2021 Symposium

Presented Virtually by The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law

TJOGEL will host its annual Symposium on Thursday, February 25, and Friday, February 26. This year’s program features a diverse range of knowledgeable speakers from all corners of the energy law landscape. We are confident that you will find their presentations engaging and informative. This year we are thrilled to be able to share their insights with you given trials like the historic winter storms and global pandemic we have all faced. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

8:45-9:00 a.m.     Opening Remarks 
9:00- 10:00 a.m.   Panel Discussion: An Update on Selected Cases
            Professor John Beckworth ,University of Texas School of Law
            Professor Jack Balagia, Law office of Jack Balagia Jr., PLLC
            Wayne Beckerman, University of Texas School of Law 

10:00-11:00 a.m.   Oil and Gas Contract Interpretation Developments 
             Tim McConn & Robert Woods, Yetter Coleman LLP 

11:00-12:00 p.m.   When Unlawful Possession Becomes Legal, Who Owns What?
             Emily Fitzgerald& Richard Hemingway Jr., Thompson and Knight LLP 

12:00-1:00 p.m.   Lunch Break 

1:00-2:00 p.m.     Texas Railroad Commission Update 
               Alex Schoch, Haley Cochran and Jessica Mendoza , Texas Railroad Commission 

2:00-3:00 p.m.     Financing Carbon Capture Projects with Tax Credits 
               Stephen Szalkowski, Jim Cole, and Josh Bledsoe, Latham and Watkins LLP 

3:00- 4:00 p.m.    Midstream Dedications:Rejection Analysis Following Recent Bankruptcy Decisions    
              Anthony Speier & Chad Smith, Kirkland and Ellis LLP 

Friday, February 26th, 2021

8:45-9:00 a.m.      Opening Remarks 

9:00-10:00 a.m.    Regulating in the Rotor: the Political Economy of Energy and Climate
              David Spence, University of Texas McCombs School of Business 

10:00-11:00  a.m.  Decommissioning in the Oil Patch, a view from the frontlines 
               Phil Eisenberg, Locke Lord LLP

11:00-12:00 p.m.   How Secured Lenders Can Maximize Their Recovery Against a Defaulting Borrower 
               Camie Carlock & Ellen Conley, Haynes and Boone LLP 

12:00-12:30 p.m.    Lunch Break 

12:30-1:30 p.m.    Ethical Dilemmas for Oil and Gas Lawyers 
                John Dzienkowski, University of Texas School of Law 

1:30-2:00 p.m.     Energy Transition: Recent Developments and What You Need To Know As Oil & Gas Companies Transition Into Green Energy
                Becky Diffen and Luke Edney, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP