David E. Pierce Publications, Presentations, and Other Activity

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Kansas Oil & Gas Update," 19 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 335 (2013).

"Professional Responsibility and the Transactional Lawyer: The Drafting Context," 49 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal 371 (2012).

"Oil and Gas Easements," 34 Energy and Mineral Law Institute 318 (2012).

"Kansas," 2012 Survey on Oil & Gas, 18 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 485 (2012). [1.1 MB PDF]

"Void Enactments of the Kansas Legislature," 80:7 The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 28 (July/August 2011). [7.3 MB PDF]

"Professional Responsibility and the Transactional Lawyer: The Drafting Context," 57 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 19-1 (2011).

"Carol Rose Comes to the Oilpatch: Modern Property Analysis Applied to Modern Reservoir Problems," 19 Penn State Environmental Law Review 241 (2011). [2 MB PDF]

"Developing a Common Law of Hydraulic Fracturing," 72 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 685 (2011). [1.2 MB PDF]

"Royalty Jurisprudence: A Tale of Two States," 49 Washburn Law Journal 347 (2010). [225 KB PDF]

"Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Oil and Gas Development by Maximizing Production Conservation," 85 North Dakota Law Review 759 (2009). [2 MB PDF]

"Developments in Nonregulatory Oil and Gas Law: Beyond Theories and Rules to the Motivating Jurisprudence," 58 Proceedings of the Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law 1 (2007).

"Interpreting Oil and Gas Instruments," 1 Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law 1 (2006). [1.5 MB PDF]

"'Surrounding Circumstances' Evidence in Natural Resources Litigation and the Effective Use of Daubert to Manage Expert Testimony," 51 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 13-1 (2005). [2.9 MB PDF]

"Solving the Mineral Conundrum," 24 Journal of Land, Resources, & Environmental Law 301 (2004). [284 KB PDF]

"Exploring the Origins of Royalty Disputes," 23:2 Petroleum Accounting and Financial Management Journal 72 (2004). [1.4 MB PDF] Reprinted: "Understanding Royalty Calculation Disputes," 2009: 2-3 NADOA: National Association of Division Order Analysts Quarterly Magazine, 14, Pt.1, (April/May/June 2009); 33, Pt.2 (July/August/September 2009).

"Defining the Role of Industry Custom and Usage in Oil & Gas Litigation," 57 SMU Law Review 387 (2004). [4.4 MB PDF]

"Evaluating the Jurisprudential Bases for Ascertaining or Defining Coalbed Methane Ownership," 4 Wyoming L. Rev. 607 (2004). Reprinted: 41 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal 329 (2004).

"The Renaissance of Law in the Law of Oil and Gas: The Contract Dimension," 42 Washburn Law Journal 909 (2004). [1.6 MB PDF]

"The Royalty Value Theorem and the Legal Calculus of Post-Extraction Costs," Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Energy and Mineral Law Institute 152 (2003). [2 MB PDF]

"Exploring the Jurisprudential Underpinnings of the Implied Covenant to Market," 48 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, 10-1 (2002). [2.3 MB PDF]

"Recent Developments in Nonregulatory Oil and Gas Law: Unfinished Business," Proceedings of the Fifty-Third Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law 3-1 (2002). [2.3 MB PDF]

"The Billion-Dollar Federal Oil & Gas Royalty Dispute: Government Mooching or Industry Theft?," Faculty Scholarship, Washburn University School of Law, April 12, 2001. [3.4 MB PDF]

"What's Behind the Valuation Controversy Anyway?" Federal & Indian Oil & Gas Royalty Valuation and Management III [Mineral Law Series] (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 2000).

"Assessing Thirty Years of Federal Environmental Regulation of Upstream Oil and Gas Activities," 50 Institute on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation 5-1 (1999). [3.7 MB PDF]

"The Missing Link in Royalty Analysis: An Essay on Resolving Value-Based Royalty Disputes," 5 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 185 (1999). [405 KB PDF]

"A Structural Model for Arbitrating Disputes Under the Oil and Gas Lease" 37 Natural Resources Journal 407 (1997) (with Loretta Moore). [4 MB PDF]

"US Supreme Court Gives New Efficacy to Foreign Forum Arbitration Clauses," 14 Oil & Gas Law & Taxationn Review 494 (1996) (with Loretta Moore).

"Developments in Nonregulatory Oil and Gas Law: The continuing Search for Analytical Foundations," Proceedings of the Forty-Seventh Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation. (Southwestern Legal Foundation). Chapter 1 (1996). [2.1 MB PDF]

"The Impact of Landowner/Lessor Environmental Risk on Oil and Gas Lessee Rights and Obligations," 31 Tulsa Law Journal 731 (1996). [1.8 MB PDF] Reprinted: 34 Public Land & Resources Law Digest 127 (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 1997). [1.8 MB PDF]

"Incorporating a Century of Oil & Gas Jurisprudence into the 'Modern' Oil & Gas Lease," 33 Washburn Law Journal 786 (1994). [3.5 MB PDF]

"Structuring Routine Oil and Gas Transactions to Minimize Environmental Liability," 31 Public Land & Resources Law Digest 217 (1994). (Reprinted)

"Producer Strategies To Avoid Superfund Liability," 37 American Oil & Gas Reporter 83 (December 1994).

"The 'Unconscionable' Gas Contract -- The Kansas Baptist Convention Case," 12:10 Oil & Gas Law and Taxation Review 26 (1994).

"The New U.S. Gas Marketing Regime and its Impact on Royalty Calculations," 12:1 Oil & Gas Law and Taxation Review 26 (1994).

"Structuring Routine Oil and Gas Transactions to Minimize Environmental Liability," 33 Washburn Law Journal 76 (1993). [9.7 MB PDF] Reprinted: 31 Public Land & Resources Law Digest (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 1994). [9.7 MB PDF]

"Liability of Oil and Gas Interest Owners Under Hazardous Substance Laws," 1 Energy and the Environment 1 (1993). [1.5 MB PDF]

"Evaluating and Drafting Oil and Gas Lease Assignments," 4 NADOA 19th Annual Institute 385, (National Association of Division Order Analysts, September 1992). [6.4 MB PDF]

"Royalty Calculation in a Restructured Gas Market," 13 Eastern Minineral Law Institute Chapter 18 (1992). [3.6 MB PDF]

"The Emerging Role of 'Liability-Forcing' in Environmental Protection," 30 Washburn L.J. 381 (1991).

"An Analytical Approach to Drafting Assignments," 28 The Pub. Land & Resources L. Dig. 11 (1991).

"Developments in Nonregulatory Oil and Gas Law: Relationships, Contracts, Torts, and the Basics," 41 Inst. on Oil & Gas L. & Tax'n (Southwestern Legal Foundation) p. l.1-1.87 (1990).

"The Law of Disproportionate Gas Sales," 25 Tulsa Law Journal 135 (1990). [3 MB PDF]

"An Analytical Approach to Drafting Assignments," 44 Sw. L.J. 943 (1990).

"Resolving Division Order Disputes: A Conceptual Approach," 35 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 16-1 (1989). [4.2 MB PDF]

"Reconciling State Oil and Gas Conservation Regulation with the Natural Gas Act: New Statutory Revelations," 1989 B.Y.U.L. Rev. 9 (1989).

"Toward a Functional Mineral Jurisprudence for Kansas," 27 Washburn Law Journal 223 (1988). [2.5 MB PDF]

"The New Federalism of Natural Gas Regulation," 6 Oil & Gas L. and Taxation Rev. 87 (1987-88).

"Rethinking the Oil and Gas Lease," 22 Tulsa L.J. 445 (1987). Reprinted in the October 1988 issue of the Oil & Gas L. and Taxation Rev.

"Municipal Development of Oil and Gas," 19 Tulsa L.J. 337 (1984). Reprinted by The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation in 22 Public Land & Resources Law Digest 66 (1985).

"Coordinated Reservoir Development - An Alternative to the Rule of Capture for the Ownership and Development of Oil and Gas." Part I appears at 4 J. of Energy L. and Policy 1-79 (1983); Part II appears at 4 J. of Energy L. and Policy 129-70 (1983).

"Home Rule and Municipal Environmental Regulation in Kansas," 26 Kan. L. Rev. 535 (1978).

Note, "Informing the Jury of the Legal Effect of its Answers to Special Verdict Under Kansas Comparative Negligence Law - A Reply to the Masses; A Case for the Minority View," 16 Washburn L.J. 114 (1976).

Comment, "Constitutional Law: Durational Residency Requirements for Divorce," 15 Washburn L.J. 149 (1976).

Books and Monographs

Teacher's Manual to Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 6th ed. (2013) (West) (co-author with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, Ernest E. Smith, and Christopher S. Kulander).

Co-editor, Oil and Gas Law Reporter, Volumes 153-177 (1992-2014) (Annual reporting on case law developments).

Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 6th. ed. (2013) (Thomson Reuters) (co-author with John S. Lowe, Owen L. Anderson, Ernest E. Smith and Christopher S. Kulander).

Kuntz A Treatise on the Law of Oil and Gas, Cumulative Supplements, 2000-[2010] (Anderson Publishing Co. and LexisNexis) (with Owen L. Anderson, Ernest E. Smith and John S. Lowe)

Forms Manual to Accompany Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 5th. ed. (2008) (Thomson/West) (co-author with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith; volume editor).

Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 5th ed. (2008) (Thomson/West) (co-author with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith; volume editor).

Teacher's Manual to Accompany Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 5th ed. (2008) (Thomson/West) (co-author with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith; volume editor).

Forms Manual to Accompany Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law (4th ed.) (2004) (with John S. Lowe, Owen L. Anderson, and Ernest E. Smith).

Hemingway Oil and Gas Law and Taxation. (Thomson/West 4th ed.) (2004) (with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Dzienkowski, John S. Lowe, Robert J. Peroni, and Ernest E. Smith)

Teacher's Manual to Accompany Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 4th ed. (2003) (Thomson/West) (co-author with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith).

Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. (West Group 4th ed.) A Thomson Company. (2002) (with John S. Lowe, Owen L. Anderson, and Ernest E. Smith)

Forms Manual to Accompany Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law (West 3d ed. 1998) (co-author with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith).

Teacher's Manual to Accompany Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas (West 1998) (co-author with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith).

"Oil Field Site Restoration in Kansas," (Chapter 7) in Restoration of Oil Field Sites: Remediation Requirements for Major Oil and Gas Producing Jurisdictions (Berry St. John & Craig Wyman, Editors) (American Bar Association; Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, 1999). [1.2 MB PDF]

Kuntz on the Law of Oil and Gas Law. Cincinnati, Ohio: Anderson Publishing Co. (1997) (with John S. Lowe, Owen L. Anderson, and Ernest E. Smith).

"Recent Developments in Environmental Regulation Impacting Oil and Gas Production and Refining," 2 Environmental Issues and Solutions in Petroleum Exploration, Procedures and Refining 1 (1995).

"Leveraging Risk in Oil and Gas Contracts," The Bituminous Insurance Companies. (1993).

"Regulating Surface Water Impacts of Oil and Gas Operations," Special Institute Publication, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (1993).

"Environmental Considerations in the Oil and Gas Industry; 1996 Supplement," (Chapter 12) in Kansas Environmental Law Handbook. (Kansas Bar Association 1992). [16.5 MB PDF]

"The Law of Petroleum Sludges and Slop Oils," Proceedings of the Center for Environmental Research and Technology Symposium 1 (1992) In Environmental Protection in the Energy Industry, Treatment and Disposal of Petroleum Sludges (Kerry L. Sublette and Thomas M. Harris, Editors) (The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma). [1.1 MB PDF]

Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Section Newsletter, 9 issues from 1990-present.

Oil & Gas Law and Taxation Review (ESC Publishing, Oxford). Contributing Editor for the United States of America.

Mineral Law Newsletter (Published by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation). Reporter for developments in Kansas.

Oil and Gas Law Reporter (Southwestern Legal Foundation 1992-93) (various case commentaries).

"Evaluating the Institutional Impact of the Special Oil and Gas Panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit," Report prepared under contract for the Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C. (June 1992).

"Energy and Natural Resources Litigation Committee 1991 Annual Report," Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, 1991 the year in Review 41-52 (ABA Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law 1992.

Co-authored, The Landsman's Guide. Matthew Bender : Chapter 34, "Consideration: Royalties and Other Payments," (due for publication in 1990).

Basic Federal Natural Gas Regulation for the Oil and Gas Attorney; a program for the 1989 Washburn Law School Oil & Gas Law Series. Topeka : Washburn University School of Law (1989).

Kansas Oil and Gas Handbook [Volume I] (Kansas Bar Association 1986). 426 pages. Quoted from by the Kansas Supreme Court in Edmonston v. Home Stake Oil & Gas Corp., 243 Kan. 376, 380-81, 762 P.2d 176, 179 (1988) and the Kansas Court of Appeals in Powell v. Prosser, 12 Kan. App. 2d 626, 629 (1988) and the Kansas Court of Appeals in Rice v. Hillenburg, 766 P.2d 182, 185 (Kan. App. 1988).

Kansas Oil and Gas Handbook [Volume II] (Kansas Bar Association 1989). Edited this volume and wrote Chapter 15 - Local Government Regulation of the Development Process and Chapter 17 - Common Oil and Gas Contracts. Sole author of Volume I. Volume II focuses on specialized areas of oil and gas practice, such as securities regulation, title examination, debtor/creditor relations, and taxation.

Bar Journals

"The Three Steps of Legal Drafting," Young Lawyers Forum (Winter 2010).

"Effective Top Leasing and Mysteries of the Habendum Clause," 26 Oklahoma Bar Association Mineral Law Newsletter 2 (2005). [1.6 MB PDF]

"Kansas Oil and Gas Lien Law," 56 J. Kan. B.A. 8 (1987).

"July 1 is Deadline for Filing Claims to Preserve 'Unused Mineral Interests'," The Circuit Rider (Summer 1986).

"Oil and Gas Law for the City Attorney," 1 Kan. Municipal Law Rev. (1983).

"The Dog: Man's Best Friend or Public Enemy No. 1? - An Examination of Kansas Law Concerning Animal Control," 69 Kan. Govt. J. 51 (Feb. 1983).

"Suing the City or County - Some Practical Suggestions," The Circuit Rider (Fall 1980).

"Who's Protecting the Public? Atomic Energy Environmental Law, Preemption, and Protecting the Public Health and Welfare," 6 Kan. Advocate No. 2 (1977).

"Environmental Law and the Kansas Attorney," 5 Kan. Advocate No. 2 (1976).

Chapters in Books

"Oil and Gas Easements" (chapter 9) in Thirty-Third Annual Energy & Mineral Law Institute, Volume 1 (The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 2012). [2.3 MB PDF]

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law" (chapter 2), 2010 Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association).

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law" (chapter 2), 2009 Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association). [970 KB PDF]

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law" (chapter 2), 2008 Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association). [670 KB PDF]

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law" (chapter 2), 2007 Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association). [887 KB PDF]

Book Reviews

Review of Williams, Maxwell, Myers, and Williams, Cases and Materials on The Law of Oil and Gas (5th ed. 1987), 8 Energy L. J. 119 (1987).

Other Publications

1993, November 2 - "Regulation of Natural Gas Production In Kansas--After the Revolution," Washburn University School of Law.

1992, November 20 - "An Environmental Law Survival Guide for the General Practitioner." Washburn University School of Law.

1992, November 17 - "Environmental Liability in Estates." Topeka Estate Planning Council. Topeka, KS.

1992, November 11 - "Hazardous Waste Concerns in Residential Real Estate Transactions." Topeka Board of Realtors. Topeka, KS.

1992, October 19 - "Managing Assignments." Mid-America Association of Division Order Analysts. Wichita, KS.

"Significant Trends & Developments in Oil and Gas Law," Washburn University School of Law Presentation, Wichita, Kansas, October 16, 1992. [5.3 MB PDF]

1992, September 28 & 29 - "Environmental Law in the Oil Patch." In-house program for Texaco, Inc. Denver, CO.

1992, September 16 - "Oil and Gas Law Review & Update: 1992." In-house program for Texaco, Inc. Denver, CO.

"Evaluating and Drafting Oil and Gas Lease Assignments," National Association of Division Order Analysts Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, September 11, 1992. [6.4 MB PDF]

1992, September 1 & 2 - "Environmental Law in the Oil Patch." In-house program for Texaco, Inc. Corpus Christi, TX.

1992, July 30 - "Environmental Planning for Routine Oil and Gas Transactions." Review of Oil and Gas Law VII. Oil and Gas and Mineral law section of the Dallas Bar Association. Dallas, TX.

1992, June 30 - "Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law." Washburn University School of Law. Topeka, KS.

1992, June 26 - "Royalty Calculation in a Restructured Gas Market." 13th Annual Institute, Eastern Mineral Law Foundation. Williamsburg, VA.

1992, June 1 & 2 - "Environmental Law in the Oil Patch." In house program for Texaco, Inc. Denver, CO.

1992, May 20 - "Environmental Hazards of Buying and Selling Real Estate." Topeka Board of Realtors. Topeka, KS.

1992, May 18 & 19 - "Environmental Law in the Oil Patch." In-house program for Texaco, Inc. Bakersfield, CA

1992, May 8 - "Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry." Kansas Bar Association. Wichita, KS.

1992, May 4 & 5 - "Environmental Law in the Oil Patch." In-house program for Texaco, Inc. New Orleans, LA.

1992, March 20 - "Environmental Crime." Washburn University School of Law. Presented sessions titles: "Introduction to Environmental Crime" and "Individual Criminal Liability for 'Corporate Actions,'" Washburn University School ol Law. Topeka, KS.

1992, March 13 - "Environmental Considerations in the General Practice of Law." Washburn University School of Law 34th Annual Law Institute. Moderator of Environmental Panel. Topeka, KS.

1992, March 10 & 11 - "Environmental Law in the Oil Patch." In-house program for Texaco, Inc. Kilgore, TX

1992, February 28 - "Structuring Oil & Gas Transactions to Minimize Environmental Liability." Washburn University School of Law. Wichita, Ks.

1992, February 10 & 11 - "Environmental Law in the Oil Patch." In-house program for Texaco, Inc. Midland Tx.

1992, January 31 - "City, County, and State Hazardous Waste Liability: Prevention and Management." Washburn University School of Law. Topeka, Ks.

1992, January 13 & 14 - "Environmental Law in the Oil Patch." In-house program for Texaco, Inc. Denver, CO.

1991, December 12 - "The Law of Petroleum Sludges & Slop Oils." 3rd Annual Institute on Environmental Protection in the Energy Industry: Treatment and Disposal of Petroleum Sludges. University of Tulsa Tulsa OK.

1991, December 9 & 10 - "Environmental Law in the Oil Patch." In-house program for Texaco, Inc. Midland, TX

1991, November 15 - "Kansas Oil and Gas Law Update." Kansas Bar Association. Wichita, KS.

1991, November 5 - "Introduction to Environmental Law." Peoples Law School, Washburn University. Topeka, KS.

1991, November 2 - "Environmental Considerations in the Oil and Gas Lease." National Association of Royalty Owners Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX.

1991, October 30, 31 - "Implied Covenants" and "Gas Contracts." Oil and Gas Law Short Course. Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Breckenridge, CO.

1991, October 18 - "Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry." Sixteenth Annual Mineral Law Seminar. University of Kentucky College of Law Lexington,KY.

1991, September 26 - "Understanding Division Orders." National Association of Lease and Title Analysts. San Antonio, TX.

1991, September 19 - "Avoiding Environmental Liability in Kansas." National Business Institute, Inc. Wichita, Ks.

1991, August 9 - "Legal Issues Affecting the Division Order Analysts." In-house program for Koch Oil Company division order department.

1991, August 8, - "Basic Oil and Gas Law." In-house program for Koch Industries, Inc. legal department Wichita, KS.

1991, June 27 - "What you and your Client Need to Know About Environmental Law (To Stay Out of Trouble)." Washburn University School of Law. Topeka, Ks.

1991, June 14 - "Resolving Division Order Disputes" and "The Brave New World of Natural Gas Regulation and the Division Order Analyst." Capitol Association of Professional Division Order Analysts. Oklahoma City, OK.

1991, June 7 - "Perfecting a Security Interest in Oil and Gas." Sponsored by Kansas Bar Association. Wichita, Ks.

1991, May 20, 21 - "Environmental Law in the Oil Patch." In-house program for Texaco, Inc. Denver, CO.

1991, May 3 - "Hazardous Waste Regulation for the General Practitioner." In-house program to local law firms. Topeka, KS.

1991, April 20 - "Introduction to Environmental Law." Sponsored by Washburn Law School Environmental Law Society. Topeka, KS.

1991, April 6 - "Environmental Law and Kansas Military Operations," Kansas Army/Air National Guard Annual Legal Seminar. Topeka, KS.

1991, March 14, - "1990-91 Oil & Gas Law Review and Update: Contracts, Conveyances, Torts , Litigation, and Environmental Law." In-house presentation to Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation legal department. Tulsa, OK.

1991, February 13 - "Kansas Oil and Gas Law," in house presentation to the Shughart Thomson & Kilroy law firm. Kansas City, MO.

1991, February 1 - "Recent Developments in Hazardous Waste Regulation," Advanced Hazardous Waste Regulation. Washburn University School of Law. Topeka KS.

1990, December 14, 21 - "1990 Oil & Gas Law Review and Update-Contracts, Conveyances, Torts, and Litigation," Washburn University School of Law. Wichita, KS and Independence, KS.

1990, December 11 - "Recent Developments in Environmental Law Affecting the Energy Industry," Environmental Protection in the Energy Industry, Center for Environmental Research and Technology, University of Tulsa. Tulsa, OK.

1990, November 17 - "U.S/Canadian Free Trade Agreement: Trade in Energy," North American Common Market: The American, Canadian and Mexican Puzzle, ICT Inc. of Topeka and Washburn University. Topeka, KS.

1990, October 30 - "Environmental Regulation," People's Law School, Washburn University. Topeka, KS.

1990, October 26 - "Introduction to Hazardous Waste Regulation, " Washburn University School of Law. Topeka, KS.

1990, October 18 - "Recent Oil & Gas Law Developments in Arkansas and Kansas," American Association of Petroleum Landmen, 2nd Annual Mid-Continent Institute. Oklahoma City, OK.

1990, October 15 - "Perennial Problems Concerning Division Orders" and "Recent Statutory and Case Law Developments of Interest to Division Order Analysts, "Mid-America Association of Division Order Analysts, 2nd Annual Division Order Seminar. Wichita, KS.

1990, September 8 - "Selected Oil & Gas Topics: Illinois, Kansas, and Kentucky, " National Association of Division Order Analysts, 17th Annual Institute. Phoenix, AZ.

Oklahoma Bar Association Mineral Law Section Newsletter. National Law and Policy Institute. Tulsa : The University of Tulsa College of Law. (1989).

Newsletter. Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section. Vol. 1, No.4 Topeka : The Kansas Bar Association. (1988).

Drafting a Better Oil and Gas Lease February 27, 1987, Wichita, Kansas. (1987).

Presentations

"Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law," 2014 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 26, 2014.

"Recent Developments in Contracts and Property Law," 2014 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 26, 2014.

"Kansas Oil & Gas Law: Ten Cases Where the Kansas Supreme Court Got It Wrong," 2014 KBA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, one-hour presentation, Hays, Kansas, March 7, 2014.

"Issues Rural Communities Face When Attempting to Maximize Land Usage: The Oil & Gas Resource," 2014 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium, Preventing the Ghost Town: What Rural Communities Need to Do to Survive in the Modern Economy, The University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, February 21, 2014.

"Correlative Rights: The Next 100 Years," State Bar of New Mexico, one-hour presentation, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 13, 2013.

"Rethinking Oil & Gas Ownership," University of New Mexico School of Law Faculty Presentation, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 13, 2013.

"The Ethics of Drafting and the Lawyer Representing Renewable Power Project Developers," Special Institute on Renewable Electric Energy Law, Development and Investment, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, one-hour presentation, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 8, 2013.

"Common Interests Created in Oil and Gas," and "Split Estates: The Surface Use Issues," Oil & Gas Law Short Course, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, three hours of presentations, Westminster, Colorado, October 22 & 23, 2013.

"The Courts and Kansas Oil & Gas Law," 38th Annual Oil & Gas Law Program, Kansas Bar Association and Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association, one-hour presentation, Wichita, Kansas, October 18, 2013.

“Ethics and Oil and Gas Drafting,” 31st Annual Advanced Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Course, State Bar of Texas, one-hour presentation, Houston, Texas, October 3, 2013.

"The Role of the CASA Program Attorney: Eight Years as a Program Attorney for CASA of the 31st Judicial District," CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) State Director Annual Meeting, one-hour presentation, Topeka, Kansas, August 1, 2013.

"Recent Developments in Contract & Property Law," Washburn University School of Law Recent Developments Program, one-hour presentation, Topeka, Kansas, June 27, 2013.

"Oil and Gas Law for the Kansas Paralegal," Kansas Paralegal Association Annual Meeting and Seminar, one-hour presentation, Lawrence, Kansas, June 14, 2013.

"Contract Formation Issues When Contracting for Goods, Services, and People," Special Institute on Oil and Gas Agreements: Contracting for Good, Services, and People, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, one-hour presentation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 2, 2013. [4 MB PDF]

"Implied Covenant Law: Basic Principles, The Ohio Experience, and Horizontal Development," Special Institute on Title and Development Issues in the Utica Shale, Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, one-hour presentation, Columbus, Ohio. April 16, 2013.

"Vexatious Title Problems," 2013 Oil, Gas and Mineral Conference, Kansas Bar Association, one-hour presentations, Dodge City, Kansas, March 8, 2013. [2.6 MB PDF]

"Basic Oil and Gas Ownership Principles, Introductory Oil & Gas Law for the Kansas Lawyer," Wichita Bar Association, one-hour presentation, Wichita, Kansas, February 8, 2013.

"Emerging Issues in Energy Litigation," Appellate Judges Education Institute, one-hour panel discussion, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 16, 2012.

"Implied Covenant Law and Horizontal Development," Special Institute on Horizontal Oil & Gas Development, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, one-hour presentation, Westminster, Colorado, November 9, 2012. [1.6 MB PDF]

"Kansas and Oklahoma Oil & Gas Law, Key Difference," The Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy, University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma Bar Association Energy and Natural Resources Law Section, one-hour presentation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 2, 2012. [830 KB PDF]

"Common Interests Created in Oil and Gas;" "The Oil and Gas Lease: Implied Covenants;" "Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry;" "Oil & Gas Conveyancing Issues;" 30th Annual Oil & Gas Law Short Course; Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, four hours of presentations, Houston, Texas, October 23 & 24, 2012.

"Professional Responsibility and the Oil & Gas Lawyer: The Drafting Context," 37th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, one-hour presentation, Wichita, Kansas, October 19, 2012. [885 KB PDF]

"Recent Developments in Kansas Oil & Gas Law," 37th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, one-hour presentation, Wichita, Kansas, October 19, 2012. [1.6 MB PDF]

"From Horse & Buggy to Horizontal Drilling: The Common Law, The Third Restatement of Property (Servitudes), and Easement Rights to Develop Oil & Gas," 33rd Annual Institute, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, one-hour presentation, Charleston, South Carolina, June 26, 2012.

"Recent Developments in Property Law," Selected Topics and Miscellany 2012 CLE Program, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 21, 2012.

"Recent Developments in Contract Law," Selected Topics and Miscellany 2012 CLE Program, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 21, 2012.

"An Introduction to Kansas Law Impacting the Oil and Gas Industry," Introduction to Kansas Oil & Gas Law, Shell Oil Company, four-hour presentation, Harper, Kansas, June 13, 2012. [4.9 MB PDF]

"Midstream Issues," 3rd Law of Shale Plays Conference, The Institute for Energy Law, The Center for American and International Law, one-hour presentation. Fort Worth, Texas, June 7, 2012. [2.8 MB PDF]

"Oil & Gas Law: Kansas Style," 4th Annual Energy Law Symposium, Texas Wesleyan Law Review, one-hour presentation, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, March 29, 2012.

"The Essence of Kansas Oil & Gas Law in 100 Minutes," 2012 Oil, Gas and Mineral Conference, Kansas Bar Association, two-hour presentation, Dodge City, Kansas, March 2, 2012. [2.2 MB PDF]

"Basic Conveyance Principles: Conveyance Requirements, Lifetime Transfers and Transfers at Death, Encumbrances," Special Institute on the Nuts and Bolts of Mineral Title Examination, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Westminster, Colorado, February 9, 2012.

"Oil and Gas Issues of Interest to the Agricultural Lawyer," 8th Annual Agricultural Law Update, Kansas Bar Association, one-hour presentation, Manhattan, Kansas, October 28, 2011. [536 KB PDF]

"What the Courts Have Done to Oil & Gas Law -- Recently," 36th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, one-hour presentation, Wichita, Kansas, October 21, 2011. [555 KB PDF]

"Common Interests Created in Oil & Gas," Oil & Gas Law Short Course, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Denver, Colorado, October 19, 2011.

"Environmental Regulation of the Oil & Gas Industry," Oil & Gas Law Short Course, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Denver, Colorado, October 19, 2011.

"The Oil & Gas Lease: Implied Covenants," Oil & Gas Law Short Course, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Denver, Colorado, October 18, 2011.

"A Short, Short Course on Oil & Gas Law for the Wyoming Practitioner," Wyoming State Bar Annual Meeting and Judicial Conference. Three-Hour CLE presentation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, September 15, 2011.

"Professional Responsibility, Ethics, and the Transactional Lawyer," 57th Annual Institute of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation CLE, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 22, 2011.

"Applied Professional Responsibility: The Ethics of Legal Drafting," Washburn University School of Law, Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, June 23, 2011.

"Professional Responsibility and the Transactional Lawyer," CASA of the 31st Judicial District, Pittsburg, Kansas, June 3, 2011.

"Developing a Common Law of Hydraulic Fracturing," Developing the Law of the Marcellus Shale: Innovation for a Prosperous Community, a Safe Environment, and a Common Law, University of Pittsburgh Law Review and the Innovation Practice Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania April 5, 2011.

"Common Contractual, Property, and Security Issues Associated with Production and Marketing Agreements," Special Institute on Oil & Gas Agreements: Midstream and Marketing, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, one-hour presentation, Houston, Texas, February 23, 2011. [2.7 MB PDF]

"Carol Rose Comes to the Oilpatch: Modern Property Analysis Applied to Modern Reservoir Problems," Marcellus Shale Law and Policy Symposium, Dickinson School of Law, Penn State Univeristy, University Park, Pennsylvania, February 10, 2011.

"Trespass Issues in a Shale Play," Development Issues in Major Shale Plays, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, one-hour presentation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 6, 2010. [862 KB PDF] (Presentation made by Bruce Kramer).

"Important New Stuff You Need to Know About Kansas Oil and Gas Law," 35th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, one-hour presentation, Wichita, Kansas, October 22, 2010. [3.3 MB PDF]

"Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law," 35th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita, Kansas, October 21, 2010.

"Technical Aspects of Oil & Gas Exploration, Production, and Marketing," "Common Interests Created in Oil and Gas," "The Oil and Gas Lease: Implied Covenants," "Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry," Oil and Gas Law Short Course, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Energy Law Institute, Houston, Texas, October 17-18, 2010.

"The Art and Science of Drafting Property Conveyances," Washburn University School of Law, Real Estate Law Society, one-hour presentation, Topeka, Kansas, September 16, 2010. [3.6 MB PDF]

"Recent Developments in Kansas Business, Contract, and Property Law," Recent Developments in the Law, Washburn University School of Law, two-hour presentation, Topeka, Kansas, June 24, 2010. [3.9 MB PDF]

"Professional Responsibility and the Transactional Lawyer," CASA of the 31st Judicial District, two-hour presentation, Neosho County Courthouse, Erie, Kansas, May 14, 2010. [3.6 MB PDF]

"Energy Conservation and Energy Production," Energy Law Symposium, North Dakota Law Review, University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota, April 9, 2010 (with Bill Connors, Josh Fershee).

"Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law," 34th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita, Kansas, October 23, 2009.

"Technical Aspects of Oil & Gas Exploration, Production, and Marketing," "Common Interests Created in Oil and Gas," "The Oil and Gas Lease: Implied Covenants," "Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry," Oil and Gas Law Short Course, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Institute for Energy Law, and Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Westminster, Colorado, October 9, 2009.

"Royalty Jurisprudence: A Tale of Two States," The Future Course of Oil and Gas Jurisprudence II Symposium, Washburn University School of Law Business and Transactional Law Center, Topeka, Kansas, October 2, 2009.

"Recent Developments in Business, Contract, and Property Law," Washburn University School of Law, Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, June 25, 2009. [18.7 MB PDF]

"Basic Contract Principles Impacting Exploration Projects," Special Institute on Oil and Gas Agreements: The Exploration Phase, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 30, 2009.

"Judicial Interpretations of Royalty Obligations and the Resulting Drafting Lessons," Special Institute on Private Oil and Gas Royalties, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Denver, Colorado, December 4, 2008.

"Maintaining the Oil & Gas Lease Beyond the Primary Term," The Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy, University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma Bar Association Mineral Law Section, one-hour presentation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 7, 2008. [2.8 MB PDF]

"Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law," 33rd Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, one-hour presentation, Wichita, Kansas, October 24, 2008. [2.4 MB PDF]

"Technical Aspects of Oil & Gas Exploration, Production, and Marketing;" "Common Interests Created in Oil and Gas;" "The Oil and Gas Lease: Implied Covenants;" "Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry," 26th Annual Oil and Gas Law Short Course, Co-sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Institute for Energy Law, and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Houston, Texas, October 21, 2008.

"Introduction to Legal Drafting," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October 14, 2008. [123 KB PDF]

"Understanding Royalty Calculation Disputes," Training sessions for the Mid-America Association of Division Order Analysts, Wichita, Kansas, September 19, 2008.

"Recent Developments in Business, Contract, and Property Law," Washburn University School of Law, Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, June 26, 2008. [23 MB PDF]

"Recent Developments in Banking, Contract, and Commercial Law," video presentation for Kansas Bar Association, Topeka, Kansas, April 30, 2008.

"Recent Developments in Kansas Transactional Law," Business & Transactional Law Center, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, April 23, 2008.

"Recent Developments in Kansas Business Law," Business & Transactional Law Center, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, April 17, 2008.

"Transactional Evolution of Operating Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry," Oil & Gas Agreements: Joint Operating Agreements, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Denver, Colorado, March 27, 2008.

"Transactional Evolution of Joint Operating Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry" and "The Operator: Liability to Non-Operators, Resignation, Removal and Selection of a Successor," two-hour presentation at Special Institute on Oil and Gas Agreements: Joint Operations, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, American Association of Professional Landmen, Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, Houston, Texas, December 6, 2007.

"Recent Developments and Another Look at Critical Oil and Gas Lease Language," 32nd Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas (Kansas Bar Association/Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association) Conference, Wichita, Kansas, October 26, 2007. [152 KB PDF]

"Common Interests Created in Oil & Gas," "Technical Aspects of Oil & Gas Exploration, Production, and Marketing," "The Oil & Gas Lease: Implied Covenants," "Environmental Regulation of the Oil & Gas Industry," four-hours of presentation at Oil & Gas Short Course, Center for American and International Law and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Westminster, Colorado, October 17, 2007.

"Drafting Conveyances," one-hour Professional Skills Instruction Series presentation, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October 5, 2007.

"Introduction to Legal Drafting," one-hour Professional Skills Instruction Series presentation, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, September 28, 2007.

"Recent Developments in Business and Transactional Law," Recent Developments in the Law sponsored by Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 21, 2007.

"Oil and Gas Lease 2007: Problems, Solutions, Improvements," Kansas Bar Association, 125th Annual Meeting, Wichita, Kansas, June 9, 2007.

"Banking, Commercial and Contract Law Developments," Annual Survey of the Law sponsored by the Kansas Bar Association, Topeka, Kansas, May 20, 2007.

"Transactional Evolution of Operating Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry," Special Institute on Oil and Gas Agreements: Joint Operations, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, American Association of Professional Landmen, Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, one-hour presentation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 17, 2007. [5.2 MB PDF]

"Applied Contract Law for the Transactional Lawyer," Washburn University School of Law, Business and Transactional Law Center, Topeka, Kansas, March 2, 2007.

"Representing Landowners in Oil and Gas Transactions," 7th Annual CLE Slam-Dunk program sponsored by the Kansas Bar Association and the Kansas State University Foundation, Manhattan, Kansas, February 19, 2007.

Featured General Session Speaker, "Oil and Gas Law Update," 58th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference sponsored by the Energy Law Institute of the Center for American and International Law, Houston, Texas, February 15, 2007.

"Recent Developments in Nonregulatory Oil and Gas Law: Beyond Theories and Rules to the Motivating Jurisprudence," 58th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference sponsored by the Energy Law Institute of the Center for American and International Law, Houston, Texas, February 15, 2007.

"Recent Developments in Oil & Gas Law and a Review of Basic Oil and Gas Lease Principles," 31st Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil and Gas Law Conference, Kansas Bar Association and Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association, Wichita, Kansas, October 27, 2006.

"Common Interests Created in Oil & Gas," "Technical Aspects of Oil & Gas Exploration, Production, and Marketing," "The Oil & Gas Lease: Implied Covenants," "Environmental Regulation of the Oil & Gas Industry," Oil & Gas Short Course, Center for American and International Law and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Houston, Texas, October 16, 2006.

"Introduction to Legal Drafting," Washburn University School of Law, Business and Transactional Law Center, Topeka, Kansas, October 6, 2006.

"Professional Responsibility Demands When Representing the Kansas Child," Allen County Bar Association and CASA of the 31st Judicial District, Iola, Kansas, September 25, 2006.

Common Contractual, Property, and Security Issues Associated with Production and Marketing Agreements,” Special Institute on Oil & Gas Agreements: The Production and Marketing Phase, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, one-hour presentation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 19, 2005. [2.6 MB PDF]

"Basic Contract Principles Impacting Exploration Projects," Special Institute on Oil & Gas Agreements: The Exploration Phase, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, one-hour presentation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 20, 2004. [2.3 MB PDF]

"Managing Landowner Liability for the Environmental Consequences of Oil & Gas Development," National Association of Royalty Owners, 2003 National Convention, one-hour presentation, Austin, Texas, October 24, 2003. [919 KB PDF]

"From Extraction to End-use: The Legal Background," Special Institute on Private Oil & Gas Royalties, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, one-hour presentation, Denver, Colorado, September 8, 2003. [3.3 MB PDF]

"An Afternoon with Professors Owen Anderson & David Pierce," 27th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita, Kansas, August 9, 2002. [1.5 MB PDF]

"Recent Developments in the Law of Oil and Gas," 26th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Law Conference, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita, Kansas, August 10, 2001. [2.8 MB PDF]

"Drafting Royalty Clauses," 18 Annual Advanced Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Houston, Texas, September 21-22, 2000. [1.6 MB PDF]

"Recent Oil & Gas Law Developments in the Courts," 25th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference. Kansas Bar Association & Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association, Wichita, Kansas, August 4, 2000.

"Strategies for Transferring Allocating or Leveraging Environmental and Plugging Responsibilities Among Lessors, Lessees, and Assignees," 25th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference. Kansas Bar Association & Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association, Wichita, Kansas, August 4, 2000.

"Recent Developments in Contract Law," Washburn University School of Law, Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, June 22, 2000. [2.3 MB PDF]

"What's Behind the Valuation Controversy Anyway?" Special Institute on Federal & Indian Oil and Gas Royalty Valuation and Management. Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Minerals Management Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Houston, Texas, April 17, 2000.

"Ethics and Client Competency," Pro Bono Attorney, Topeka, Kansas, April 14, 2000.

"Developments in the Application of the Attorney-Client Privilege, " Kansas Bar Association, Topeka, Kansas, April 4, 2000.

"Ethical Problems in Representing an Impaired Client," Kansas Legal Services, Topeka, Kansas, February 25, 2000.

"Developments in Federal Environmental Law Impacting Upstream Oil & Gas Operations." 6th International Petroleum Environmental Conference in Houston, Texas, November 16, 1999.

"The Role of Industry Custom and Usage in Resolving Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Disputes," Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section Annual Meeting, State Bar of Texas, Fort Worth, June, 1999.

"Introduction to Law for Administrative Professionals," WU School of Business/Division of Continuing Education Administrative Professional Assistants Seminar, April, 1999.

1999, February 18 - "Assessing Thirty Years of Federal Environmental Regulation of Upstream Oil and Gas Activities." 50th Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation. The Southwestern Legal Foundation. One-Hour presentation. Dallas, Texas.

1998, August 8 - "Environmental Issues Confronting the Oil & Gas Industry. " Kansas Bar Association and Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association. One-hour Presentation. Wichita, Kansas.

1998, August 21 - "Oil & Gas Lease Royalty Rights and Obligations--Can't We All Just Get Along?" Energy Law Section, Dallas Bar Association. One-hour presentation. Dallas, Texas.

1998, October 9 - "The Art, Science, and Law of Drafting Oil and Gas Lease Assignments." 16th Annual Advanced Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Course, State Bar of Texas. One-hour presentation. Houston, Texas.

1998, October 20 - "Developments in Federal Environmental Law Impacting Upstream Oil & Gas Operations." 5th International Petroleum Environmental Conference. The University of Tulsa. One-hour presentation. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1998, November 6 - "Managing Legal Services: Effective Use of Legal Assistance to Accomplish Legal Goals." Mini-MBA Program. Washburn University School of Business/Division of Continuing Education. Three-hour presentation. Topeka, Kansas.

"Introduction to the Criminal Element of Environmental Law," Washburn University School of Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, November 18, 1994. [1.8 MB PDF]

"Environmental Management of Routine Oil & Gas Transactions," Washburn University School of Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, November 2, 1994. [3.3 MB PDF]

"Environmental Law in the Natural Resources / Energy / Agriculture Curriculum," AALS Mini-Workshop on Environmental Issues Across the Curriculum, Orlando, Florida, January 6, 1994. [1.3 MB PDF]

"Summary and Update of Oil & Gas Environmental Law," 18th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association and the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association, Wichita, Kansas, August , 1993. [5.3 MB PDF]

"Introduction to Oil and Gas Law," In-house presentation to Shughart Thompson & Kilroy Law Firm, Shughart Thompson & Kilroy, one hour presentation, Kansas City, Missouri, June 11, 1991. [554 KB PDF]

"Rethinking the Oil and Gas Lease: Three Steps Toward Creating A Market-Responsive Oil & Gas Lease," Current Issues in Oil & Gas Law, Tulsa County Bar Association Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 14, 1988. [1.4 MB PDF]

Ten Things Kansas Attorneys Should Know about Oil & Gas Law," 1988 Leavenworth County Legal Institute, Leavenworth, Kansas, October 13, 1988. [2.6 MB PDF]

"Royalty Issues in the 80's and 90's," Southwest Kansas Royalty Owners Association, two-hour presentation, Wichita, Kansas, April 25, 1987. [726 KB PDF]

"Drafting to Maximize the Non-Judicial Resolution of Disputes: 'Arbitration' for Everyone and Everything," Advanced Alternative Ddispute Resolution Conference, Topeka, August.

"Legal Developments in Environmental Regulations of the Oil and Gas Industry," International Petroleum Environmental Conference, U.S. Department of Energy, San Antonio, Texas, September.

"Managing Legal Services: Effective Use of Legal Assistance to Accomplish Business Goals, " WU School of Business/ Division of Continuing Education, October.

"Environmental Issues Confronting the Oil & Gas Industry," Kansas Bar Association, Wichita, May.

"Contracts for the Corporate Manager," Texaco USA Corporate Manager, New Orleans, La.

"Existing Authority to Regulate Gas Gathering in Kansas," Natural Gas Gathering Seminar, American Bar Association and Kansas Bar Association, Wichita.

"Issues Arising from the Oil Royalty Clause," Kansas Bar Association/Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association Oil and Gas Conference, Wichita.

"Oil and Gas Development Obligations under the Oil, Gas and Storage Lease, Eastern Mineral Law Institute, Baltimore, Md.

"Oil and Gas Law: An Overview, Trends, Developments and Trends, Developments and Ethical Issues Confronting Corporate Counsel," Koch Industries, Wichita.

"Recent Developments in Environmental Regulations Impacting Oil and Gas Production and Refining," Third International Petroleum Environmental Conference, U.S. Department of Energy, University of Tulsa and South-Central Environmental Resource Alliance, Albuquerque, N.M.

"Recurring Issues in Kansas Oil and Gas Law," Kansas State University, Agricultural Law Symposium, Garden City.

"A Structural Model for Arbitrating Disputes Under the Oil and Gas Lease," University of New Mexico School of Law Oil and Gas Symposium, Albuquerque, N.M.

Professional Service

President, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 2008-2009.

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Service Award, Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association, 2012.

Outstanding Service Award, Kansas Bar Association, 2012.

2012 Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, July 19, 2012 (recognizing excellence in teaching natural resources law and fostering of a broad understanding of the law, mentoring of students, and innovative style).