TCU Energy Institute/PPDC - Royalty Owner Program Class 1 - The Foundation of Energy Law in Texas
(PTRT1000)

Establishing a Good Foundation - Acquisition of your mineral estate, establishing what mineral properties you own, what you need to acquire including mineral files and the contents, origination documents, and other necessary records. We will consider the importance of a good records system, preparation of mineral files, and development of forms and exhibits to avoid problems in the future.

Basic Energy Law - Energy law in Texas has a long history of development in the form of common law and statutory law. Royalty owners (Lessors) must have a basic understanding of how the legal system works and what their rights and responsibilities are. We will discuss the mineral estate and its dominance over the surface estate, the basic tenants of energy law, conveyance of minerals, types of mineral interests, title issues, and the relationship between Lessors and Lessees.

8:00 - 8:30
Breakfast, Welcome, Logistics, and Introduction of Instructor

8:30 - 9:45
Topic: Establishing a Good Foundation for Your Mineral Interests. What do you own, how did you acquire it, and how do you document your mineral ownership?

9:45 - 9:59
Break

10:00 - 11:59
Topic: Basic Energy Law in Texas. The development of common law and statutory law and how the legal system works for mineral owners and what their rights and responsibilities are.

12:00 - 12:59
Lunch

1:00 - 2:44
Topic: Basic Energy Law in Texas. The mineral estate and its dominance over the surface estate. The basic tenants of energy law and conveyance of minerals.

2:45 - 2:59
Break

3:00 - 4:30
Topic: Basic Energy Law in Texas. Types of mineral interests, title issues, and the relationship between Lessors and Lessees.

George H. Wilson, II is founder and principal of Wilson Consulting, a privately-held business enterprise devoted to the education of and issues concerning independent royalty owners. He advises clients on all aspects of minerals management and negotiations and is recognized in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado for his work as an advocate for fair and equitable leasing practices. George serves as the TCU Energy Institute Legal Scholar in Minerals Management and teaches regularly in Royalty Owner Programs.

George received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Tulsa and began his private law practice in Oklahoma in the early 1970s. He was admitted to the Federal U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and to the 10th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals during his time there. In 1981, he was appointed to the office of United States Magistrate in the Western District of Oklahoma and became a City Judge in 1991. George's law practice has spanned 30 years and throughout his career he has provided leadership and counsel in many aspects of law related to the oil and gas industry.

An active leader in the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO), George has served on the NARO Board of Directors, was Vice-President of the national organization, and led the NARO Ethics Committee. He has been named to the Board of Directors of both Oklahoma NARO and NARO Texas and is a frequent contributor to the organization's publication, ROAR.

A Certified Minerals Manager, George is a frequent speaker in cities across the U.S. on topics of importance to royalty owners. Known for his high energy and entertaining style, George educates land owners in all aspects of the management and leasing process including "Techniques of Minerals Management," "Leasing: How to Mine the Underground," "Leasing Clauses and Other Protection," "Dealing and Negotiating with the Landman," "Surface Damages: Know Your Rights," and more.

George lives in Dallas, TX, where he maintains his consulting and management practice.

G091133Q Mar 24 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon  $525.00
($550.00 out-of-state)
Midland College PPDC Building
Registered: 0 7.0 Hours


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