Legal Issues in Oil and Gas Development Seminar

Legal Issues in Oil and Gas Development Seminar

This writing seminar examines unique contractual arrangements, environmental concerns, Federal and Indian land development problems, and other common and emerging issues that affect the oil and gas industry, including lease assignments, farmout arrangements, joint operations, drilling contracts, and gas purchase contracts; leasing, royalty valuation, and communitization on Federal and Indian lands; horizontal drilling issues; hydraulic fracturing issues; and the complex system of environmental laws that apply to oil and gas development, including species protection, CERCLA liability, and the application of the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Act, the Clean Air Act, and other environmental statutes and regulations. For this seminar, the instructor may also involve one or more guest speakers. Oil and Gas Law is not a prerequisite. This course will satisfy the Law School writing requirement and the writing requirement towards the Natural Resources Law Certificate.