Eric King

  • Professor of Practice

Education

B.S.E., Oklahoma Christian College, 1970

J.D. University of Oklahoma, 1976

About

Eric King is a shareholder with the firm of GableGotwals in its Oklahoma City office. His practice focuses on all areas of oil and gas law. He has been a frequent lecturer on title examination, Corporation Commission issues, underground gas storage, right-of-ways and easements including condemnation, and other oil and gas topics at Continuing Legal Education courses conducted by the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law. His current practice includes appearances before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (Oil and Gas Conservation Division and Public Utilities Division), litigation involving most oil and gas issues as well as real estate issues, condemnation, pipeline spill remediation, and transactional work.

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, King has been selected as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in 2006- 12 for Oil & Gas Law; to Marquis Who’s Who in American Law in 2006-15; and to the Best Lawyers in America in 2007-17 for Energy Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), and Oil and Gas Law.   His presentation “Oil and Gas:  Surface vs Mineral Use” was selected for inclusion in The Best of OBA/CLE 2006 publication.

King is a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association (Mineral Law Section), Oklahoma County Bar Association, and Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is a Past President of the Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society, and currently serves on the Kuntz Committee on Natural Resources Law and Policy through the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He serves on the U.S. Board of Directors for Predisan, a medical mission in Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras and Central America.

King is authorized to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; Oklahoma Supreme Court; Oklahoma Court of Appeal; all Oklahoma District Courts; and U.S. District Court for the Western, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Oklahoma.

King is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and Oklahoma City University College of Law.

Additional Information

Publications

Deduction of Post-Production Costs from the Royalty Interest: The ‘Sanguine v. Boothbay Decision

May-June, 1989

The Landman

Teacher/Lecturer

Panel Participant in "Where Does the OCC's Jurisdiction Begin and End – Current Issues Impacting Mineral Owners, Surface Owners, Petroleum Land Managers, and Operators" a panel discussion at the 2011 Oil and Gas Institute "Changing Dynamics: New Perspectives on Oklahoma Oil and Gas Conservation Law and Practice," sponsored by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Office of Administrative Proceedings, Office of General Counsel, and the Energy & Natural Resources Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, September 23, 2011

Instructor, "The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, It's a Slightly Different Ball Game, sponsored by the Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law & Policy, October 22, 2010


Panel Participant in “Current Issues in Oklahoma Forced Pooling,” sponsored by the Office of Administrative Proceedings, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and the Mineral Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, October 23, 2009
  
Participant in “Mock Pooling and Pooling Panel,” sponsored by OK-NARO, April 10, 2008

Instructor, “Enis v. Western Farmers Electric Coop, Updated on Condemnation Law," sponsored by International Right of Way Association, January 18, 2008

Instructor, “Oil and Gas: Surface v. Mineral Use,” sponsored by Boiling Springs Legal Institute, November 18, 2007

Instructor, “Oil and Gas: Surface vs. Mineral Use,” Boiling Springs Legal Institute, sponsored by Woodward County Bar Association, September 18, 2007

Instructor, “OCC Pooling & Spacing,” sponsored by Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law & Policy, OU-CLE, November 2006

Instructor, “Oil and Gas: Surface vs. Mineral Use,” sponsored by The 2006 Daniel L. Evans Institute, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and Oklahoma Bar Association, September, 2006

Instructor, “Oil and Gas: Surface vs. Mineral Use,” sponsored by OBA-CLE, September, 2006; presentation selected for inclusion in The Best of OBA/CLE 2006 publication.

Instructor, “The Ownership of Empty Spaces,” sponsored by the Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law & Policy, November, 2003

Instructor, “Developments in Underground Gas Storage” presented at “Real Estate Law, Titles, Liens and Mortgages, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy,” sponsored by The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Oklahoma City, November, 2001

Instructor, “Oklahoma Corporation Commission Procedures,” sponsored by Oklahoma City Association of Petroleum Landmen, Oklahoma City, February 2, 1998

Instructor, “Horizontal Drilling,” sponsored by Oklahoma City Association of Petroleum Landmen, Oklahoma City, November 3, 1997

Instructor, “Current Issues in the Legislature, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and Appeals at the Corporation Commission,” sponsored by Conference on Consumer Finance Law-CLE, Oklahoma City, May, 1997

Instructor, “Horizontal Drilling,” sponsored by Conference on Consumer Finance Law-CLE, Oklahoma City, April, 1996

Instructor, “Roadmap through the Corporation Commission,” sponsored by Conference on Consumer Finance Law-CLE, Oklahoma City, April, 1995 and 1996

Instructor, “How the Oil and Gas Lease Affects Subsequent Documents,” sponsored by OU- CLE, Norman, March, 1991

Instructor, “Allocation of Post-Production Costs,” sponsored by OU-CLE, Norman, May, 1990

Instructor, “Current Issues in Oklahoma Oil and Gas Law,” sponsored by OU-CLE, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, September, 1989

Participant, Panel, including Supreme Court Justice Opala, which discussed and analyzed the Amoco decision, OU-CLE, “Trends and Developments in Oil & Gas Law,” Tulsa, April, 1988, and Oklahoma City, April, 1988

Instructor, “Trends and Developments in Oklahoma Oil and Gas Law – Sanguine v. Boothbay – No Deduction Clause,” sponsored by OU-CLE, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, February and March, 1988

Instructor, “Division Order Title Problems,” sponsored by OCU-CLE, Oklahoma City, October, 1987

Instructor, “Division Order Title Opinions, Back-Ins and the Stack-King Formula,” The 1987 Energy Venture Seminar, sponsored by OCU-CLE, Oklahoma City, March, 1987

Instructor, The 1986 Energy Venture Seminar, sponsored by OCU-CLE, Oklahoma City, January, 1986

Instructor, “How to do Oil and Gas Title Examination,” sponsored by OU-CLE, Norman and Oklahoma City, September, 1984

Instructor, “Oil and Gas Title Examination,” sponsored by OU-CLE, Norman, February, 1984

Author, “The Stack-King Formula,” a paper on how to proportionately reduce back-ins after payout based on the net revenue interest able to be delivered under a pooling at the Corporation Commission, presented to Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society, May, 1983

Instructor to Corporation Commission Trial Examiners (Hearing Officers), 1982, on net revenue interests, back-ins and other Commission topics.

Instructor, “Oil and Gas Title Examination,” sponsored by OU-CLE, Oklahoma City, 1982

Instructor, “Oil and Title Examination,” sponsored by OCU Law School, April, 1982

Instructor, “Oil and Gas Title Examination,” sponsored by OU-CLE, Norman, Fall, 1981, and on the State Regents Televised Instruction System

Instructor, “Oil and Gas Title Examination,” sponsored by OU-CLE, Norman, Summer, 1981

Reported Cases

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative v. Enis, 993 P.2d 787 (OK 1999).

Pennaco Resources Corporation v. Oklahoma Corporation Commission, et al., 831 P.2d 656 (Okl.App. 1992).

French Energy, Inc. v. Dorothy Alexander, et al., 818 P.2d 1234 (Okl. 1991).

GMC Oil and Gas Corporation v. Texas Oil and Gas Corporation, et al., 586 P.2d 731 (Okl. 1978).

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