Steptoe & Johnson Energy Leadership Summit



  • Mon, 07/15/2013 (All day) to Tue, 07/16/2013 (All day)
Hilton Columbus at Easton 3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus , OH 43215

The two-day Steptoe & Johnson Energy Leadership Summit will provide senior energy executives and decision makers with a comprehensive overview of recent shale oil and gas developments and shale legal and transactional issues in the major shale plays throughout the U.S.  

Topics include:
• A keynote roundtable focusing on The Industry from 50,000
• Unveiling of a national energy litigation survey
• Crafting litigation-resistant mineral title
• Pooling and unitization
• National review of title issues
• Shaping and financing the deal

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Monday July 15  The CEO Operations Summit

7:30 am to 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:30 am to 8:45

Greetings, Program Overview

8:45 am to 9:15 am

Overview - Legal Trends in US Shales

Report on a Nationwide Research Project conducted by Brand Research

9:15  am to 10:30 am

Constructing Litigation Resistant Title

Roundtable discussion of major title issues in major shale producing states.

10:30 am to 10:45 am


10:45 am to 11:30 am

Challenges of Mineral Title Litigation

Lessons from the Court Room

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Partitioning /Dormant mineral act litigation

11:45 am to 1:00 pm



Keynote Panel – The Industry from 50,000 Feet

Examining Industry threats, analyzing anticipated legal trends and market variables

1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

 An overview of Pooling and Unitization in major producing states

Moderator and Overview Bruce Kramer***

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Dessert  Break

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

An overview of Environmental Issues Facing Shale Producers

Moderator: Gary L. Slagel

3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

The Impact in Environmental Regulatory Issues  On the Oil and Gas Industry

Lessons from the Court Room

4:15 – 5:00

S & J Emergency Response Team

5:00 pm to 5:20 pm

National Trends in Labor & Employment

Shale Developers beware.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Networking Reception

6:30 pm

S&J Sponsored Dinner


Tuesday, July 16 Making The Deal

8:30 – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00

I. Structuring the Deal

Major Energy Transactions

An overview of structuring the deal, pros, cons and tax implications of each

Moderator: Sharon O. Flanery

10:15 am to 10:30 am


10:30 am to 11:00

II. Financing the Deal

Private placement to Increased Banking Opportunities – Risk Analysis Overview.



Networking lunch