5355 Oil & Gas - WELLS- 12598
Bret Wells (FACULTY)
Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law
Time: 1:00p-2:30p MW Location: 144 BLB
Course Outline: This course covers the basic property, contract and regulatory framework for oil and gas production in Texas. It explores common law property concepts (such as the rule of capture, trespass, cotenancy, life tenancy); the provisions of an oil and gas lease negotiated between a mineral interest owner and an oil company as lessee; mineral and royalty interest conveyancing; and Railroad Commission regulation of drilling, production, pooling, and unitization for the efficient and fair development of oil and gas.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/15/17
Course Notes: The book will be available for pick-up at the Suite Secretary, Amanda Parker.
First Day Assignments: Introduction: Preface pp. 1-25
Final Exam Schedule: 12/11 9am -noon
This course will have:
Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type:
Bar Course: Yes
Course Materials (8/2/2017 1:06:10 PM)
Course Materials: Copied Materials (REQUIRED) - Pickup in TUII-114, Available NOW 8/2/2017.
Book listed at bookstore is RECOMMENDED. Copied materials are REQUIRED.
Required; Weaver, Texas Oil & Gas Law: Cases and Materials (Fall 2017); pickup date 8/2.
Recommended: Joseph Shade, Primer on the Texas Law of Oil and Gas, 5th Edition (ISBN: 9780769880907).