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)

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

Aug. 2020 program snapshot

Upcoming Classes:

October 26-29, 2020
ONLINE FORMAT | ZOOM meetings daily | Enrollment Deadline: October 14, 2020
Register Online
December 2-3, 2020 | Oklahoma City, OK
Enrollment Deadline: November 13, 2020
Register Online
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Timothy C. Dowd
Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson
Oklahoma City, OK
His primary area of practice is Oil and Gas Law.
B.A.,University of Oklahoma
J.D., University of Tulsa, College of Law


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


October 26-29, 2020 | Monday – Thursday
ZOOM Format | Daily Session Times:
– Monday – Wednesday: 10am – 12pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm (Central Time)
– Thursday: 10am – 12pm (Central Time)
You will receive a printed copy of the course reference manual, workbook with exercises, and power points to use throughout the program.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
– $1,395/PERSON (individual registrations)
– $1,195/PERSON (2-3 from the same company)
– $995/PERSON (4+ from the same company)

IN-PERSON COURSE Dates, Venues, Times:

The class runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day.
2020 IN-PERSON Course Fees:

BEST DEAL DISCOUNT: $1,195 per person(register super early to get this deal)
– Team Discount (3 or more): $1,295 per person
– Regular Course Fee: $1,495 per person

December 2-3 2020 | Oklahoma City, OK
(Wednesday & Thursday)
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
One Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 272-3040