TAPL Dinner Meeting

 

Speaker R. Dobie Langenkamp
  BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS June 2006-Present—Attorney at law, Consultant—oil and gas, energy business June 2000 – June 2006: Professor of Law and Director of the National Energy-Environment Law & Policy Institute, University of Tulsa College of Law; taught oil and gas, federal land law, energy seminars and international petroleum law; ...

 

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


June 2006-Present—Attorney at law, Consultant—oil and gas, energy business


June 2000 – June 2006: Professor of Law and Director of the National Energy-Environment Law & Policy Institute, University of Tulsa College of Law; taught oil and gas, federal land law, energy seminars and international petroleum law; consultant and expert witness on oil and gas matters


April 1998 – June 2000: President, Stanford Corporation (formerly Cherokee Operating Company); Owner, Petroleum International Associates (consulting); Attorney at Law; Energy Consultation for USAID in Kazakhstan and Republic of Georgia


March 1997 – April 1998: Deputy Assistant Secretary, Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves and Divestment, U.S. Department of Energy (supervision of Elk Hills and Teapot Dome Oilfields consisting of 4,000 wells in California and Wyoming producing 50,000+ barrels per day; operation of two gas plants (200 million cu. Ft. per day); supervised sale of Elk Hills field for $3.65 billion; supervised NEPA process including EIS in privatization; responsible for regulatory and environmental matters


1981 – 1997: President, General Counsel and owner of Cherokee Operating Company (exploration and production of oil and gas in Oklahoma and Kansas; operated 200+ oil and gas wells and water floods in 14 counties in Oklahoma and Kansas; drilled, completed or reworked 10-20 wells per year); responsible for all regulatory and environmental compliance


1977 – 1981: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil, Natural Gas & Shale Resources, U.S. Department of Energy (direct supervision of Naval Petroleum Reserve and Strategic Petroleum Reserve involving 7,000 wells and production of 120,000 barrels per day plus 300 million cu. ft. per day of gas; drilling and completion of 600 new oil wells); responsible for environmental compliance and regulatory affairs


1964 – 1977: Partner in firm of Doerner, Stuart, Saunders, Daniel & Langenkamp, Tulsa, OK; Energy Law, Litigation; General Counsel, Cherokee Operating Company


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS


Senior Consultant/Advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy relating to the negotiation and drafting of the Iraqi Hydrocarbon Law , the Iraqi National Oil Company Law, the Revenue Sharing law, and the Iraqi/Kurdish model petroleum development contracts. November 2006 til present


Federal Court Receiver for Bond International, UK and BVI in the US, the British Virgin Islands and the UK. Appointed by judges in three jurisdictions.August 2006 to present


Special Counsel to the Attorney General of Sao Tome—Appointed by the Attorney General to assist in the investigation of the 2d Bid round of the Sao Tome/Nigerian Joint Development


Zone-- Sept. 2005 to February 2006(Funded by Revenue Watch)


Special Representative to Alyeska Pipeline Oversight Committee – Appointed by Secretary of Energy in matters pertaining to Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline project, 1979-81 (appointed by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary James Schlesinger)


National Petroleum Council – Department of Energy Liaison, 1978-81 (DOE Secretary James Schlesinger)


Creditors’ Representative for Asset Sale, Home-Stake Production Company – Appointed by Federal Court to negotiate nationalization of petroleum assets in Venezuela ($10M) (U.S. District Court Judge Allen Barrow)


Trustee – SAKET Petroleum Company (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Oklahoma) – Investigated possible criminal violations, operated oil and gas properties consisting of 150 wells (valued at $2M), together with real property and commercial businesses as trustee, for two years on a day-to-day basis, and after evaluation, sold in Court-approved sale ($25M) (Bankruptcy Court Judge Mickey Wilson)


Receiver – EPIC/Mid-America Cogeneration Steam Plant (Oklahoma District Court) (District Court Judge Whistler) – Operated 35 megawatt steam cogeneration plant, negotiated 120 million cu. ft. of gas purchases a month, negotiated power and steam sales for three years; assisted in negotiation of sale of plant for $3M


Successor Trustee – Republic Trust and Savings Company, Republic Financial Corporation (U.S. Bankruptcy Court) (Bankruptcy Court Judge Mickey Wilson) – Managed oil and gas properties ($1-2M) among other assets being liquidated to pay creditors


Receiver – Condrin Oil Company (now Glenmont Petroleum Company) (Tulsa County District Court) – Appointed to operate oil and gas properties and to investigate criminal improprieties in an oil and gas limited partnership; operated 40 wells in Osage County; constructed gas stripping plant, negotiated sale of all wells pursuant to court order (approximately $1M) (District Court Judge Sharon Bubenik)


Special Representative – New York Life Insurance Company v. RAMCO (U.S. District Court for the Northern District) – Appointed to monitor and supervise day-to-day petroleum operations consisting of 1,600 oil and gas wells; reviewed and approved all development plans and new wells; reviewed and approved all operating and financial reports during course of litigation regarding alleged fraud in operation of oil and gas company. Negotiated settlement of litigation 8/96 ($90M) (U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Brett)


Senior Petroleum Advisor, Republic of Kazakhstan and Republic of Georgia – Consultation with representatives of respective governments regarding petroleum regulation and transportation (U.S. Agency for International Development/U.S. State Department)


Adjunct Settlement Judge – U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma – Pro Bono Settlement Negotiations for Federal Judges


Adviser and Lecturer-Third Pan African Financial Summit, Acra, Ghana –subject oil and gas privatization


U.S.Federal Court and British Virgin Islands Receiver for Bond International Ltd. ---Possession and management of international tank leasing company located in London, U.K. and   the BVI with tanks in the U.S. Europe, So.Africa, So. America, Asia. (Appointed by U.S. District Judge Claire Egan, --August 17, 2006)


RELEVANT LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS


 “The Neverending War: The Role of Iraqi Oil”---American Committee of Foreegn Relations, Madison Wisconsin ---September, 2007


 “Post War Iraq and Its Petroleum: Problems and Opportunities”---American Committee on Foreign Relations, Tampa, Florida—April 2003


“Who Gets the Oil: International Law and the Occupation of Iraq”---Behind the Gas Pump Conference, University of Houston, January 2003


“Oil in Iraq: Legal and Geopolitical Issues”---Society of Petroleum Accountants –Artesia, New Mexico-Nov3, 2004


Rebuilding Iraq with Oil Money: Opportunities, Limitations and Why the U.S. Taxpayer

Should Care”---American Committee on Foreign Relations—Boise Idaho--Sept. 2003


EXPERT TESTIMONY


Santa Fe Energy Company v. Samson Resources Company, et al. (Tulsa County District Court, case No. C-83-2319) (1991) – Consultation and testimony regarding duty of operator under standard Joint Operating Agreement ($500,000)


NICOR Exploration Company v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al. (Latimer County District Court, State of Oklahoma, case No. C-88-97) (1992) – Consultation and testimony regarding duty of operator to non-operators under Joint Operating Agreement regarding breach of fiduciary duty ($3M+)


NICOR Exploration Company v. Leede Exploration, et al. (Beckham County District Court, State of Oklahoma, case No. C-88-258 (1993) – Consultation and testimony regarding custom and usage and good operating practices in Oklahoma petroleum industry ($1M+)


Temeron, Inc. v. Ferraro Energy, et al. (Tulsa County District Court, State of Oklahoma, case No. 89-5273) (1994) – Consultation and testimony regarding gas contract interpretation and good practices in gas field development ($2M+)


New York Life v. RAMCO Holding Corporation, et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District, case No. 93-C-1049-H) (1995-98) – Consultation regarding operating and accounting practices of operator ($90M involved)


Palace Petroleum v. PDC (United States District Cou

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Organizer Steve Black

When?

Mon, Nov. 12, 2007
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

Petroleum Club of Tulsa
601 S. Boulder Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119