Oil and Gas

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 2:15 - 3:30 pm TNH 3.124

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam May 9, 2017 8:30 am A-Z in 2.124


The course is focused on domestic onshore oil and gas law, including common property interests 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. Also included are issues raised by modern horizontal drilling and fracturing; regulation of exploration and production; and, introductions to environmental regulation of oil and gas and offshore and international oil and gas law.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

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


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
03/10/2017 Exam information updated
Instructor(s) updated