This program focuses on the modern day unconventional shale plays and how they differ from conventional oil and gas exploration and development. It provides mineral owners with a basic understanding of the geology of the minerals that they own and how they are identified, produced, and sold. It also covers the “hot topics” that mineral owners must understand to take full advantage of these valuable assets. These topics include seismic exploration, horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, waste water disposal, and environmental issues.
It is also open to licensed professionals who advise and support large mineral owners, including attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, trust officers, lenders, investors, estate planners, consultants, and minerals managers. Participants who successfully complete the program will be awarded a certificate of completion from the TCU Energy Institute signifying that they have completed the program.