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Oil & Gas Law


Joseph I. Giarrusso, III, Chair          Colleen C. Jarrott, Vice-Chair

Upcoming Events:

Where Do We Go From Here: A Panel Discussion Regarding the Future of Oil & Gas Industry in Louisiana CLE - New Date is April 7, 2017



Join the Oil & Gas committee in March to find out the answers to the following questions:

  • Where does the industry stand post-election (national and local elections)?
  • What is coming up in the 2017 legislative session in Louisiana?
  • What is the economic forecast for the industry in Louisiana?
  • What is the litigation climate like in Louisiana these days?


Tyler Gray, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA)
Mark L. McNamara, Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Emma Elizabeth Daschbach, Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC

Friday, April 7, 2017

12:30 pm- 2:00pm

New Orleans Bar Association
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

1.5 hours of CLE credit

NOBA member discount: $35 (includes lunch)
Non-member price: $55 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee.


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Morgan Ellis.
  3. Mail payment to the NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here.

Please note: Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund less a $15 administrative fee. No refunds for no shows.

Recent Events:

On March 16, the Committee held a CLE titled "The Recent Wave of Coastal Land Loss Litigation" with speakers Kelly Becker and Laura Brown from Liskow & Lewis.

Oil & Gas Law Committee CLE - Acquisition of Rights for Pipelines in Louisiana with Cheryl Kornick and Matt Simione, Liskow & Lewis

Recently, Louisiana, especially south Louisiana, has seen a proliferation of new pipeline projects.  This talk will cover the issues and rules involved in negotiating for, and litigating over, a pipeline or other right of way agreement.  Areas covered:

• The basics of a servitude or right-of-way agreement – what they can contain; what they should contain; areas of dispute.
• The rules for litigation of an expropriation suit.
• Trends in legislation regarding right-of-ways and expropriation lawsuits at the state, parish, and local levels.

June CLE & Luncheon: Cuba's Offshore Oil Development:  Potential Implications for the US

Co-sponsored with the Study Group on Cuba

  • Background and Legal Framework
  • Oil Spill Risks and Status of Disaster Preparedness
  • US-Cuba Disaster Coordination
  • Potential US Investment in Cuba's Offshore Oil Sector