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)

2017 Fundamentals of Titles, Deeds, Conveyances, & Leases Brochure

Upcoming Sessions

April 25 – 26, 2017 – Houston, TX (8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day) Register for this Course
September 12 – 13, 2017 – Denver, CO (8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day) Register for this Course

In-Company Training

Many courses offered by CESE are also available on-site. In-company training simplifies scheduling, ensuring more of your employees will be able to attend and learn. Request a Course Quote


Timothy C. Dowd

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.

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


  • 12.5 PDHs (Professional Development Hours)
  • 1.25 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

Tuition Fee:

  • Group Discount (3 or more): $995 per person
  • Early Enrollment Discount: $1195 per person
  • Regular Tuition Fee: $1395 per person

Hotel Room Reservations

September 12-13, 2017 * Denver, CO
Marriott Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80237
Please use this link to make your ONLINE Room Reservations before August 21, 2017 (Group Rate: $179++):