Oil and Gas Lending

The energy sector is strong again and so is the market for oil and gas lenders.

Recorded Friday,
December 2nd, 2022
Presented by Robin Russell
2h total length
$279.00 or 1 Token

Includes: 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts

  • General Compliance
  • Lending
  • Lending Compliance
  • Risk Management/Legal
  • Bank Legal Counsel
  • Board Member
  • Compliance Officer
  • Internal Auditor
  • Loan Operations Manager/Specialist
  • Senior Management

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The energy sector is strong again and so is the market for oil and gas lenders.

This webinar will provide bankers with a thorough understanding of oil and gas lending, loan documentation, and due diligence. It is a must for any bank that has or is considering loaning against oil and gas loans in its portfolio.

What You'll Learn

  • Oil and gas terminology, markets, and lending structures
  • Risk management, including loan policy, underwriting, and valuation
  • Oil and gas loan documentation
  • Credit agreement covenants, including production reporting-audit capability, maintenance of leases, maintenance of properties to industry standards, hedging, and gas imbalances
  • Lender diligence on oil and gas leaseholds, operating and non-operating working interests, overriding royalty interests, and landowner or non-participating royalty interest
  • Land title issues, including the engagement of landmen
  • Conducting a site visit to the borrower's land department
  • Reviewing oil and gas leases, farmout agreements, joint operating agreements, purchase agreements, and other material contracts
  • Environmental issues, including Phase 1 environmental assessments and hydraulic fracturing
  • Other oil and gas financing structures, including volumetric production payments, master limited partnerships, bonds, private equity investment, and joint ventures
  • Regulatory compliance and reserve reviews
  • Agencies overseeing the oil and gas industry
  • Laws affecting oil and gas lending

Who Should Attend

All bank personnel involved in oil and gas lending, loan documentation, and compliance will benefit from attending this program.

Robin Russell

Instructor Bio

Robin Russell has practiced law for 35 years and is licensed in Texas, New York, and Massachusetts, and has extensive experience in the energy sector, having been named to Oil and Gas Investor's 25 Influential Women in Energy in 2019. She is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and of the American Law Institute. She combines a depth of experience in bankruptcy restructuring and litigation with financial transactions. She has represented corporate debtors, independent directors, liquidating trustees, bondholders, unsecured creditors' committees, bank groups, private equity funds, landlords, trade creditors, and bidders for estate assets in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. She has also represented banks, institutional lenders, and corporate borrowers in commercial loan transactions and debt restructurings.

Robin is the principal author of Thomson Reuters' Texas Practice Guides for both Creditors' Rights and Financial Transactions and the Texas Bankers Association's Texas Secured Lending Guide, Texas Problem Loan Guide, Texas Real Estate Lending Guide, and Texas Account Documentation Guide. She is a frequent speaker on banking, bankruptcy, and financial restructuring-related topics and has served as a Chapter 7 Trustee. Robin received her LL.M. in Banking Law from Boston University and her J.D. from Baylor University where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Baylor Law Review. She clerked for the Texas Supreme Court before beginning her legal career.