Fundamentals of Titles, Deeds, Conveyances & Leases

INSTRUCTOR-LED, LIVE, VIRTUAL FORMAT | Daily Morning & Afternoon Sessions

Spring 2021 Schedule:
* March 22-25, 2021 (Monday-Thursday)
* April 26-29, 2021 (Monday-Thursday)

Class size limited…Sign up today!



“This program was taught well and very thorough. I enjoyed the interaction with everyone and the information was unparalleled.”

“Mr. Dowd was an engaging and enthusiastic instructor. I was able to gain a considerable amount of knowledge in a short amount of time. The format worked well with my work schedule.”

“Tim is an excellent teacher and made the Zoom format very enjoyable, often a difficult achievement! I really enjoyed his interaction with the participants and the practical examples.”

“Great program from a very knowledgeable instructor!”

“This program gave me the refresher I needed on title and different conveyances, and has allowed me to further comprehend leases, deeds, and other contracts.”

“Overall this program provided me with new/refreshed concepts presented in a new way, which helped me understand the bigger picture when it comes to certain aspects of my job responsibilities as a Land Tech. Sometimes it all depends on how the information is taught for it to finally click and sink in.”

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

This 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.

DESIGNED FOR…anyone working in 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 . These include but are not limited to:

  • Landmen
  • Oil and Gas Attorneys
  • Lease Analysts
  • Management/Administrative Personnel
  • Division Order Analysts
  • Paralegals
  • Land Data Analyst
  • Audit/Accounting Personnel


Timothy C. Dowd
Attorney, 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
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“Tim was very engaging and interactive. It made the online format a lot easier to focus on without getting distracted with other work.”


  • 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

Through lectures, discussion, and exercises, 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.
* Acquire 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 or ownership and who has the right to collect eh 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 (Continuing Education Units)
  • American Association of Professional Landmen may also approve this course for RLP and CPL Hours
  • State Accountancy Boards & State Bar Associations may also approve this course for CLEs and CPEs


ZOOM | Morning & Afternoon Daily Sessions

Morning Session: 10am -12pm (Central)
Afternoon Session: 1:30pm-3:30pm (Central)
*Thursdays: Morning only 10am-12pm (Central)

There are no prerequisites for attendance.

Participants will receive a printed copy of the course reference manual, workbook with exercises, and power points to use throughout the program.


March 22-25, 2021

*BEST DEAL DISCOUNT – PRICE FREEZE – ($1,195/person) ends March 10, 2021
*Registration Fee after 3/10/21: $1,595/person

Last Day to Register: March 17, 2021

Enrollment Closed

April 26-29, 2021

*BEST DEAL DISCOUNT ($1,195/person) ends March 10, 2021
*EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ($1,395/person) ends April 7, 2021
*Registration Fee after 4/7/21: $1,595/person

Last Day to Register: April 21, 2021


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