UT Offers Two-Day Oil And Gas Conference

On Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28, The University of Texas School of Law and its cosponsor, The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, will offer the 2011 Oil and Gas Conference.

It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Omni Houston Galleria in Houston.

Using a panel discussion format, the program will cover the following topics: shale gas technology, economics and business, including the rapid evolution of shale gas production, the current state of progress and development, and the potential impacts of low gas prices and resistance to hydraulic fracturing;current issues and trends in the acquisition and disposition of oil and gas properties, both onshore in the newer shale gas and oil resource plays and offshore in the shallow waters off the Gulf of Mexico; restructuring and M&A in the energy sector, and the various ways an LLC can be used in structuring mergers and acquisitions to accomplish commercial goals or tax goals and some recent transactions of interest; and tips and strategies for the most effective techniques for working through an LB&I audit.

On Thursday afternoon, the Parker C. Fielder Award will be presented to three recipients: R. Richard Coston, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP; Thomas Crichton IV, Vinson & Elkins LLP; and Keith M. Jones, IRS, Houston. C. Elizabeth Wagner of the IRS will offer the luncheon presentation introduction, and William J. Wilkins, chief counsel of the IRS in Washington DC, will discuss Current Developments in Tax Administration as the keynote lunch presenter.

Other speakers are Richard G. Smead, Navigant Consulting, Inc.; Noah Baer, Ernst & Young LLP; and Peter A. Lowy, Shell Oil Co.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation, call (512) 475-6700 or visit www.utcle.org.