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Drill, Baby, Drill: The Federal Oil & Gas Lease Program in the Trump Administration

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Produced on April 24, 2018

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Course Information

Time 65 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

The Federal government is a key economic actor in the energy industry as the lessor of drilling rights in territorial waters and on almost 650 million acres of land. When the Federal oil and gas lease program makes news headlines, it frequently elicits passionate reactions.

This session, presented by Robert Seber of Vinson & Elkins LLP, will attempt to cut through the emotions and explain current developments and proposals in the context of the legal framework of Federal oil and gas leases.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of the federal oil and gas lease program, and its impact on the energy industry
  2. Explore recent developments in federal oil and gas leases
  3. Identify the legal questions that commonly arise when handling federal oil and gas leases

Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit


Robert Seber

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Robert’s principal areas of practice are private equity and privately negotiated mergers and acquisitions. He has represented numerous investment funds and corporate clients in different sectors of the energy industry and a wide spectrum of other industries, including technology and financial services. Robert’s extensive private equity experience covers the full transactional cycle of investment funds, ranging from fund formation to acquisitions, recapitalizations, minority investments, complex equity arrangements, and exits. He teaches classes on “Oil and Gas Law and Governance” and “Energy Deals" at New York University.


Philip O.

very interesting and well presented

Melody E.

Very current topic.

Donald D.

great information presented perfectly

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