Infrastructure and Sustainability Issues in Shale Oil and Gas Management - Panel

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 10:15am-11:45am CDT

This session is an invited panel discussion related to the requirements for new developments and improvements in infrastructure required to accommodate growing shale oil and gas production.

Panelists include:

Kai MidboeMcGlinchey Stafford
Roger BeechamShannon Gracey & Associates
Keith HallLouisiana State University
J. Zach BurtUnion Pacific Railroad

J. Zach Burt

Union Pacific Railroad, one of America’s most recognized companies, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain.  Zach manages Union Pacific’s mineral portfolio which consists of over 600 active mineral agreements in 15 states.  Before joining Union Pacific Railroad, Zach was an attorney at the law firm of Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C. in Fort Worth, Texas, where his practice primarily consisted of representing oil and gas operators in various oil and gas matters.

Kai Midboe

Kai David Midboe a member of the Environmental Law and Toxic Tort Department of the McGlinchey Stafford law firm.   He graduated from Bradley University with a B.A. in International Relations, St. John’s University School of Law with a J.D. in law, and the University of Miami School of Law (in cooperation with the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences) with an LL.M. in Ocean Law.  Kai served the State of Louisiana as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, Executive Assistant to the Governor for Federal and Environmental Affairs, Deputy Secretary of the...

Keith Hall

Keith B. Hall is Director of the Mineral Law Institute and the Campanile Charities Professor of Energy Law at Louisiana State University Law School, where he teaches Mineral Rights, Advanced Mineral Law, International Petroleum Transactions, and an Energy Law Seminar that focuses on environmental issues relating to the oil and gas industry.  Before joining LSU Law School, he was a member of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann in New Orleans, where he practiced law for 16 years, focusing his practice on oil and gas law, environmental law, and toxic tort litigation.  He is a member of the Board of...

Roger Beecham

Roger E. Beecham is a partner in the Dallas office of Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff and Miller, LLP and is head of the firm’s Energy Group.  Mr. Beecham began his career working for a major oil and gas company.  He is experienced in dealing with acquisitions, exploration and production of non-producing and producing oil and gas properties including fee lands, Indian lands, and state and federal lands.  Mr. Beecham has been involved with all aspects of mineral titles, leases, leasing, seismic agreements, exploration agreements, drilling contracts, joint operating agreements, participation...