Speaking

At The Holliday Energy Group, part of our philosophy is focused on sharing knowledge and expertise. Ben Holliday has presented on several topics with authority and experience.

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2021 SPEAKING EVENTS

JANUARY SPEAKING EVENTS

Presentation for San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen Mid-Winter Seminar
Topic: Gas Flaring Regulation – Texas & Federal

FEBRUARY SPEAKING EVENTS

February 24: Presentation for National Association of Division Order Analysts
Topic: Texas’ Mineral Interest Pooling Act

MARCH SPEAKING EVENTS

March 4: Presentation for Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen
Topic: Gas Flaring
Time: 11:30am Central

March 4: In-Person Presentation for AAPL Field Landman Seminar/Corpus Christi Association of Petroleum Landmen Continuing Education Seminar
Topic: Production in Paying Quantities
Time: 4:00pm Central

March 11: Presentation for Bakersfield Association of Professional Landmen
Topic: Gas Flaring
Time: 1:30pm Central

March 23: Presentation for Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Lease and Title Analysts
Topic: Gas Flaring
Time: 11:30am Central

MAY SPEAKING EVENTS

May 10: In-Person Presentation to Landman’s Association of North Dakota
Topic: Bakken v. Permian: Overview of Natural Gas Flaring Regulations

May 14: New Mexico Landman’s Association 2021 Spring Seminar
Location: Roswell Country Club, Roswell NM
Topic: Permian Venting & Flaring Regulations

JUNE SPEAKING EVENTS

Presentation for American Association of Professional Landmen Annual Meeting
Topic: Renewable Energy for Landmen

June 15: Capital Association of Professional Division Order Analysts June Luncheon
Topic: Holding Acreage in Texas: Proration Units and Retained Acreage

Check back for updates throughout the year.

PAST SPEAKING EVENTS

2020 SPEAKING EVENTS

February 2020

  • EnergyShip
  • San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen, Topic: Production in Paying Quantities

April 2020

  • San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen, Topic: Force Majeure – Covid & Commodity Price Collapse

June 2020

  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen Texas Seminar, Topic: Multiple Assignment of Acreage – Amendments to Statewide Rule 40

September 2020

  • San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen Monthly Meeting, Topic: Multiple Assignment of Acreage – Amendments to Statewide Rule 40

November 2020

  • Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen Monthly Meeting, Topic: Gas Flaring Regulations Overview
2019 SPEAKING EVENTS

August 2019

  • National Association of Lease and Title Analysts National Meeting, Denver CO, Topics: Texas Mineral Interest Pooling Act, Retained Acreage, Fixed v. Floating Royalty

October 2019

  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen Winter Half-Day Seminar, Topic: Doctrine of After Acquired Title
  • In-House Training, Midland, Topics: Fixed v. Floating Royalty, Production in Paying Quantities, Retained Acreage

November 2019

  • Denver Association of Professional Landmen Winter Educational Seminar, Topic: Production in Paying Quantities

December 2019

  • American Association of Professional Landmen Texas Land Institute, Topic: Production in Paying Quantities
Available Presentations
  • Texas Online Resources – Texas General Land Office & Texas Railroad Commission
  • 10 Most Common Comments & Requirements in Oil & Gas Title Opinions
  • 2020 Mid-Year Texas Supreme Court Update
  • Adverse Possession
  • Bona Fide Purchaser (“BFP”) Status – Quit Claim Deeds (Texas Title Examination Standard 4.90)
  • Certified vs. Exemplified Probates
  • Commingling
  • Corporate Conveyances (Texas Title Examination Standards Ch. 6)
  • Cost – Free Royalty
  • Overview of the Curative Process
  • Division Orders 101
  • Doctrine of After Acquired Title
  • Drafting Comments & Requirements
  • Easements
  • Escheat in Texas
  • Ethical Considerations for Title Examiners
  • Exceptions and Reservations 101
  • Fixed vs. Floating Royalty
  • Flowcharting 101
  • Pooling ND v. TX v. OK
  • Overview of an Oil and Gas Title Opinion
  • Implied Covenants in an Oil & Gas Lease
  • Information Required to be Delivered to Lessor
  • Legal Descriptions and Platting
  • Marital Property in Texas
  • Notice Requirements & Unrecorded Agreements
  • Non-Participating Royalty Interests
  • Ohio Dormant Minerals Act
  • Oklahoma Indian Land Allotment
  • Online and Secondary Resources for the Land Professional
  • Over-Conveyances & the Duhig Rule
  • Texas Passage of Title Upon Death
  • Perpetuating the Lease Beyond the Primary Term
  • Pour-Over Wills & Testamentary Trusts
  • Producing Depths in an Oil & Gas Lease
  • Validity of Property Descriptions
  • Voluntary Pooling, Allocation Wells and Production Sharing Agreements
  • Pugh Clause/Retained Acreage Clauses
  • Analyzing Retained Acreage Clauses
  • Maintaining the Lease by Virtue of a Shut-In Well
  • Exploring, Leasing and Maintaining State-Owned Minerals
  • Application of Force Majeure to Covid-19 and Commodity Price Collapse
  • Surface Use and Water Rights
  • Texas Statewide & Field Rules
  • Texas Oil & Gas Lease 101
  • Title from Sovereignty
  • Role of the Title Examiner and Marketable Title (Texas Title Examination Standards Chapters 1 & 2)
  • Top Leases
  • Trespass
  • Execution, Acknowledgment, and Recordation
  • Land Descriptions
  • Texas Mineral & Royalty Receiverships
  • Production in Paying Quantities
  • Accommodation Doctrine & Water law – Coyote Lake Ranch
  • Texas Relinquishment Act
  • 2017 Texas Case Law Update
  • 2018 Texas Case Law Update
  • 2020 Texas Case Law Update
  • Urban Drilling – Keys to an Effective Lot & Block Leasing Program
  • Issues in Royalty Allocation
  • Force Majeure
  • Application of Force Majeure to Covid-19 and Commodity Price Collapse
  • Multiple Assignment of Wells – Amendments to Texas Statewide Rule 40
  • Oklahoma & Texas Regulatory Approaches to Maximizing Recovery: Oklahoma’s Extended Well Development Act & Texas’ Allocation Wells
  • Texas Mineral Interest Pooling Act Overview
  • Retained Acreage & Proration Units
  • Leasing Missing Owners for Texas Relinquishment Act Lands
  • Calculating NPRIs and Fractional Interests
  • Overview of North Dakota Title Standards
  • Gas Flaring in Texas
  • Key Considerations for Mineral Managers