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College of Law

Advanced Oil and Gas

Course Number: 6915
Professor: Tara Righetti
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: No
Prerequisites: Oil and Gas Law
Recommended Courses: Business Organizations, Income Tax, Business Entity Tax, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Lands

Course Overview: This course reviews advanced topics in oil and gas, building on the foundation from Oil and Gas Law. The course will cover oil and gas financing arrangements including the farmout, JOA, and production sharing agreements, conservation and oil and gas commission practice, drilling and service agreements, downstream marketing and purchase agreements, the purchase and sale of petroleum properties, and oil and gas development on federal lands. The course will include a basic introduction to principals of taxation of mineral interests including depreciation, intangible drilling costs, and depletion.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Seminar
Written Assignments: Final paper or project, periodic reflections
Type of Exam: None
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Participation, dialogue, preparation for course, written assignments
Other Comments: Course satisfies the Advanced Writing requirement.

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