Oil and Gas

This course includes a study of various kinds of property interests that are commonly created in oil and gas and in the land from which they are produced. Included are concepts as to the nature of a landowner'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; the protection of interests in oil and gas properties against trespassers and wrongful claimants. State regulation of drilling and production will also be covered. The course will also cover issues raised by horizontal drilling and fracking. Student performance will be assessed through class attendance, participation, and an examination consisting of objective and essay questions.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:30 - 10:20 am TNH 2.124
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/17/19

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable

Textbooks

  • Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law - Lowe, Anderson, Smith, Pierce Erhman
      West Academic , edition: 7th edition
      ISBN: 9781683288329   (required)
  • Forms Manual to Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law - Lowe, Anderson, Pierce, Smith, Pierce, Kulander & Ehrman
      West Academic , edition: 7th edition
      ISBN: 9781683288305   (optional)