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Oil and Gas Rights in North Dakota

An energy boom is boosting the economy - are you fully equipped to navigate oil and gas law in North Dakota? The exploration of natural gas in the Bakken Shale and other formations has provided landowners new opportunities - as well as new risks. These reference materials will keep you up-to-date on current issues and trends in oil and gas law so you can give your clients the advice needed to make sure their interests are protected. Purchase these reference materials and get valuable information regarding practical problems and pitfalls to avoid during the exploration and production phases of an oil and gas prospect. These reference materials address the types of leases, strategies for handling complex issues, dispute avoidance and how to prevent litigation. You will gain practical knowledge regarding pitfalls to avoid during the exploration and production phases of an oil and gas prospect, as well as contract negotiation and drafting strategies. Order today to stay at the cutting-edge of your field. Benefits for You •Understand potential title issues for mineral owners •Discover strategies in dealing with nonpayment of royalties and lease cancellations •Accurately determine who has ownership of oil and gas rights •Stay up-to-date on the latest legal developments in oil and gas law
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Agenda

Surface Owners
— Derrick Braaten and Lindsey Nieuwsma
  • The Split Estate: Mineral and Surface Owner Rights
  • Compensation and Damages
    • Statutory Use: Compensation for Exploration and Development Under N.D.C.C. Ch. 3811.1
    • Voluntary Use: Compensation for Gas Pipelines, Water Pipelines, Water Wells and Other Infrastructure
    • Unauthorized Use: Trespass
  • Spills and Blowouts: Liability, Testing, Compensation and Remediation
  • Abandoned Minerals and the Surface Estate: Claims Under N.D.C.C. Ch. 38-18.1
Mineral Owners
— Derrick Braaten and Lindsey Nieuwsma
  • Common Forms of Mineral Interests: Working Interests and Royalties
  • Use of Mineral Estate
    • Pooling and Unitization
    • The Statutory Risk Penalty: Mineral Owner Rights Under N.D.C.C. Ch. 380808 and N.D.A.C. § 43020316
    • Participating as an Owner in the Well or Leasing
  • Subsurface Trespass
Mineral Leasing
— Derrick Braaten and Lindsey Nieuwsma
  • Basic Provisions of an Oil and Gas Lease
  • Special Provisions of an Oil and Gas Lease: Lessor Protection Clauses
  • Duration and Termination of Lease
  • Nonpayment of Royalties
  • Lease Cancellation
Oil Company Impacts on Mineral Owners
— Jannelle Combs
  • Overview of Process for Spacing
  • Mineral Owner Considerations When Drilling
  • Process of Payment
Title Issues for Mineral Owners
— Jannelle Combs
  • Malloy (Spousal Reservation) Issues
  • Duhig Rule (Giving More Than You Have)
  • Other Title Issues That Title Opinions Will Often Point out
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Faculty

Derrick Braaten

Derrick Braaten – Moderator

Baumstark Braaten Law Partners

  • Partner with Baumstark Braaten Law Partners
  • Practices oil and gas law, agricultural law and tribal law
  • Has served as general counsel to several landowner groups
  • Recent presentation "Growing with Energy: Economic and Infrastructure Impacts", Minot State University Energy Impact Symposium, and others
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, University of Minnesota; B.A. degree, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Can be contacted at 701-221-2911 or derrick@baumstarkbraaten.com
Jannelle Combs

Jannelle Combs

Steger Law Office

  • Attorney with Steger Law Office
  • Helps land operators, non-operators and mineral owners identify ownership stakes in the minerals far beneath the earth’s surface
  • Assists oil companies and mineral owners with actions or documents to cure title defects found from title examination
  • Maintains a general business law practice along with estate planning
  • North Dakota Business Watch, 2011, has named her among the top 40 business and civic leaders under the age of 40
  • Featured in The National Law Journal, 2012, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2011, and Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2011
  • J.D. degree, University of North Dakota School of Law; B.S. degree, North Dakota State University
  • Can be contacted at 701-306-0039 or jannelle@stegerlawoffice.com
Lindsey Nieuwsma

Lindsey Nieuwsma

Baumstark Braaten Law Partners

  • Attorney at Baumstark Braaten Law Partners
  • Practices agricultural, and oil and gas law
  • Presentations and publications: Investments in Agricultural: Understanding the Impact of Mineral Rights and Development – American Agricultural Law Association 2011 Annual Symposium, and contributor to “Ag-vocate for Agriculture” column in Agweek
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Minnesota; B.S. degree, summa cum laude, North Dakota State University
  • Can be contacted at 701-221-2911 or lindsey@baumstarkbraaten.com
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Product ID: 392051
Published 2014
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