- Adjunct Professor
B.A., High Honors, University of Oklahoma, 1986
J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1989
Mr. Gottshall joined the University of Oklahoma in 2016 as adjunct professor. He has more than 25 years of experience as a transactional attorney in the oil and gas industry and has managed a wide variety of transactions related to the exploration, development, and production of hydrocarbons across the U.S. Onshore, Gulf of Mexico, and international regions.
He began his career as a clerk for the Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. He then served in various legal, land, and negotiation positions of increasing responsibility for Kerr-McGee Corporation including Sr. Counsel and Director of International Negotiations. In these roles, he managed a team of attorneys responsible for international negotiations and legal compliance. Most recently, he was the General Manager of Land and Negotiations for Murphy Exploration and Production Company managing a team of attorneys and landmen responsible for domestic and international land and negotiation functions.
Member of the Oklahoma and Texas Bar Associations
Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
Member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen
Member of the Houston Area Petroleum Landman’s Association
Member of the Professional Landman’s Association of New Orleans