Challenges for Texas Companies Operating in the Bakken Shale

11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Haynes and Boone, LLP presented Challenges for Texas Companies Operating in the Bakken Shale on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The rapid development of oil and gas plays has spurred an energy renaissance in the U.S. Nowhere is this truer than in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale, which has transformed the state’s economy and made it the nation’s second largest producer of oil behind Texas. This rapid growth has created numerous legal challenges to companies operating in North Dakota, and the dramatic decline in oil prices has created still more legal challenges.

We invite you to join us for a panel discussion about the unique issues and challenges associated with operating in the Bakken. Our Haynes and Boone panelists will be joined by North Dakota lawyers who have counseled companies operating in the Bakken. Topics covered will include:

  • Tribal Issues
  • Flaring/Royalty Issues
  • Spacing and  Pooling of Horizontal Bakken Wells
  • Latest in North Dakota Risk Penalty Assessment
  • Challenges Operators and Midstream Companies Face in the Bakken Shale
  • Bankruptcy in the Oil Patch

To view the full agenda, click here.

Michael J. Mazzone – Partner, Haynes and Boone – Houston, TX

Charles A. Beckham, Jr. – Partner, Haynes and Boone – Houston, TX
Lawrence Bender – Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. – Bismarck, ND
Elizabeth E. Klingensmith – Partner, Haynes and Boone – Houston, TX
John W. Morrison, Jr. – Partner, Crowley Fleck – Bismarck, ND
Dante Tomassoni – Associate, Stinson Leonard Street – Bismarck, ND

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
11:30 a.m. Registration and Lunch
12:00 p.m. Program

Haynes and Boone, LLP
1221 McKinney Street
Suite 2100
Houston, TX 77010
Validated parking is available in the 2 Houston Center and 4 Houston Center garages. 

CLE Credit:
This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 3.25 credit hours, of which 0.5 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

For more information contact: 
Ashley Black at 713.547.2589 or

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