The Fall 2023 TU ENERGY LAW & COMMERCE Webinars are scheduled for Sept. 5, Oct. 4 & Nov. 1 from 11:30am – 1:00 pm (Central) and will focus on ESG Strategies for CCS & CCUS operations on Federal Lands, Tribal Lands and Lands under State Jurisdiction.The importance of CCS & CCUS:
The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change) has stated that we must now do more than just reduce emissions by actively looking for ways to remove carbon from the atmosphere. This means that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) both have an important role.

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is an integral element in achieving net-zero goals by contributing emission abatement in key industrial sectors and removing CO2 from processes. Recently, new investment plans and strengthened climate goals are building momentum behind CCUS.

CCS is a way of reducing carbon emissions by capturing CO2 and storing it permanently. CCUS focusses on reusing the stored CO2 by converting it into valuable products such as fuels and chemicals. The potential for CCUS is dependent on factors including the emissions source, industry, capture technology, transportation, as well as location and type of storage. CCUS is not a new idea, but it is one that is growing exponentially on the back of national climate targets and policy incentives (ESG).


  • September 5: ESG Strategies for CCS/CCUS Operations on FEDERAL LANDS
  • October 4: ESG Strategies for CCS/CCUS Operations Under STATE JURISDICTION
  • November 1: ESG Strategies CCS/CCUS Operations on TRIBAL LANDS

FORMAT: ONLINE via ZOOM | Professional Development Hours: 1.5 PDHs per session


The three 1 1/2-hour sessions will help facilitate the transparency needed in the governance of ESG strategies by helping offset the asymmetrical information in the current market for carbon capture, utilization, and storage providing stakeholders more information concerning the use of the pore space within their land.

Recommendations concerning contracting strategies for underserved communities and native tribes, while also providing comments to regulators on fiscal regimes and regulatory policies that support ESG strategies in carbon capture, utilization, and storage will be discussed.

The following will benefit from attending:

  • Attorneys
  • Business Development Managers
  • Regulators
  • EHS Managers
  • Contract Specialists
  • Land Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Residential Property Builders/Developers
  • Commercial Property Developers
  • Regulatory Compliance Personnel


Buford Boyd Pollett, J.D.
Genave King Rogers Asst. Professor of Energy Law and Commerce
Director for AAPL and Interim Chair of the School of Energy
The University of Tulsa
Collins College of Business

Mr. Pollett’s extensive combination of experience in energy laws, pipeline projects, and businesses, brings a rare perspective on many aspects of ESG. He is a licensed Attorney in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia. He is also a licensed Geoscientist in Texas and a proctor in maritime law.
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Format: Instructor-Led, Live, Virtual using ZOOM
The ZOOM meeting invitation link will be emailed a couple of days before the date of each session to all paid registrants. A link to the recorded session and a copy of the presentation will be sent to all paid participants following each session.

The series of webinars will be held from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Central) on Tuesday, September 5; Wednesday, October 4; and Wednesday, November 1.


  • SERIES DISCOUNT: $175.00/person| Available to those signing up for all 3 sessions (Sept.5, Oct.4 & Nov.1)
  • Individual Session Fee: $75/person/session