On October 18, 2017, Professor Owen Anderson, the Distinguished Oil and Gas Scholar in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business, lectured on drilling and services at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Oil and Gas Law Short Course. The Oil and Gas Law Short Course presents the fundamentals of, and practical training in, important areas of oil and gas law, leasing, contracting, conveyancing, regulation, and practice. The primary focus of this course is U.S. state law and regulation. The faculty consists of leading law professors and oil and gas practitioners, this year led by Jacqueline L. Weaver, the A.A. White Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center. Lectures and workshops covered: exploration and production operations; ownership, capture, and correlative rights; conservation regulation; oil and gas leases – function and classification, defining what is granted, and duration of the grant; implied covenants; royalties; division orders; drilling contracts; pooling and unitization; local regulation; split estates; environmental regulations; common interests; joint operating agreements; farmout agreements; marketing; ethical issues; and taxation.
About Professor Owen Anderson
Owen L. Anderson is a Professor and Distinguished Oil and Gas Scholar at the University of Texas School of Law in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy Law & Business. He is the Eugene Kuntz Chair Emeritus and the George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma. He regularly teaches at the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, and the University of Dundee.
Professor Anderson has lectured at numerous other universities and venues on six continents and throughout the United States. He has authored over 100 articles. He is a co-author of International Petroleum Transactions, Hemingway Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, Cases and Materials on Oil & Gas Law, and A Student’s Guide to Estates in Land and Future Interests. He is a co-author of the supplements to Kuntz on Oil and Gas Law. He is editor in chief of the Texas Title Standards. He served as an editor of the Oil and Gas Reporter from 1989 to 2017. He was co-author of Volume 2 of the treatise Waters and Water Rightsand of the annual supplements from 1993 to 2017.
He serves as a member and current Vice President of Education of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and serves as form and style editor of AIPN Model Contracts. He serves on the Academic Advisory Board of the Institute for Energy Law, as Faculty Adviser to the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law, on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Journal (ONE J), and on the Executive Committee of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business. He is a member of the Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota bars; a life member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; a member of the American Law Institute; an honorary trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; and a trustee of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. He is an arbitrator and consultant on oil and gas law and policy.