Oil and Gas

The course includes a survey of the common property interests that are created in oil and gas and in the land from which they are produced. The course includes consideration of the nature of an owner’s interest in oil and gas; the creation and duration of mineral leases; the rights and duties between lessor and lessee; the nature and characteristics of a mineral fee; the rights and duties between mineral and surface owners; the different kinds of royalty and mineral interests; and, protection of interests in oil and gas properties against trespassers and wrongful claimants. The course also will discuss State regulation of drilling and production and issues raised by horizontal drilling and fracking.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Wednesday 2:15 - 3:30 pm TNH 2.138
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/12/16 8:30 am 2.140

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed

Textbooks

  • Cases & Materials on Oil and Gas - Lowe, Anderson, Smith, Pierce & Kulander
      West Academic , edition: 6th
      ISBN: 9780314285164   (required)
  • Forms Manual to Accompany Cases & Materials on Oil & Gas Law - Lowe, Anderson, Smith, Pierce & Kulander
      West Academic , edition: 6th
      ISBN: 9780314287748   (optional)