43rd Annual KBA/KIOGA CLE

When Oct 12, 2018
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Wichita, KS Re: A Note from Joe Schremmer The 43rd Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference is next week (Friday, October 12) at the Boathouse in Wichita. The KBA has asked me to highlight the content of the program and invite you to attend. The KBA Section
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Re: A Note from Joe Schremmer

The 43rd Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference is next week (Friday, October 12) at the Boathouse in Wichita. The KBA has asked me to highlight the content of the program and invite you to attend. The KBA Section responsible for organizing the Conference has consciously designed the event to interest oil and gas operators as well as lawyers.

First, there will be a reception for all attendees on Thursday, October 11, hosted by the Foulston Siefkin law firm at its 1551 N. Waterfront Parkway offices in Wichita. The Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Section schedules receptions before its programs; they have been very well received.

Second, the Section has put together a program that appeals to oil and gas lawyers and their clients. In an effort to attract KIOGA member attendees, the program addresses several topics of interest to oil and gas producers. For example, Ashley Dillon (Stinson Leonard Street) offers guidance on wage and hour issues, independent contractor misclassification, and enforcement activities of the Department of Labor under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Oil and gas finance issues are addressed by Jonathan Schlatter and Roger Walter (both with Morris Laing) as they explore state and federal securities laws applicable to raising capital for oil and gas ventures. Ed Cross (KIOGA) and Joe Molina (KBA) address the legislative process and how proposed legislation impacting the oil and gas industry is dealt with by organizations such as KIOGA. Commissioner Dwight Keen, the newest member of the Kansas Corporation Commission, is the keynote speaker at lunch.

Third, we have our usual collection of timely oil and gas law topics. I will present my review of recent Kansas oil and gas law cases—and contract and property cases that impact oil and gas law. Roger Theis (Morris Laing) and David Bengtson (Stinson Leonard Street) participate on a panel to discuss title opinions and title issues. They are joined by two operators, Kenneth White (White Exploration Inc.) and Will Darrah (Darrah Oil Company), who use title opinions and deal with title issues. The many issues surrounding unrecorded instruments are addressed by Casey Jones and Jeffrey Wilson (both with the Hinkle Law Firm), including the “treasure hunt” when a recorded document refers to an unrecorded instrument.

We end the day with an ethics presentation by Cody Phillips (Ritchie Exploration, Inc.) who examines the Model Rules of Professional Conduct regarding competence, confidentiality, transactions with clients, communications with represented parties, dealing with unrepresented parties, and the obligation to report professional misconduct.

It should be another interesting and enjoyable event—and for the 43rd time!

 

I hope you can join us.

 

Joe

Joseph Schremmer

KIOGA Board Member

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