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Presenter: Ralph A. Cantafio and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Denver, CO

Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207
Phone: 303-399-7500

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Registration:                        8:30 - 9:00 am

Morning Session:                9:00 - 11:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:30 - 3:00 pm

Primer To Environmental Issues: How Oil Companies  
Use a State Statute to Acquire Drilling Rights in Colorado
Z. Grey

   What is pooling? Voluntary vs. involuntary
   Why does Colorado have a forced pooling statute?
   How does Colorado’s forced pooling statute work?

Maintaining Air Quality Standards at Producing Wells 
R. Cantafio

   Air quality standards
   Permits by rule and new source review
   Volatile organic compound regulations
   Nitrogen and sulfur
   Hazardous air pollutants
   Emissions inventories

Methane Control and Mitigation 
R. Cantafio

   Methane climate impacts
   Regulation of methane emissions, RRC Rule 32
   Options for additional methane control and mitigation

Produced Water Management and Reuse 
C. Colclasure

   Recycling produced water and flowback
   Alternate water sources for fracking
   Disposal of produced water
   Treatment and beneficial use

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Landmen

     6.0 Colorado CLE Hours 
     6.0 Oklahoma CLE Hours
     5.0 Texas CLE Hours
     5.0 Wyoming CLE Hours

Professional Engineers
     5.0 PDHs

     5.0 CE Credits

Professional Geologists
     5.0 CE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education has approved it for 6.0 general CLE credits. This course is approved for 5.0 CLE hours for Texas and Wyoming attorneys and 6.0 CLE hours for Oklahoma attorneys.

This seminar offers up to 5.0 PDHs to Colorado professional engineers to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Colorado engineers with continuing education requirements in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The American Association of Professional Landmen has approved this event for 5 RL, RPL or CPL recertification credits and 0 CPL/ESA and 0 ethics credits for a total of 5 credits.

This course offers Colorado professional geologists a five-hour continuing education opportunity. Continuing education is not mandatory in Colorado.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Ralph A. Cantafio

Managing Partner of Feldmann Nagel Cantafio PLLC

Mr. Cantafio is Managing Partner of Feldmann Nagel Cantafio PLLC with offices located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as well as Boulder, Denver and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He is also a lecturer at the University of Colorado Denver in the Global Energy Management Program where he teaches graduate students Environmental Regulatory, Legal and Political Environment of the Energy Industry and Energy Law: Property, Contracts and Transaction. His law practice focuses on transactional work and litigation in the oil and gas Iindustry, where he also acts as a mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Cantafio is licenses in, among other states, Alaska, Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wyoming and Utah.

Chris Colclasure

Senior Counsel with Beatty & Wozniak, P.C.

Mr. Colclasure helps his clients build natural resource development projects and keep them running. He draws on his experience in private practice and as the deputy director of Colorado’s Air Pollution Control Division to formulate strategies for obtaining regulatory approval and complying with environmental standards. Mr. Colclasure is well versed in environmental law, particularly the Clean Air Act and state and federal air quality regulations. He advocates for oil and gas operators, electric generating units, coal mines and other industries in permitting, compliance, enforcement and regulatory disputes. He has appeared in state rulemaking hearings and has submitted written comments on proposed EPA regulations. Mr. Colclasure litigated regional haze disputes involving emission controls with total costs in excess of $1 billion, a $4 million Clean Air Act citizen suit, and several National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) cases, including a challenge to a lease of 430 million tons of coal. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve, Mr. Colclasure represents federal agencies in electric utility rate cases before state public utilities commissions.

Zachary A. Grey, Esq.

Attorney at Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. www.frascona.com/zac-grey

Mr. Grey focuses his practice on oil and gas, real estate, and corporate matters. He joined Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. in September of 2016. Within the oil and gas industry, Mr. Grey advises clients in the negotiation and interpretation of oil and gas leases, oil and gas reservations and conveyances, purchase and sale agreements, and surface use agreements. On the title side, Mr. Grey has analyzed chains of title and has drafted drilling title opinions in Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He regularly provides clients desiring more information on mineral ownership with limited mineral title reports. Utilizing his oil and gas expertise, he represents operators, land service companies, mineral buyers, and landowners, but also residential and commercial real estate clients searching for comprehensive representation from the surface to the center of the earth. With respect to real estate matters, Mr. Grey represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, real estate agents, builders, and developers in a variety of transactions and disputes. He regularly advises clients on matters concerning buy/sell contracts, construction contracts, commercial and residential leases, party wall/HOA arrangements, and easements/rights of way. Mr. Grey strives to further the client’s business goal through an efficient, common-sense approach. Additionally, Mr. Grey represents business entities and owners in a variety of corporate transactions and disputes. Mr. Grey routinely represents business entities buying or selling equity and/or assets and counsels business owners navigating disputes with other owners.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.