Registration is now open for the 14th Appalachia Energy Law Conference, which will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. The conference, formerly known as the Shale Law Conference, will be held in Pittsburgh and has become an important annual event in the northeast. Registration information is available here.
The Conference includes several topics that will appeal to oil and gas lawyers who have traditionally attended this program:
- Joint operating agreements – trends and considerations for drafting and negotiating these agreements
- Pooling and unitization in Appalachia—what you should know
- Sharing the surface—issues and tips relating to co-located energy assets
- Reducing Emissions and Producing Responsibly Sourced Gas in Appalachia.
It also includes topics that reflect the expansion of the conference’s scope to cover other forms of energy. In addition to the topic on co-locating assets from multiple energy industries on the same land, the conference will include presentations on “Weather Events and Providing Power: A Look of the Effects of Winter Storms Uri and Elliott and Proposed Responses.”
In addition, the program reflects EMLF’s tradition of having program of interest to in-house counsel and employment-law attorneys working for energy industry clients.
- Inside Counsel Panel Discussion of Legal Issues Related to Producing Energy in Appalachia
- Update on Employer Legal Risks in Appalachian Energy Production.
Finally, the conference’s ethics presentation will cover a new challenge facing lawyers:
- Legal ethics issues Relating to Using or Not Using Artificial Intelligence in Practicing Law
Brian Anderson of Xcoal Energy & Resources and Stefanie Burt of EQT, who serves as Treasurer of EMLF, will co-chair the conference, which is being sponsored by the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and the Institute for Energy Law.
Keith B. Hall
Director of the Energy Law Center; Director of the Mineral Law Institute and Professor of Law at Louisiana State University.