Annual Institute on Mineral Law


The purpose of this paper is to address a number of recommended practices for preparation of agreements typically utilized in the energy industry. Specifically, this paper is meant to assist attorneys in preparing and drafting a "forms library" of agreements for a client in the oil and gas business. For example, imagine that a new client seeking to enter into the oil and gas business asks the attorney to prepare all of the "standard" documents that will be necessary in these transactions. How and where does one begin?