Flowers Davis PLLC Attorneys Celia Flowers and Melanie Reyes Educate the East Texas Association of Lease and Title Analysts (ETX-ALTA)
TYLER, TX (April 18, 2017) – Flowers Davis PLLC Attorneys Celia Flowers and Melanie Reyes presented to a maximum-capacity crowd at the East Texas Association of Lease and Title Analysts at the ETX-ALTA Spring Seminar.
Flowers and Reyes first lecture covered mineral and royalty interests, educating the members on how to determine if an interest reserved or conveyed is either a mineral interest or royalty interest, and also if the percent reserved or conveyed is fixed or floating. This is a very important and often confusing topic in areas where oil and gas rights are leased and produced. Their talk was based on a paper drafted by St Mary’s University Professor Laura Burney.
Flowers and Reyes’ second and third lectures covered issues arising due to horizontal drilling, where case law is lagging behind field practices. The second lecture covered Surface Site Issues with Horizontal Wells. They discussed the issues that arise when a well bore is located on a surface tract not included in a producing unit, and they also covered pipeline easements.
The third and final lecture covered the legal issues of drilling horizontal allocation wells, from permitting with the Texas Railroad Commission through division and payment of royalties.
Both Flowers and Reyes are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law. ETX-ALTA members received Continuing Education credits for attending the seminar.
About Flowers Davis PLLC
Flowers Davis is an East Texas based law firm whose attorneys represent individuals, businesses and public entities across the State of Texas and beyond in a broad range of legal matters. The Firm’s attorneys handle business transactions and litigation matters for clients ranging from local businesses to multinational corporations, with particular emphasis in oil and gas law, real estate law, defense of public entities and insurance defense. Flowers Davis attorneys hold licenses and certifications in varied areas of the law. Many have backgrounds in industry or public service, giving them a working knowledge of the issues their clients face. To learn more about Flowers Davis PLLC, visit www.flowersdavis.com.
2017.04.18 Flowers & Reyes Educate the East Texas Association of Lease and Title Analysts (ETX-ALTA)
Celia Flowers to Speak on Surface Use Issues at AAPL Annual Conference
Celia C. Flowers, Partner at Flowers Davis PLLC, is one of four speakers at the Thursday Educational Session of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL) Annual Conference in Montreal on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Ms. Flowers will be discussing “Surface Use Issues”. Other topics and speakers in the afternoon session will be “The Klotzman Complaint: Allocation Well Permitting in Texas” (David Gross), “The AAPL Operating Agreement and the Deadbeat Operator” (Paul G. Yale) and “Dormant/Abandoned Mineral Rights” (David Ganje).
The 2014 AAPL Annual Meeting is the 60th annual meeting for America’s Landmen and is attended by in-house and field landmen across North America. For more information, visit http://www.landman.org/events/annual-meeting.
Celia Flowers is Featured Speaker at ETX-ALTA Spring Seminar
Celia Flowers was honored to be the featured speaker at the East Texas Association of Lease and Title Analysts (ETX-ALTA) Spring Seminar held in Tyler, Texas on May 29, 2014. Topics covered in the half-day seminar were:
- Basic Principles of Homestead Rights, Separate Property, and Community Property
- Probate/Heirship/Business Entities – Who Needs to Sign?
- Pitfalls in Title Examination
- Severance of the Mineral Estate and the Surface Estate
The seminar was attended by Lease and Division Order personnel as well as members of the East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen. Attendees received Continuing Education credits for their participation (AAPL – 5 CPL, RPL, RL credits; NALTA – 4 CPLTA credits).