is approximately 10 hours in length 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Due Diligence Overview

Credits

3.50 CEU

Description

2016 Annual Meeting Session - Due Diligence Overview
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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Oilfield Economics

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Oilfield Economics: Understanding Expenses and Revenue

 Zack Arnold | General Manager of Operations | Northeast Natural Energy

Investing basic oil and gas well economics, this presetation analyzes expenditure and revenue throughout each step of the drilling process.  The expenditures are broken down into specific categories highlighting the costs and operations of hydraulic fracturing, drilling and producing the well.  The presentation works to demonstrate actual revenue by evaluating market pricing, basin level adjustments and operating expenses. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Regulatory Permitting

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Regulatory Permitting: Natural Gas Infrastructure

 Kenneth E. Tawney | Member | Jackson Kelly PLLC

This presentation will provide an overview of government regulation of the midstream segment and current issues that relate to landmen. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Global Perspective on LNG

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Global Perspectives on LNG

Susan L. Sakmar | Visiting Assistant Professor | University of Houston Law Center

This presentation addresses the role of LNG in the global energy supply mix in the context of a number of oftern conflicting policy goals related to economic growth, energy security, climate change and environmental sustainability.  Of particular focus is the increase in LNG trade to recent years, which has led many to question whether the has markets are "globalizing."

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - General Mining Law

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

The General Mining Law

Joshua B. Cook | Associate | Crowley Fleck PLLP

A session on the history of mining in the West and summary of the General Mining Law as it exists today, this presentation gives an overvview of the rights and nuances associated with unpatented and patented mining claims, how claims are located, the types of claims available, federal requirements and variations in state law requirements. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Perspectives of the Lessor and Lessee

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Perspectives of the Lessor (Landowner) and Lessee

Paul Simpson | Partner | McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore LLP

Mark A. Acree, CPL | President | Three Rivers Resources Co.

This course will discuss the inherent differences in concerns, strategies and negotiations between a land owner and a lessee.  A landman typically represents a lessee, oil and gas lease, surface use or damages agreement, right of way, seismic permit, etc.  The land owner will have different goals, interests and perspectives than the landman's client.  The discussion will outline the principal measures each party take to negotiate a fair and reasonable transaction while highlighting some of the common areas of contention and reasons therefore. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Petroleum Geology

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Petroleum Geology

Aaron J. Adams, PhD | AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist

Today's fast-paced business world demands continuous communication about the catalysts that make the oil and gas industry tick.  Common petroleum geology themes that can influence land acquisitions/divestments and budgets include prospect risking, identifying hydrocardbon potential and play mapping.  Take home a few key techincal conversations that will enrich team discussions and help define the value of your mineral acreage. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - The AAPL 2015 JOA

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

The AAPL 2015 JOA: So, What's New?

Fred M. MacDonald | Partner | MacDonald & Miller Mineral Legal Services PLLC

This presentation identifies and explains the reasoning and changes behind what has now been named the AAPL 2015 JOA.  Issues involving changes in ownership, failure of title and leases containing Pugh Clauses are addressed in the new 2015 JOA as are matters involving the operator, nonconsenting parties and the use of emails for sending formal proposals and making elections. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Principled Leadership

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Principled Leadership: A Road from Good to Great

 Joan Vestrand | Associate Dean and Professor of Law | Western Michigan University - Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Detailing the behavioral science behind ethical decision making, this program addresses why ethics matter to both personal and professional success and also focuses on pricipled life and leadership and its benefits.  It explores the human brain, including the pull of our subconscious and its powerful influence on our choices and decisions.  Best strategies for avoiding the slippery slope of self-destruction are identified and encouraged for production of the moral muscle memory necessary to overcome our own oftentimes nefarious influence.  The importance of personal integrity in leadership, and in best life practices, is demonstrated, as are the benefits of positive attitude and optimism in our ability to lead and achieve. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - US LNG Exports

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

U.S. LNG Exports: Opportunities and Challenges

 

Susan L. Sakmar | Visiting Assistant Professor | University of Houston Law Center

In recent years, the prospect of U.S. LNG exports has captivated global gas markets.  With the first U.S. LNG exports expected in 2016, the presentation discusses the role of U.S. LNG exports in the context of global gas markets and identifies the opportunities and challenges for U.S. LNG exports going forward. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Acquisitions and Divestiture Strategies

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Acquisitions & Divestitures Strategies

Mark A. Acree, CPL | President | Three Rivers Resources Co.

Kevin M. Gormly | Partner | Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

This course will outline strategies relating to A&D activities, searching for opportunities in the market, documenting a deal, and methodologies to close a transaction.  Topics will include the structure of an agreement, the roles and responsibilities of the parties, and execution from due diligence to closing (and post-closing events).  The course will also touch upon the challenges of A&D in the current climate and review recent transactions in the industry. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Negotiating the Oil and Gas Lease

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Negotiating the Oil and Gas Lease

Roger A. Soape, CPL | President and Majority Shareholder | Roger A. Soape, Inc.,

Negotiating the oil and gas lease is almost always a unique event.  Still, the individual events all have many common elements.  Leasing properties in Texas, for example, will share many principles with leasing in every other state.  The presentation will concentrate on the common elements of negotiating the oil and gas lease.  As we will see, some of those common elements can be influenced by the parties' uncommon actions and circumstances. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Offshore Leasing

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Offshore Leasing & Development: The Changing Landscape

J. Keith Couvillion, CPL | Deepwater Land Manager, Deepwater Exploration & Projects Business Unit - Gulf of Mexico | Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

This presentation will review the current oil and gas leasing procedures used for federal offshore submerged lands and the new 2017-2022 Five Year Leasing Program currently under consideration by the Department of Interior.  This presentation will also review certain new and proposed changes to the existing regulations that will impact the drilling and development of offshore energy resources and will look at some of the new technologies being development to more efficiently extract hydrocarbons from outer continental shelf properties. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Business Etiquette

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Business Etiquette - A Focus on Social Media

 Deborah King | President and Founder | Final Touch Finishing School, Inc.

Technology has blurred the lines between our personal and professional lives.  It is not uncommon to answer work-related calls or check emails and texts after hours.  Knowing how to communicate effectively face-to-face, on the phone, through an email, text and on social media is essential.  Learn key points to consider before you hit the send button. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - JOA in Down Economic Times

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Joint Operations in Down Economic Times: Practical Application of the New 2015 JOA

Dorsey T. Roach, CPL | Manager/President | UnitPro Land Consultants, LLC

Given the current market conditions in this industry downturn, it is important to consider the various nuances of how joint operations play out in challenging market conditions.  This advanced session will highlight the practical application of the new AAPL 2015 JOA form to take into account bankruptcies, enforcing/litigating the agreement in such a market and in general joint operations, and the implications on the Joint Operating Agreement when parties are financially distressed. 

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2016 Annual Meeting Session - Landwork/Technology

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Landwork/Technology - Then and Now

William "Bill" Justice, CPL | Consultant | Thomas Development Corporation

This presentation will discuss the ways in which all facets of landwork are affected by technology, with a particular emphasis on how work was performed prior to the wide-spread acceptance of various new technologies. 

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Landman 2.0 Series: Private Equity

Credits

4.00 CEU

Description

In the video, we will take a deep look at private equity, and how it can be used to support private (and public) E&P companies.  We will start by providing a background of banking for in-house landmen, and follow with how private equity affects the VP of Land and in-house landman roles.  We will look at traditional capital and deal structures and how typical agreements affect operations, reporting, and developing new projects.  Next, we will look at startups and new ventures, and some of the new options for funding those entities such as Crowd Funding, and identify the traps for the unwary.  We will also look at traditional, and now, not so traditional sources of capital.  Finally we will look at the Exit Strategies that private equity may require, including paths to going public and asset sales, and how the exit strategy affects the rest of the E&P cycle.

Approximate Length = 4 hours

 

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2016 Santa Fe Land Institute

Credits

7.00 CEU

Description

2016 Santa Fe Land Institute Video -

Topics: Petmitting Issues & Public Lands Update, Due Diligence, Challenges in Future Horizontal Mancos Development, 2015 JOA Update, Litigation Issues, Legislative & Regulatory Update, Ethics



 

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Oil & Gas Contracts

Credits

4.00 CEU

Description

Topics: Basic Elements which make a contract legally enforceable, principles courts use to interpret contracts, defenses to breach a contract, major exploration contracts, standard provisions in an oil & gas lease, drafting assignments of oil & gas interests.



 

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2016 Texas Land Institute

Credits

7.00 CEU

Description

2016 Texas Land Institute Video - 7 hours

Topics: All OCDs - Not BFPs, Oil/Gas Royalty Issues, Drones, 2015 JOA Update, Legislative & Regulatory Update, Bankruptcy Issues, Landmen, Ethics & the Unauthorized Practice of Law. 


 

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2016 Appalachian Land Institute

Credits

12.00 CEU

Description

2016 Appalachian Land Institute Video - approx 12 hours

Topics: Oil and Gas Industry Update, Legal/Case Law Update, Bankruptcy Basics from a Vendor's Perspective, Legislative Update Panel Discussion, Site Characteristics Associated with Conventional and Unconventional Petroleum Development in West Virginia, Using Old Rights in a New Age, GIS, Lessons Learned from Building a Major Pipeline in the Appalachian Basin from a Land/Legal Perspective, Ethics, State of the Industry



  

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RMMLF Joint Operations and the New AAPL JOA Form 610

Credits

14.00 CEU

Description

This 14 hour video includes the following topics:

- What's New in the 2015 JOA Form
- The Basics of Joint Operations
- The Operator
- Property Provisions of the Joint Operating Agreement
- Drilling and Development Operations
- Horizontal Provisions of the JOA
- Insurance Broker's Observations on Indemnity and Insurance for Joint Operations
- Tax Planning for Joint Operations
- Respective Liabilities of the Parties
- Marketing the Production
- Judicial Interpretation of the Operating Agreement
- Operations in the Absence of an Operating Agreement
- Mr. Green Leisure Suit Revisited: The AAPL Model Form JOA and Nonpaying Participants
- Article XVI: Selected Provisions
- Communication Ethics
- COPAS Accounting Procedure and Legal and Practical Considerations

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Landman 2.0 Series: Structuring New Ventures

Credits

4.00 CEU

Description

Video Overview: Whether a new company, or merely a new drilling program, the source of capital, its exit strategy, and your business’s overall business plan, among many other things, affect how a new venture is structured. This video will cover choice of entity, and how that choice affects what capital you can raise, and what you can and can’t do with each structure. The speakers will also explore the various structures as they affect the liability and liquidity of the sponsor, and look through the eyes of the entrepreneur landman, and not just the capital provider. The speakers will spend a fair bit of time on the tax considerations that drive entity and structure selection, and how it will affect the expectations of capital partners, and companies, and is the single largest driving force in entity selection. Finally, we will look at exit strategies that may be desired and show why you need to know where you are going when you start, as you generally won’t be able to change it once it is time to exit.

Approximate Length: 4 hours



 

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Landman 2.0 Series: Advanced Acquisitions and Divestitures

Credits

3.00 CEU

Description

Video Overview: In the current distressed asset environment, there is expected to be a substantial amount of leased and HBP inventory changing hands over the next period. Such an environment brings with it special challenges that were not present in other times. This video takes an in-depth look at Purchase and Sale agreements, the due diligence that is required in a distressed asset environment, including title work, environmental, advanced defecting and curative, and the difficulties of valuation in such an environment. We will tie this discussion back with the capital, tax and exit strategy considerations of past sessions, to inform the deal structure considerations in and A&D project, with particular attention to how it affects the form of acquisition (i.e. assets versus membership interests), and the tax ramifications for such choices.  Finally, we will look at how to unwind a deal that didn’t quite work, and cover the ways that the parties can safeguard their ability to withdraw from a deal that proves less than they were bargaining for.

 

 

 



 

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Held By Production 2017

Credits

7.00 CEU

Description

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Landman 2.0 Series: Operations in a Low Priced Environment

Credits

4.00 CEU

Description

Landman 2.0 Series: Operations in a Low Priced Environment
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2017 Mining and Land Resources Institute

Description

2017 Mining and Land Resources Institute
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Microsoft Excel for the Field Landman

Credits

7.00 CEU

Description

Microsoft Excel for the Field Landman
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Negotiations Seminar - Structuring the Deal

Credits

6.00 CEU

Description

Negotiations Seminar - Structuring the Deal
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2017 Annual Meeting Session - Running a Public Com

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2017 Annual Meeting Session - Running a Public Com
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2017 Annual Meeting Session - The Big Green Radicals Project: Pushing Back Against Radical Eco Activists

Credits

1.25 CEU

Description

A project of the Environmental Policy Alliance, Big Green Radicals led a campaign in Colorado to help educate the public about environmentalists’ efforts to restrict hydraulic fracking. The Environmental Policy Alliance exists to educate the public about the real agenda of well-funded environmental activist groups. Attend this session to learn more about its education and research projects. 
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Oil and Gas Lease Fundamentals

Credits

6.00 CEU

Description

SEMINAR TOPICS:

Understand the essential components of any oil and gas lease | Improve ability to convey the meaning and intent of various lease terms and provisions to prospective Lessors | Enhance understanding of frequently encountered lease terms and conditions (both Lessor and Lessee friendly) | Know how to accurately complete blank sections of a lease form. 

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2017 Texas Land Institute

Credits

7.00 CEU

Description

2017 Texas Land Institute Video

Speakers and Topics:
Kim Mai; Haynes Boone - Distressed Assets

Ben Holliday; Mazurek & Holliday PC - Accommodation Doctrine and Water Rights

Steve Otillar; Akin Gump- Update on Mexico: Foreign Investments in PEMex

Ryan Sears; Gray Reed - Top Ten Texas Oil and Gas Cases in 2017

James Dupuis; Dupuis and Polozola - Allocation Wells and PSA Wells

George Snell III; Snell Law Firm - Conveyancing

Andrew Potts; Kirby, Mathews and Walrath, PLLC - The Unethical Landman

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Surface Use and Access

Credits

6.00 CEU

Description

SEMINAR TOPICS:

Understanding Ownership and Real Property Rights | Sources of Property Rights | Easement Valuation | Surface Damages and Claim Settlement | Damage Calculation and Valuation Methodology | Interfacing with Public Officials | Ethics of Dealing with Regulators and the Public

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2017 Santa Fe Land Institute

Credits

6.00 CEU 1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

SEMINAR TOPICS:

Northern Delaware Basin Panel Discussion | Overview of Oil & Gas Private Equity | Understanding Area of Mutual Interest & Preferential Rights Provisions in Joint Operating Agreements | New Mexico Oil and Gas: A Clean, Sustainable, Treasure | New Mexico Oil and Gas Association | Ethics | New Mexico State Land Office Update 

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2017 Appalachian Land Institute

Credits

11.00 CEU

Description

SEMINAR TOPICS:

West Virginia Title Issues | Utica Update | Ethics | Land Information Systems | Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub | Characteristics of Well Permits in West Virginia | Managing Complex Projects | ORRI/NPRI Burden Discussion | Interplay Among Vested Interests in Surface, Coal, Natural Gas & Gas Storage | Current Landscape for the Independent Contractor Landman | Apply the Ohio Marketable Title Act & Dormant Mineral Act to Extinguish Ancient Oil and Gas Severances

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2017 Gulf Coast Land Institute

Credits

7.00 CEU 1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

2017 Gulf Coast Land Institute
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Held By Production / Royalty Issues

Credits

6.00 CEU

Description

6 hour video on Held By Production. The topics covered include Leases Held By Production, Pooling and Unitization, Federal Leases, Royalties and Deduction of Post-Production Expenses.
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2018 Annual Meeting Session - Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2018 Annual Meeting Session - Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers