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  • The Energy Area of Law Page is a starting point for LexisNexis’s energy law solutions. You can find cases, statutes and legislatives material, numerous types of forms including oil and gas leases, division orders, transfer orders, gas purchase contracts, pooling and unitization forms. You can also access all LN energy law treatises as well as emerging issues analyses in the area of energy law.
  • We publish two of the three leading national treatises on oil and gas law, Williams & Meyers and Kuntz, Law of Oil & Gas. While West publishes the third well-known title ( Summers ), it is shorter than Williams & Meyers and lacks some of the topical coverage available in our books. Williams & Meyers is the most authoritative and comprehensive treatise on the law relating to oil and gas. Topical coverage includes oil and gas conveyancing, leasing, pooling, unitization, and operating problems. Frequently cited by the courts and highly regarded by oil and gas attorneys, the treatise monitors changes to the law as well as new and developing areas. We also publish the Williams & Meyers Manual of Oil and Gas Terms, a one-volume handy softbound desk reference that defines the words, phrases and acronyms most useful to lawyers, accountants, and others in the great variety of occupations related to the lucrative oil and gas industry. It includes, where appropriate, references to statutes, cases, books and law review articles. Kuntz provides full treatment of oil and gas law issues, including coverage of the rights of owners of various types of interests in oil and gas, with an emphasis on conveyancing; analysis of the oil and gas lease and the rights and duties that arise from such a lease as well as the various transactions that stem from the lease; and government regulations and taxation. Separate volumes contain relevant state oil and gas statutes and a variety of sample forms.
  • Energy Law & Transactions is the perfect reference and transactional resource for anyone interested in knowing the legal and business-related aspects of energy transactions. It covers the energy industry, all traditional energy sources, such as oil, gas, electricity, and coal, as well as nontraditional energy technologies and sources, such as hydroelectricity, solar, nuclear, biomass, and cogeneration. These energy sources and technologies are discussed from cradle to grave: from exploration and production through transmission, distribution, and final consumption by the end user. We also have publications on specialized topics that are not matched by West (e.g., oil and gas leasing, pooling and unitization), and a handy Manual of Oil and Gas Terms. For Texas, both LexisNexis and West have a treatise devoted to Texas oil and gas law.
  • State analytical content provides an annotated overview of the law.
  • LexisNexis has a vast collection of statutory and regulatory law. Annotations facilitate research.
  • Searching for oil, gas and energy law cases is easy – search queries can be made from within the area of law page or within the jurisdictional page.
  • The briefs, pleadings and motions library is an immense time saver. Existing documents provide a starting point for research and help to unearth obscure oil and gas law cases on esoteric issues. They also provide insight into arguments made in fact situations that may be similar to the one that you are researching.
  • Shepard’s reports are essential not only for cite validation but also for research assistance, leading the researcher to related statutory and case law and treatises.
  • Related content, which is highlighted on the left navigation panel of every case, provides quick access to the available briefs, pleadings, and motions in the case and also links to analytical content.
  • “ More Like This Headnote” allows the researcher to utilize the terms within a headnote to search for similar cases in the same or multiple jurisdictions.
  • By setting up a Shepard’s alert, the researcher can ensure timely notification of additional treatment of a case. Alerts can be delivered on the desired schedule directly to the researcher’s inbox.
  • LexisNexis Energy Law Solutions 2012

    1. 1. LexisNexis Oil, Gas & Energy Law Solutions1 | Presentation Title
    2. 2. Energy Area of Law Page on lexis.com Search LexisNexis analytical treatises for expert guidance on a wide range of energy topics. Search news sources for the latest legislative and regulatoryFind the necessary developments informs for numerous energy law.energy transactions.
    3. 3. LexisNexis offers comprehensive legal, news, businessand public records content and tools, including a completecollection of federal and state statutes and legal analysisfrom the leading experts.Personal Endorsement:I couldn’t practice as efficiently and effectively withoutlexis.com and LexisNexis publications. Here’s Why
    4. 4. First: Indispensible Treatises, Print & OnlineWilliams & Meyers, Oil and Gas Law• 8-volume set provides comprehensive coverage of energy law• covers the creation, existence, and transfer of property rights in the oil and gas industry• preeminent work in its field; often cited by courts• explains traditional oil and gas law principles• discusses how courts have interpreted and applied these principles, with special attention paid to differences among varying jurisdictionsKuntz, Law of Oil and Gas• cited by courts in oil and gas producing states• provides an exhaustive survey of oil and gas conveyancing and operations• includes detailed examination of o Insurance in connection with use and storage of oil and gas o Implied covenants and duties created by the oil and gas lease o Lease transfers and interests commonly carved out of leases in modern business transactions o Governmental regulation (by municipalities, counties, states, and the federal government) regarding the leasing and sale of public land; securities; and the production, sale and transportation of oil and gas
    5. 5. Energy Law and Transactions • provides comprehensive coverage of energy law • covers the energy industry, traditional energy sources such as oil, gas, electricity, and coal, and nontraditional energy sources such as hydroelectricity, solar, nuclear, biomass, and cogeneration • discusses the process from cradle to grave – from exploration and production through transmission, distribution, and final consumption by the end-user • contains model forms, tariffs, checklists, illustrations, and tables • the ideal tool for the energy practitioner involved with the preparation of energy contracts, M&A, antitrust, tax, commodities, accounting, business, consulting, public utilities, and international transactionsSpecialized Oil & Gas Law Content • Proceedings of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute • The Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law o Oil & Gas Reporter • The Law of Pooling and Unitization • The Law of Oil and Gas Leases • The Law of Federal Oil and Gas Leases • Regulation of the Gas Industry • Texas Law of Oil and Gas
    6. 6. State Analytical ContentPennsylvania Law Encyclopedia Warren’s Weed New York Real Property Michies Jurisprudence of Virginia and West Virginia Texas
    7. 7. Statutes and Regulations• Complete collection of federal statutes and regulations as well as more targeted sources, such as selected U.S. Code titles and selected C.F.R. titles relating to energy law.• Includes text of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.• Complete collection of state statutes, state regulations, municipal codes, and state codes combined.• Federal and state bill tracking keeps track of the latest legislation.
    8. 8. Oil, Gas & Energy Law Cases
    9. 9. Briefs, Pleadings & Motions
    10. 10. Shepard’s Reports
    11. 11. Related Content
    12. 12. More Like This Headnote
    13. 13. Alerts
    14. 14. Administrative Materials• Collections of administrative decisions are available for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other pertinent federal and state agencies o all individual states, and selected states combined. o includes FERC decisions and memoranda o Files available that combine (1) federal energy cases and administrative decisions and (2) state energy cases and agency decisions.• CFR - Environmental Titles 21,29,33,40,42,43,49,50• EPA Administrative Materials Combined• CFR and Federal Register – Energy• Surface Mining Materials
    15. 15. Emerging Issues Analysis Read analyses of the latest energy developments written by industry experts.
    16. 16. Energy and Environmental News Sources• LexisNexis offers a number of important news sources that provide timely coverage of legal and industry developments • New York Times and Wall Street Journal • “Mega News” files – compilations of U.S. news, legal news, and wire service sources • Mega News, Pollution & Environmental Impacts • Mega News, Climate Change • Mega News, Green Buildings • Mega News, U.S. Environmental Law • Mega News, US, 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill • Infrastructure, the quarterly newsletter of the ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law • Carbon Control News • Environmental Law Reporter News & Analysis
    17. 17. Staying Current www.lexisnexis.com/community/emergingissues/blogs/oilgasandenergylaw Features: • Podcasts • Original Commentary • Emerging Issues Analysis Excerpts • Law Firm Articles & Video Links • Blog articles from leading commentators • Free Downloads from Leading PublicationsRepresentative Contributors:Fulbright & Jaworski Troutman SandersCadwalader Ballard SpahrBabst Calland Steptoe & JohnsonSNR Denton Foley & LardnerSutherland Arnold & PorterABA Section of Public Utility and Renewable Energy Committee
    18. 18. Staying Current http://www.lexisnexis.com/community/environmental-climatechangelaw/ Representative Contributors: Marten Law Group Jenner & Block Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law Keller and Heckman LLP
    19. 19. Selected Online Marcellus Shale Resources• Marcellus Shale Coalition ‐ http://marcelluscoalition.org/home/• Marcellus Drilling News ‐ http://marcellusdrilling.com/• PA Dept. of Envt’l Protection ‐ Bureau of Oil and Gas Management ‐ http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/minres/oilgas/oilgas.htm• Dept. of Envt’l Protection – Marcellus shale page http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/minres/oilgas/new_forms/marcellus/marcellus.htm• Susquehanna River Basin Commission - http://www.srbc.net/programs/projreviewmarcellus.htm• WV Dept. of Envt’l Protection ‐ http://www.dep.wv.gov/• PA Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) - http://www.pioga.org/• Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) - http://www.marcellus.psu.edu/• Penn State Univ. College of Agricultural Sciences, Cooperative Extension http://extension.psu.edu/naturalgas• Keystone Energy Forum ‐ http://www.keystoneenergyforum.com/• MarcellusUSA.com – (a private resource for leases, documents, instruments,records and other information)
    20. 20. Selected Energy Law Review Articles• George A. Bibikos & Jeffrey C. King, A Primer on Oil and Gas Law in the Marcellus Shale States, 4 Tex. J. Oil Gas & Energy L. 156 (2009).• Bruce M. Kramer, Keeping Leases Alive in the Era of Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing: Are the Old Workhorses (Shut‐in, Continuous Operations, and Pooling Provisions) Up to the Task?, 49 Washburn L. J. 283 (2010).• Phillip E. Norvell, Prelude to the Future of Shale Gas Development: Well Spacing and Integration for the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas, 49 Washburn L. J. 457 (2010).• Laura C. Reeder, Note, Creating a Legal Framework for Regulation of Natural Gas Extraction from the Marcellus Shale Formation, 34 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol’y Rev. 999 (2010).• Hannah J. Wiseman, Regulatory Adaptation in Fractured Appalachia, 21 Villanova Envtl. L. J. 229 (2010).• Hannah J. Wiseman, Untested Waters: The Rise of Hydraulic Fracturing in Oil and Gas Production and the Need to Revisit Regulation, 20 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 115 (2009).• Travis Zeik, HydraulicFracturing Goes to Court: How Texas Jurisprudence on Subsurface Trespass Will Influence West Virginia Oil and Gas Law, 112 W. Va. L. Rev. 599 (2010).• Owen L. Anderson, Subsurface “Trespass”: A Man’s Subsurface is Not His Castle, 49 Washburn L. J. 248 (2010).• Owen L. Anderson, Land & Water Law Division: Article: Geologic Co[2] Sequestration: Who Owns The Pore Space?, 9 Wyo. L. Rev. 97 (2009).
    21. 21. Lisa C. McManusSocial Media Manager Digital Services