Friday, November 21, 2008
Open to the Public
(Free Parking in Convention Center Garage)
1:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Haynesville Shale 101: How the shale was formed, how far it extends, how it compares to other natural gas plays in the United States, the ins and outs of drilling, and the economic impact in this region.
- Mineral Rights 101 and Taxing Royalties: How mineral rights are negotiated, legal responsibilities of energy companies and mineral and surface owners, tax consequences. Both sessions will be from 2 to 2:45 p.m. and from 3 to 3:45 p.m.
- Pipelines: How pipeline companies work with residents, including how to negotiate a better easement agreement, what equipment should be on site, how routes are determined, and safety considerations.
- Water usage: How technology is playing a key role in water conservation and what new applications are being tested; how the Department of Conservation regulates disposing wastewater.
- Both sessions will be from 4 to 4:45 p.m. and from 5 to 5:45 p.m.Energy companies will man vendor booths, and free consumer advice on mineral rights and royalty tax information will be available.