PARA 2243 | Pierpont C&TC
Mineral Law
3
CH(s)

This course explores the laws affecting coal, oil and gas operations, including an examination of the nature and scope of property ownership in general and mineral ownership in particular; the legal rights of surface owners, mineral owners and operators and the protection of those rights; issues of joint ownership; interpretive problems in conveyancing; calculation of interests; an analysis of the types of documents used in the industry and their clauses; and the role of government regulations.  The course will emphasize West Virginia law.

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