Oil and Gas law and legal vocabulary - legal English online

Oil and Gas law and legal vocabulary

Overview

The curriculum is built around 14 substantive modules.

The Oil and gas law and legal vocabulary course involves the law of 14 essential areas of Oil and gas law, together with the legal English terms and phrases needed to work in this important legal area. It is therefore, suitable both for lawyers and law students who are new to the topic, as well as for these more experienced professionals who seek to reinforce their legal knowledge and improve their legal English skills. All the lessons are taught by qualified British lawyers who are also qualified as teachers of English as a foreign language.

Course includes

  • 15 Live video-conferencing lessons.
  • On-line exercises to test reading ability.
  • On-line exercises to test listening ability.
  • On-line exercises to test writing ability.
  • On-line exercises and live discussions to test speaking ability.
  • On-line exercises and live discussions to teach the law relating to Oil and Gas Law.
  • Full vocabulary guide of essential words and phrases together with their legal meaning.
  • Authentic contracts and documentation.
  • Practice in writing and preparing genuine commercial documents and leases.
  • The essential relevant law of Oil and Gas.
  • Legal English terminology and vocabulary.
  • A course certificate, following satisfactory performance during the course from the Trainer and British Legal Centre.
  • Individual feedback to each participant following the end of course exam.
  • 25% Discount on the price of attendance at British Legal Centre’s Summer Schools.

Course contents

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 1

The Formation and Production of Oil and Gas. Formation of Oil and Gas, Drilling for Oil and Gas, Producing Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 2

Ownership of Oil and Gas Rights. The Ad Coelum Doctrine, The Rule of Capture, Limits to the Rule of Capture, Inherent Limitations, Doctrine of Correlative Rights, Economic and Physical Waste, Function of Oil and Gas Conservation Laws, Ownership of Oil and Gas.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 3

Kinds of Oil and Gas Interests. Fee Interest, Mineral Interest, Leasehold Interest, Surface Interest, Royalty Interest, Production Payment, Net Profits Interest, Carried Interest, Other Interests.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 4

Protection of Oil and Gas Rights. Damage to Lease Value, Slander of Title, Assumpsit, Ejectment and Conversion.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 5

Creation and Transfer of Oil and Gas Interests. By Conveyance, By Inheritance, By Judicial Transfer, By Adverse Possession.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 6

Joint Ownership of Oil and Gas Rights. Concurrent Owners - Development by Concurrent Owners, Minority Rule, Majority Rule, Other Methods of Obtaining the Right to Develop.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 7

Interpretive Problems in Oil and Gas Conveyancing. Steps in Judicial Interpretation, What Is the Meaning of “Minerals”, The Mineral/Royalty Distinction, Fractional Interest Problems, Conveyances of Leased Property.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 8

Essential Clauses of Modern Oil and Gas Leases. Introductory Concepts, The Nature of the Lease, Granting Clause, The Habendum Clause, The Drilling–Delay Rental Clause.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 9

Oil and Gas Lease Savings Clauses. Clauses That Provide for Constructive Production Administrative Clauses.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 10

The Lease Royalty Clause. Common Lease Royalty Provisions, Nature of the Lessor &Lessee Royalty Interest, Royalty Disputes, The Market Value/Proceeds Problem, Deductions in Calculating Royalty, The Capture–and–Hold Rule, The Marketable–Product Rule, Division Orders, Failure to Pay Royalties.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 11

Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Leases. The Basis of Implied Covenants, The Reasonably Prudent Operator Standard, Common Implied Covenants.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 12

Lease Transfers. Lessee & Lessor - Right to Transfer, Effect of Transfer on the Lessor, Rights and Duties of the Lessee and His Transferee.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 13

Oil and Gas Taxation. Basic Principles, Taxation of Transfers of Mineral Rights, Taxation of Oil and Gas Development.

Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 14

Oil and Gas Contracts. Support Agreements, Farmout Agreements, Operating Agreements, Drilling Contracts, Gas Contracts, Gas–Balancing Agreements, Division Orders.

Course terminology

A 15-unit, video-conferencing, interactive course which deals with the essential Legal English words and phrases lawyers need to work effectively in Oil and Gas law. This includes the legal principles of oil and gas law law, and deals with breaches, remedies, estoppel, part-performance, land ownership, leases, guaranties, taxation, covenants, and other essential Oil and Gas law.

Course duration

The course is delivered by 15 lessons of 45 minutes duration with a further 10 hours of online interactive self-study a

As some of the other students will almost certainly be in other cities, and even different Countries, we try to agree a mutually convenient time for all the students in the group. We are happy to time the lessons for the weekends, or public holidays, if this is what the students want.

Materials for students

Textbook, Access to recorded lessons archive, Certificate of achievement.

Course prices

Course type Video lessons with a lawyer Homework Video lessons one-to-one with a lawyer Course price

Private

Live one-to-one classes
15 private lessons/60 min Twice/week following each class Yes, 15 private lessons/60 minutes each

$ 800

Group

Live Broadcasts+Homework+ Conversation
15 lessons/60 min Twice/week following each class No, group lessons

$ 350

Pre-recorded

Pre-recorded webinars
15 lessons/60 min Add-on option for US$ 80 No

$ 240

Separate lesson

Pre-recorded lessons
15 lessons/60 min No No

$ 10 each

Free trial lesson

Pre-recorded lessons
1 lesson/60 min No No

Free