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Fall 2014
5355 Oil & Gas - WELLS- 12461

Professor(s): Bret Wells (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MW  Location: 240  TUII

Course Outline: This course covers the basic property, contract and regulatory framework for oil and gas production in Texas. It explores common law property concepts (such as the rule of capture, trespass, cotenancy, life tenancy); the provisions of an oil and gas lease negotiated between a mineral interest owner and an oil company as lessee; mineral and royalty interest conveyancing; and Railroad Commission regulation of drilling, production, pooling, and unitization for the efficient and fair development of oil and gas.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: Supplemental Reading Materials

First Class Assignment: READ WEAVER CASEBOOK PREFACE PAGES 1 through 24.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/12/14 10am-1pm  240 TU2  211 TU2  

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (6/13/2014 1:53:59 PM)

No book required for this course

Course Materials: Texas Oil and Gas Law: Cases and Materials (Available from Amanda in TU2-114)