Critical Titles Issues for Petroleum Land Management

This class is excellent for the land professional who needs to increase their understanding of issues dealing with critical title issues and conveyances that may impact how oil and gas interests are calculated and maintained. It is ideal for landmen, lease title analysts, division order analysts, land techs, attorneys, and those who assist them.

Students will better understand critical concepts in using and interpreting title opinions and engaging in title curative and due diligence.

Students will better understand numerous title problems including:
• Acreage discrepancies
• "After acquired title;" "after discovered" or omitted property
• The Duhig Rule
• Execution defects, mechanics' and materialmens' liens
• The rule related to interest conveyed vs., land described
• Descent & distribution
• Homestead, life tenancy issues, and term mineral conveyances
• Mineral vs. Royalty Distinction
• Reservations to a Stranger

Students will enhance their understanding of key aspects regarding curative methods and documents and the role of different types of title opinions. Lectures are combined with a workshop approach and problem solving.

Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D.

Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald is Senior Partner in the law firm Fitzgerald & Associates with offices in Dallas and Oklahoma City where his practice includes various areas of law related to the oil and gas industry. He is "of counsel" with a Denver law firm specializing in Oil and Gas Law. Concurrently, he is a Distinguished Visiting Industry Expert in Energy Management and Petroleum Land Practices in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He is also a Visiting Scholar in Finance in the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma and a Lecturer in Energy Finance with the University of Colorado Denver. At Texas Christian University, he is a Distinguished Scholar and Expert with the Energy Institute. He teaches various land management courses for the University of Texas at Austin and is an Affiliated Scholar in the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law at The University of Texas School of Law. He also teaches for the McGuire Energy Institute in the Cox School of Business of Southern Methodist University and for the American Association of Petroleum Landmen. Dr. Fitzgerald is the author of several soon to be published "must have" texts soon to be published by the American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL) where Fitzgerald is a regular contributor to Landman.

G069131Q Oct 29 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue  $300.00
($325.00 out-of-state)
Midland College PPDC Building
Registered: 2 7.0 Hours

Course Canceled!

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