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Q1 Webinar Part 1 | Federal OGLs | Beth Ryan

  • 02/23/2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • 1 CPLTA Core Credit | 1 CDOA Core Credit | Zoom
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Federal Oil & Gas Leases (Part 1),

This Training will cover the following topics: 

  • acquisition by conquest and statehood and the federal minerals reservation,
  • Mineral Leasing Act of 1928, ROW Leasing Act of 1930, Acquired Lands Mineral Leasing Act of 1947,
  • competitive and non-competitive leasing processes,
  • lessee qualifications, federal lease forms, notice and sale processes,
  • rents and royalties, assignments and transfers of interest, BLM public records & title issues

1 CPLTA Core Credit | 1 CDOA Core Credit


Elizabeth Atkinson Ryan (“Beth”) is Senior Counsel, Regulatory Lower 48, at ConocoPhillips, its Permian Division headquarters in Midland, Texas.

Prior to ConocoPhillips’ merger with Concho Resources Inc., Beth was senior counsel at Concho. Beth advises the company’s asset teams on NM, ND and federal operations, regulatory, transactions, and is the leading expert in the Lower 48 Business Unit on regulatory and administrative practices, including the BLM, NMOCD, NM State Land Office, and NDIC. Prior to going in-house with Concho, Beth was a founding-partner at the law firm of Carson Ryan LLC. After serving four years as a commission member of the NM Environmental Improvement Board (EIB), in 2015 Governor Susana Martinez appointed her to the NM Game and Fish Commission where she served four years and sought to achieve the State’s comprehensive wildlife management goals. Beth served as a Trustee for the RMMLF from 2008-2021, representing the NM Bar Association. Beth was a speaker and panelist last summer at the Annual Institute, and was the Landman Section Chair in 2018, Chairman of the RMMLF Scholarship Committee, has served on Site Selection and Publications Committees, and several special institute programs. Beth serves on the Lubbock Christian University Foundation Board and was LCU’s Commencement Speaker in 2019. Beth is a published author several times over, on issues ranging from appellate standards of review, tort liability of alcohol providers, and many topics on oil and gas operations. Beth is a proud mom of two daughters, Belle age 13 and Kate age 8.

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PO Box 91412 
Austin, Texas 78709

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