(July 21, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Energy Business Center Offers Intro To Mineral Code Aug. 11

Energy Business Center

SHREVEPORT, La— The Energy Business Center at Centenary College will sponsor An Introduction to the Louisiana Mineral Code course Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 8:30 until 11 a.m. in the Centenary Room located in Bynum Commons.

This FREE course is designed for administrators and management personnel in the energy business or businesses that service the industry.

The course will be taught by Paul Strickland, a Shreveport attorney with the firm of Hargrove, Smelley, Strickland & Langley PLC. He has been in practice for more than 25 years and is recognized for his knowledge in practice areas concerning the Louisiana Mineral Code, and has taught seminars for the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute.

Described as the most complete and best prescriptive statues the oil and gas industry works with, the code affects every part of the energy business industry. The code covers:

  • Landowner's rights
  • Definition of a mineral servitude including ownership, restrictions, extinction and prescription of a mineral servitude
  • Royalty ownership, creation, extinguishment and prescription
  • Mineral leases including obligations of lessor of lessee under mineral lease
  • Distinguishing between solid and liquid minerals, and possession issues

Seating for this event is limited. For more information on this event or to RSVP, contact Pat Gallion at 318.869.5141 or email.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.