The following is a collection of papers presented at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Natural Resources Law Institute (formerly known as the Arkansas Oil and Gas Institute). Coverage is from the beginning of the Institute in 1962 to present. These papers focus upon natural resource law as well as related topics involving the physical processes of discovery and production of oil, gas, and other natural resources. Authors include members of the faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Law, other leading natural resource scholars, and experienced practicing attorneys from both inside and outside of this state. The papers are a valuable resource for discussions of contemporary developments of natural resources law within the context of the time when they occurred.

The Arkansas Natural Resources Law Institute is the oldest-running continuing legal education program in the State of Arkansas and is sponsored by the Arkansas Bar Association, a voluntary association of over 5,000 Arkansas licensed attorneys, whose kind cooperation and assistance made possible the collection and publication of the following papers.

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Submissions from 2016

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Oil and Gas Case Law Update, Thomas A. Daily

Submissions from 2015

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Annual Oil and Gas Law Update, Thomas A. Daily

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Oil and Gas Regulatory Update, Shane Khoury and Alan York

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Rights and Conflicts Among Surface Owners, Mineral Owners, and Lessees in Arkansas: Comparing Sticks in the Bindle, G. Alan Perkins

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The History of Oil and Gas Conservation Legislation in Arkansas, Phillip E. Norvell

Submissions from 2014

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Comparative Pooling Law: Arkansas and Texas, Thomas A. Daily and George A. Snell

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Updates in Arkansas Oil & Gas Law, Thomas A. Daily

Submissions from 2013

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2012 Update: Developments in Natural Resources Law, Thomas A. Daily

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Mother Hubbard Clauses: Is the Cupboard Bare or Does That Dog Hunt?, Phillip E. Norvell

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Post Production Expenses- I Don't Care What the Rules Are, Just Tell Me What They Are, Robert M. Honea

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Unconventional Litigation in Unconventional Plays: A View from the Trenches, G. Alan Perkins

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Updates from the AOGC, Shane Khoury

Submissions from 2012

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2011 Update: Development in Natural Resources in Law, Thomas A. Daily

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Ethics: The Evils of Email, Lindsay K. Bell

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Of Kings, Patents, Swamps and Reprobates: A History of Title Departing the Sovereigns of Arkansas with Title Curative Titles, J. Mark Robinette Jr.

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Oil and Gas ADR: Has the Time Come?, Stanley A. Leasure

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The ABCs of the Mineral Title Opinons, C. Michael Daily

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What's Going on at the AOGC (We Do Not Wear Pith Helmets in Case You Were Wondering), Shane Khoury

Submissions from 2011

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Ethics in the Oil Patch… Or A Review of Random Things I Read About So You Wouldn't Have To, G. Michael Millar

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Highways, Freemasons, and Graveyards, Oh My! Solving Uncommon Leasing Problems, J. Mark Robinette Jr.

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New Technology Tests the Old Rules - The Challenge of Regulating Horizontal Well Development - A Four State Comparison, Robert P. Costello, Thomas A. Daily, Ray Oujesky, and Richard Revels

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Recent Developments in Natural Resources Law-2011 Update, Thomas A. Daily

Submissions from 2010

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Arkansas Ad Valorem Mineral Taxes: An Overview with Related Title Problems, J. Mark Robinette Jr.

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Landmen and the Unauthorized Practice of Law, Robert M. Honea

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Recent Developments in Natural Resources Law - 2010 Update, Thomas A. Daily

Submissions from 2008

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Pending Oil And Gas Litigation: What's Happening And What's Coming, David F. Butler

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Quiet Title Actions in Arkansas: A Primer, C. Michael Daily

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Recent Development in Arkansas Oil and Gas Law - Circa 2007, Thomas A. Daily

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Standards for Examination of Real Estate Titles in Arkansas: What are They and Why Should I Care?, Bill Warren

Submissions from 2007

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Arkansas Title 101 - A 30 Minute Primer on Arkansas Conveyance Law, Bill Warren

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So You Want to Be in the Oil & Gas Bidness? Circumstances That Arise When Drilling an Oil & Gas Well - The Flood at Blue Mountain Lake, David F. Butler

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Statewide Field Rules - Update on Rule B-43, G. Alan Perkins

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Update on Oil & Gas Law: Recent Development in Natural Resource Law - 2007, Thomas A. Daily

Submissions from 2006

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Alternative Dispute Resolution, Robert E. Hornberger

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Arkansas Tax Titles Revisited, Carolyn J. Clegg

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Concurrent Ownership and Oil and Gas Leasing in Arkansas, Phillip Norvell

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Joint Operating Agreement - Case Law Update and Other Matters of Interest, Michel E. Curry

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Recent Developments in the Law of Oil and Gas: An Update on Unitization and Well Density in Arkansas, Thomas A. Daily

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Rights And Conflicts Among Surface Owners, Mineral Owners and Lessees in Arkansas, G. Alan Perkins

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State of Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission: Recent Developments, Future Initiatives, Lawrence E. Bengal

Submissions from 2005

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Ethics in the Oil Patch: Who is the Client and What Difference Does it Make?, John C. Everett

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Oil & Gas Litigation: What Usually Goes Wrong and What Can Be Done to Prevent It, Ed Norwood

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Recent Developments in Natural Resoures Law - Circa 2005, Thomas A. Daily

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Technical & Legal Considerations in Implementing an Exploration and Development Plan or What do We do Now?, Robert M. McGowan and Robert M. Honea

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Yours, Mine, and Ours: Documenting the Exploration Venture, Mark Boiling

Submissions from 2004

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Recent Developments in Natural Resources Law - Circa 2004, Thomas A. Daily

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Sixty Minutes with an Oilngasser: An Overview of Oil and Gas Law, Thomas A. Daily

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The Fair and Equitable Poolwide Utilization Formula, Henry C. Courtret Jr.

Submissions from 2003

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Big News From the Commission, and the Ledge is on the Loose: Recent Developments in Natural Resources Law, Thomas A. Daily

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Surface Access Issues, Robert M. Honea

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The Doctrine or After-Acquired Title in Mineral Conveyancing, Phillip E. Norvell

Submissions from 2002

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Class Action Issues in Natural Resources Disputes Class Warfare Comes to the Oil Patch, Rex M. Terry

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It's the Secondary Term - Do You Know Where Your Lease Is?, Charles C. Steincamp

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Joint Operating Agreements, What You Think You Get Ain't Necessarily What You Get, David F. Butler

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Nothing Much Has Happened, but Look What's Coming Down the Pike: Recent Developments in Natural Resources Law, Thomas A. Daily

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Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Natural Resources Litigation, Stanley A. Leasure

Submissions from 2001

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Expert Testimony - Geology and Reservoir Engineering at Trial and Administrative Hearings, Ed R. Norwood

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Issues in Oil and Gas Title Examination, Kenneth P. Dougherty

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Pooling and Unitization in Texas, Thomas K. Dougherty

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Recent Developments in Natural Resources Law - Circa 2000-01, Thomas A. Daily

Submissions from 2000

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Adverse Possession of the Severed Mineral Estate in Arkansas, Phillip E. Norvell

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Everything You Ever Needed To Know About Lakes, Streams, Rivers, Riparian Rights, Accretions & Avulsions, Robert Honea

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Recent Developments in Natural Resource Law - Circa 1999, Thomas A. Daily

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Selected Issues in Oil and Gas Title Examination, Thomas K. Dougherty

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Valuing Oil & Gas Properties, Robert M. McGowan

Submissions from 1999

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Recent Developments: An Overview of New Cases, Legislation & Regulations Affecting The Oil & Gas Industry-Natural Resources Industries, Thomas A. Daily

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The Engineering Aspects of the Implied Covenant to Protect Against Drainage, Henry C. Coutret

Submissions from 1998

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Current Issues In Oil and Gas Royalty Litigation, Mark D. Christiansen

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Drainage, Drilling Units and Conservation Agency Orders: Sunbelt Exploration Co. V. Stephens Production Co., Phillip E. Norvell

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Receiverships and Integration: A Primer on Acquiring the Rights to Develop the Interest of a Lost or Recalcitrant Mineral Owner, Carolyn J. Clegg

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Recent Developments: A Review of New Cases, Legislation, & Regulations Affecting The Natural Resources Industries, Thomas A. Daily

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Trends in Environmental Liabilitiy for the Oil & Gas Industry: Environmental Liability Developments for Oil and Gas Operators, Charles C. Steincamp

Submissions from 1997

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Recent Developments In Natural Resources Law-Circa 1996, Thomas A. Daily

Submissions from 1996

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Attorney Liability To Non-Clients When Issuing Oil and Gas Title Opinions, John Land McDavid

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Enviornmental Auditing, Reporting & Confidentiality Issues, Walter G. Wright Jr.

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Oil Field Pitfalls: Avoiding Environmental Liabilities Affecting Petroleum and Natural Gas Drilling and Production, Walter G. Wright Jr.

Submissions from 1995

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Increased Density for Arkansas or You Can't Keep a Good Worm Down in the Can, Thomas A. Daily

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Pitfalls In Developing Lands Burdened By Non-Participating Royalty: Calculating the Royalty Share and the Duty Owed to the Non-Participating Royalty Owner by the Holder of the Executive Right, Phillip Norvell

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Smooth Sailing or a Sea of Change? Selected Recent Developments and Theories in Oil and Gas, W. Eric West

Submissions from 1994

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Engineering for Lawyers, Landmen, and Other Non-Engineers or What is that Guy Talking About?, Robert M. McGowen

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Rights and Liabilities for Personal Injuries on the Well Site, Douglas M. Carson

Submissions from 1993

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Recent Developments in Oil & Gas Law, Carolyn J. Clegg

Submissions from 1992

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Top Leasing in Arkansas & Other States -- Selected Problems from Theory to Reality, W. Eric West

Submissions from 1991

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And For So Long Thereafter - Paying Quantities, Shutting-in, and Other Legal Problems of the Secondary Term, Thomas A. Daily

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Well Plugging Obligations: The Operator's Liability to the State and Third Parties, Phillip E. Norvell

Submissions from 1990

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Inheritance by Illegitimates in Arkansas: Statue and Case Decisions, John Land McDavid

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The Arkansas Supreme Court v. Landmen Title Examiners: Recent Oil & Gas Decisions, J. H. Evans

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Well Site Operations & Surface Damages: Assessing Lieabilities and Calculating Damages, Douglas M. Carson

Submissions from 1988

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The Impact of the Uniform Commercial Code on Oil and Gas Lease, J. Thomas Hardin

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The Implied Duty To Market, Phillip E. Norvell

Submissions from 1987

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Paying Quantities - How much Production Is Required to Maintain an Oil and Gas Lease In Its Secondary Term?, Stephen Gardner

Submissions from 1986

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Pollution Control: An Overvew of the Role of the Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology, Robert E. Blanz

Submissions from 1985

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Defeasible Term Mineral and Royalty Interests, Phillip E. Norvell

Submissions from 1983

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Texaco, Inc. v. Short (U.S. Supreme Court): An Analysis of the Proposed Dormant Mineral Legislation for Arkansas, Phillip E. Norvell

Submissions from 1982

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The Arkansas Royalty Deed: Answers and Questions, Oliver M. Clegg

Submissions from 1981

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Extending the Oil & Gas Lease into the Secondary Term on Outside Acreage by Production Within the Unit, Phillip E. Norvell

Submissions from 1980

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Possible Solutions to the Problem Presented by Missing Owners of Fee Simple Title or Non-Consenting Owners with Coal or Lignite Prospect, Phillip E. Norvell

Submissions from 1977

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The Coal and Lignite Lease Compared to the Oil and Gas Lease, Phillip E. Norvell

Submissions from 1975

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Up the River Without a Paddle, James E. West

Submissions from 1974

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The Severed Mineral Estate Problem: Are there Legislative Solutions?, Oliver M. Clegg