I could not be more proud of the work our committee has accomplished in planning the 2016 Natural Resources Law Institute, which once again will be held in Hot Springs, Arkansas at the Embassy Suites hotel, and the Hot Springs Convention Center. The Marketable Title Standards committee meeting and Natural Resource Law Section meeting will be held on Wednesday afternoon, followed by the Commissioner's reception. CLE and other events on Thursday, February 25, 2016 and Friday, February 26, 2016.
As always, this is the landmark industry event for the natural resource industry in Arkansas. The speaker lineup is listed below. If you have any questions about registration, please contact me or contact the Arkansas Bar Association directly. On behalf of the planning committee, I am certainly looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Wednesday February 24, 2016:
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Marketable Title Standards Meeting, Embassy Suites Board Room.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Natural Resources Law Institute Section Meeting, Embassy Suites Board Room
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Natural Resources Law Section Reception, Grand Salon
Thursday, February 25, 2016:
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Oil and Gas Case Law Update, Thomas A. Daily, Daily & Woods, P.L.L.C.
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Update from the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission, Shane Khoury, AOGC
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Tutorial on the New AOGC Well Data System, Alan J. York, AOGC
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. The Duty that the Executive Owner Owes to the Non-Executive Owner, Phillip Norvell, University of Arkansas School of Law
11:15 - 12:15 p.m. The Demise of the Recording Act as a Rule of Property, Robert M. Honea, Hardin, Jesson & Terry, PLC
Friday, February 26, 2016:
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. What is a Division Order Analyst and Why Should You Care, William C. Warren, Jr., Shamrock Natural Resources
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Spousal Rights in Oil and Gas Leasing and Title, J. Mark Robinette, Jr., Robinette, Miners and Ivester, PLLC
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Tax Issues that Affect Oil and Gas Producers and Owners, Melania Powell and Tony Uth, Hogan Taylor, LLP
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. The 2015 Model Form Operating Agreement, Jeff Weems, Porter Hedges, LLP
11:15 - 12:15 p.m Recent Developments in Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Dean Stacy L. Leeds, University of Arkansas School of Law.