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Fall 2017
5355 Oil & Gas - WELLS- 12598

Professor(s): Bret Wells (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

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 -1pm  144 TU2  111 TU2  

This course will have:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No

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)

Book(s) Required

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).