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Fall 2023
5355 Oil & Gas Law - MASON- 10729

Professor(s): Jasper Mason (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  MW  Location: 312 

Course Outline: The oil & gas industry is prevalent throughout Texas, and has the ability to affect many different types of legal practice in Texas. Therefore, students will learn a bit about the industry's history and its jargon, as well as the regulatory protocols used by states; however, most of the semester will focus on the primary legal documents used by landowners, royalty owners and energy companies -- the Oil & Gas Lease, the Joint Operating Agreement, and the Farmout Agreement. Time permitting, we will also spend a class or two toward the end of the semester talking about recent legal and technical developments.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


Required Reading Materials: Jacqueline Weaver and Bret Wells, Texas Oil and Gas Law: Cases and Materials (LawCarta 1st ed. 2019) Available here: https://app.livecarta.com/catalog/texas-oil-and-gas-law-cases-and-materials-2nd-ed

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/13/20236-9pm  311  312  

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Required book: Link on posted syllabus to e-book.
Suggested book: ISBN: 9780769880907

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