Westin Convention Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation's special institute on "Development Issues in the Major Shale Plays" will take place December 6-7, 2010, at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This program will explore in depth the legal and technical challenges facing the oil and gas industry in the development of the major shale plays throughout the United States. An emphasis is placed on the challenges that the stakeholders face in the Marcellus Shale Play. The program also will review the technical and environmental issues confronting those seeking to develop the natural gas locked within the Marcellus Shale Formation. Special emphasis will be given to air quality, water quality, and water consumption issues that are unique to natural gas production from shales.
The latest statutory and regulatory insights into development in the Marcellus Shale will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys from several states affected by the Marcellus Shale Formation. They will provide the latest statutory and regulatory insights into its development. One presentation will be devoted to the ethical issues that have arisen in the leasing transactions in this area. Speakers also will discuss basic oil and gas law issues as they apply to the Marcellus Shale development including leasing provisions, royalty determination, and surface use conflicts.
The program is geared towards attorneys, landmen, and other professionals working in this part of the oil and gas industry. This course will provide the most up-to-date information available on the development of the Marcellus Shale Formation, including recent legislative and administrative changes to the present systems to address the unique problems caused by natural gas production from shale formations.
A comprehensive course manual will be distributed to all attendees. A hosted lunch and networking reception also are included in the registration fee.