The curriculum is built around 15 substantive modules.
The Oil and gas Law and legal vocabulary course involves the law of 15 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.
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.
Oil and Gas Law and Legal Vocabulary Lesson 15
Hydravlic Fracturing (Fracting) its legal issues and the legal issues affecting the future of the Oil and Gas Industry.
A 15-unit, video-conference, 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.
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.
Textbook, Access to recorded lessons archive, Certificate of achievement.
|Video lessons with a lawyer
|Start of a new course
PrivateLive one-to-one classes
|15 private lessons/ 45 min
|Twice/week following each class
|To be confirmed individually
GroupLive Broadcasts+Homework+ Conversation
|15 group lessons/ 45 min
Twice/week following each class
|Corporate groups only