Fundamentals of Titles, Deeds, Conveyances and Leases

The essence of the land department of oil and gas companies is the determination of ownership. As you know, ownership of the oil, gas and other minerals, determines who has the right to drill and, after production, who is entitled to payment.

This two-day nuts and bolts course will give you the basics in determining land titles and the ownership of the mineral interests; plus acquaint you with the fundamentals of the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties.

If you are involved in such matters as title work, lease purchasing, negotiation and preparation of contracts, farmout agreements, surface damage agreements, lease administration and the 1001 other issues that are involved in the drilling and management of wells . . . you will benefit from attending this course.

Participant Comments:

“All I can say is wow! Everything is so clear to me now!” (Division Order Analyst, BP America Production Co.)
“A must for anyone who works with oil & gas leases.” (Geological Scientist, Commonwealth of PA-DCNR)
“Through the use of multiple situations, we saw many real-world examples of land related issues.” (SVP & Regional Manager, SM Energy)
“Concise explanation of oil & gas leases and conveyances. Everyone in land should attend.” (Land Administrator, Calyx Energy, LLC)

BEST DEAL DISCOUNT: $995 per person (register super early to get this deal)

Contact our office to sign-up or register online!
The University of Tulsa, CESE
Phone: 918-631-3088
Email: cese@utulsa.edu

Upcoming Classes

August 27-28, 2019 * Denver, CO
BEST DEAL DISCOUNT Deadline: expired
Early Enrollment Deadline: expired
Registration Form (pdf)
Register Online

In-Company Training

This course is also available for on-site training. In-company courses for your group simplifies scheduling and maximizes training dollars. Request a Course Quote for In-Company Training


Timothy C. Dowd
Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson
Oklahoma City, OK

Frank Hinton
Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson
Oklahoma City, OK

Who Should Attend

    • Landmen
    • Oil and Gas Attorneys
    • Lease Analysts
    • Management/Administrative Personnel
    • Division Order Analysts
    • Paralegals
    • Those involved in the land or title part of the oil and gas industry

*There are no prerequisites for attendance.

Participants Will…

  • Learn the basics of land titles, deeds and transferring oil and gas leases.
  • Understand and locate pertinent parts of oil and gas leases and assignments.
  • Allows you the ability to interpret deeds.
  • Recognize basic title issues.
  • Determine a proper reservation or exception in a deed.
  • Learn how to review an oil and gas lease.
  • Locate primary parts of an oil and gas lease.
  • Learn the important skills to determine change of ownership and who has the right to collect the monetary proceeds from a producing well.
  • Understand the basics of the oil and gas lease and the ownership of the oil and gas leasehold.
  • Be given selected problems or issues so that they can transfer the knowledge gained into real-world problems.


  • 13.0 PDHs (Professional Development Hours)
  • 1.3 CEUs CLE (Continuing Education Credits)
  • American Association of Professional Landmen may also approve this course for RLP and CPL Hours
  • State Accountancy Boards and State Bar Associations may also approve this course for CLEs and CPEs

Course Summary

  • Basic Principles of Land Ownership
  • Three Types of Transfers
  • Land Description
  • Deeds and Conveyances
  • Common Types of Conveyances
  • Types of Deeds
  • Types of Ownership
  • Fundamentals of Probate and Estate Proceedings
  • Marketable Title v. Acceptable Title
  • Common Title Problems
  • Oil and Gas Leases Common Title Problems
  • Common Types of Oil and Gas Contracts

Course Fee:

  • BEST DEAL DISCOUNT: $995 per person(register super early to get this deal)
  • Team Discount (2 or more): $1195 per person
  • Early Enrollment Discount: $1195 per person
  • Regular Tuition Fee: $1495 per person

Date, Venue, Time & Room Reservations

The class runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day.
March 20-21, 2019- Houston, TX
(Wednesday & Thursday)
Doubletree Hilton at Greenway Plaza, 6 Greenway Plaza East, 713-629-1200
If you need overnight accommodations, contact reservation specialist, Laura Buehler, at the hotel directly to make room reservations. Her direct number is 713-850-2325 or you may email her at laura.buehler@hilton.com.
Reservations should be made before February 28, 2019.

April 23-24, 2019- Oklahoma City, OK
(Tuesday & Wednesday)
Skirvin Hilton Hotel, 1 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, 405-272-3040
If you need overnight accommodations, contact the hotel’s Group Housing Coordinator, Katie Hughes directly at 405-702-8546 or email her at: katiehughes@skirvinhilton.com. Ask for the University of Tulsa Group Reservations (Confirmation #3509210903) to receive the rate of $165++/night.
Reservations should be made before March 29, 2019.

August 27-28, 2019 * Denver, CO
(Tuesday & Wednesday)
Grand Hyatt Downtown Denver Hotel, 1750 Welton St, Denver 303-295-1234
If you are needing overnight accommodations, contact the hotel before June 25, 2019 to receive the group rate of $233.10++/night. There are just a small number of rooms held at this rate and are on a first come/first served basis.