A Primer on Conducting Oil and Gas Operations in the Northern Rocky Mountain States: A Strange New World

  • John R. Lee
Keywords: Energy Law, Petroleum Law

Abstract

This article surveys issues relevant to Canadian oil and gas developers working in the northern Rocky Mountain states in the United States. It begins by providing an historical overview of land ownership in those states and then reviews the methods used to search for title to lands and potential resources therein. The author goes on to address several discrete areas which affect oil and gas operations in the northern Rocky Mountain states with a particular emphasis on oil and gas conservation.