Fall 2018
5355 Oil & Gas - WELLS- 12587

Professor(s): Bret Wells (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MW  Location: 240  BLB

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:   COPIED MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE NOW (8/9/2018) IN TUII-114. OFFICE IS OPEN 7:30-4:00 M-F.


First Day Assignments: Introduction: Preface P1-P25

Final Exam Schedule: 12/07 11am-3pm  240 BLB  213 BLB  

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Yes

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (4/5/2018 9:02:50 AM)

Special Case

Course Materials: Course Materials will be available for Pickup in TUII-114 Date TBD (No book at bookstore).