Owen L. Anderson


Professor Emeritus
Eugene Kuntz Chair of Law in Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Emeritus
George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus
B.A., University of North Dakota, 1971
J.D., University of North Dakota, 1974

Owen L. Anderson retired from the College of Law in December 2015. He is now a professor and distinguished oil and gas scholar at the Katy Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy Law and Business at the University of Texas School of Law and McCombs School of Business. He was the driving force behind the creation of the John B. Turner LL.M. Program in Energy, Natural Resources & Indigenous Peoples Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is an expert in domestic and international oil and gas law. He regularly teaches classes in international petroleum transactions at various universities on six continents. In 2011, he received the Clyde O. Martz Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

He has authored over 100 articles and is a co-author of International Petroleum Transactions; Hemingway Oil and Gas Law and Taxation; Cases and Materials on Oil & Gas Law; and the annual supplements to Kuntz on Oil and Gas Law. He is a contributing author to Waters and Water Rights and International Petroleum Exploration and Exploitation Agreements; an editor of the Oil and Gas Reporter; and editor-in-chief of the Texas Title Standards.

Professor Anderson is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators; an honorary trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; a trustee of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation; and a member of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Energy Law at the Center for American and International Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Association of Professional Landmen, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas bars. He is a Life Member of the Uniform Laws Commission.