Critical Titles Issues for Petroleum Land Management/ Instructor Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald

This class is a great opportunity for anyone who needs to better understand title issues, curative matters and title opinions, but should be especially valuable to division order analysts, title attorneys, landmen, land techs, lease title analysts, paralegals, legal assistants, members of management, royalty owners, lenders and investors.

Students will better understand crucial information dealing with critical title issues and conveyances that impact how oil and gas interests are calculated and maintained. Numerous title problems will be reviewed 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; attempted reservations to a stranger in title, the "mineral/royalty" distinction, descent & distribution; homestead, life tenancy issues, and term mineral conveyances.

Students will enhance their understanding of regarding curative methods and the role of different types of title opinions.

Patrick W. Fitzgerald

Ph.D., ED.D., J.D.

Fitzgerald & Associates-Attorneys at Law

Fitzgerald Economic and Business Consulting, LLC

Distinguished  Visiting Professor- University of Denver


Patrick W. Fitzgerald Ph.D., ED.D., J.D. 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 Professor in Energy Management and Petroleum Land Practices in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver where he teaches graduate courses in various areas related to oil and gas as well as over 50 different courses dealing with all areas of energy land management, oil and gas tax, energy finance and environmental and water law. He teaches finance and oil and gas accounting in the graduate MBA program at Oklahoma Baptist University along with multiple short courses in the Energy Land Management Certificate Program. He recently completed appointments as is 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 has served as a Distinguished Scholar and Expert with the Energy Institute and taught  various land management courses for the University of Texas at Austin and was an Affiliated Scholar in the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law at The University of Texas School of Law. He has taught 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 "Understanding and Negotiating  Farmout Agreements"  published by the American Association of Petroleum Landmen.


G123172Q Jan 24 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed  $350.00
($375.00 out-of-state)
PPDC Building, 105 W. Illinois, Midland, TX
Registered: 0 7.0 Hours

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