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What Every Lawyer Should Know about Oil & Gas Law

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Institute for Energy Law |  Newer Lawyers and Students
Keith B. Hall
72 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 13, 2017
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


In many jurisdictions, lawyers are likely to encounter oil and gas issues even if they do not consider themselves to be oil and gas lawyers.  This webinar will cover such questions as:  Who owns the right to explore for oil and gas on your client’s land?  How do states resolve disputes in which a landowner alleges that oil and gas are being drained from beneath his land by a well on a neighbor’s property?  What is “pooling,” and is it different from “unitization”?  What is a “split estate” and what are the respective rights and duties of the “surface” and “mineral” owner?  How do mineral leases work and what clauses are critical?  How are royalties calculated?

(Previously granted 1.25 hours of MCLE by State Bar of Texas - 1.5 hours in 50 minute states - but credit approval has expired. Program may qualify as self-study).


MCLE Credit has expired.

Although MCLE credit was previously obtained for this program in at least one jurisdiction (most likely Texas), such credit has expired and not been renewed by The Center for American and International Law. You may be able to obtain credit in certain jurisdictions (self-study credit), but the rules vary greatly by jurisdiction. Please review your jurisdiction’s MCLE rules and regulations before purchasing or viewing this program.



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Director of Mineral Law Institute and Campanile Charities Professor of Energy Law

LSU Paul M. Herbert Law Center

Keith B. Hall is Director of the Mineral Law Institute and the Campanile Charities Professor of Energy Law.  He teaches Mineral Rights, Advanced Mineral Law, International Petroleum Transactions, and an Energy Law Seminar that focuses on environmental issues relating to energy industries.  His publications have focused on oil and gas leases, pooling and unitization, hydraulic fracturing, induced seismicity, and the management of produced water.  He is co-author of one of the two national casebooks on oil and gas law and also is co-author of a book on the legal issues relating to hydraulic fracturing.  He is a frequent speaker at national and international oil and gas, energy, and environmental law conferences, and is a contributing co-author to the forthcoming new edition of the leading textbook on international petroleum transactions.  In addition to teaching at LSU, he has taught energy law classes as a visiting professor at Baku State University in Azerbaijan and as an adjunct professor at Loyola School of Law.  Before joining the LSU Law Center, he was a member of the firm Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann in New Orleans, where he practiced law for 16 years, with a focus on oil and gas litigation and transactions, environmental law, and toxic tort litigation.

Professor Hall is a member of the Board of Editors for the Oil & Gas Reporter, the Board of Trustees for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Advisory Council for the Institute for Energy Law, and the Board of Trustees for the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation.  He is a former Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section and former Chair of the Oil & Gas Committee of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.  He serves on the Louisiana Law Institute’s Water Law Committee and is a registered professional engineer.