04.18.2022

The Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute continues to be the definitive course for attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators, and landmen. The Institute brings together a distinguished faculty of academics and practitioners for presentations on the latest oil and gas developments.

Two McGinnis Lochridge attorneys, Austin Brister and Derrick Price, will present at the 48th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute.

Austin Brister will cover Emerging and Re-Emerging Issues in the Use of Surface for Oil and Gas Operations. His presentation will explore the nature and extent of the implied easement to use the surface, and a framework for analyzing the accommodation doctrine. Austin will also share a survey of emerging and re-emerging issues involving conflicting uses of the surface estate, including conflicts with renewable projects, saltwater disposal operations, sand mining, and subsurface easements.

Derrick Price (co-author Lecelle Clarke) will discuss Construing Retained Acreage and Related Clauses after Endeavor v. Discovery Operating and XOG v. Chesapeake. He will provide a review of cases construing retained acreage, continuous development and related clauses that have been decided in the years following the Texas Supreme Court’s decisions in Endeavor v. Discovery Operating and XOG v. Chesapeake.

To read more about The Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute, click here. Click to learn more about Austin Brister, Derrick Price and Lecelle Clarke.

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