Oil and Gas

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 11:50 am - 1:05 pm TNH 2.138

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam (administered by Exam4 in Closed mode) December 10, 2022 8:30 am A-Z in 2.123


The course is focused on domestic onshore oil and gas law, including private property interests created in oil and gas. The course includes an examination of fundamental state oil and gas law concepts including issues raised by modern horizontal drilling and fracturing; introduction to, and analysis of, the oil and gas lease with attention to its structural components and the law interpreting them; introduction to titles and conveyances in oil and gas; introduction to state regulation of oil and gas; discussion of selected oil and gas agreements that arise subsequent to the oil and gas lease; discussion of development of of state owned lands; and, brief consideration of federal environmental regulation. 

Evaluation of student performance will consist of a closed-book final examination (including essay questions or a combination of essay and short-answer questions) plus attendance and class participation credit. 

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law, 8th Edition *
Lowe, Anderson, Smith, Kulander, Ehrman, Griggs, and Coleman
West Academic Publishing , edition: 8th
ISBN: 978-1-63659-169-8
Forms Manual to Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law (optional)
Pierce, David, Smith, Ernest, Lowe, John, Anderson, Owen, and Kulander, Christopher
West Academic , edition: 7
ISBN: 978-1-68328-830-5


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
10/28/2022 Exam information updated
06/30/2022 Room(s) changed