Owen L. Anderson

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Eugene Kuntz Chair of Law in Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Emeritus
  • George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus

Education

B.A., University of North Dakota, 1971

J.D., University of North Dakota, 1974

About

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 Kay 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 and the Oil and Gas, Natural Resource, and Energy Journal (ONE J). 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; 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; editor-in-chief of the Texas Title Standards; and a member of the executive committee of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business.

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. 

Additional Information

Awards & Honors

Clyde O. Martz Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 2011

Professional Associations

Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Honorary Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Trustee of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation

Member of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Energy Law at the Center for American and International Law

Member of the American Law Institute

Member of the American Association of Professional Landmen

Member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas Bars

Life Member of the Uniform Laws Commission

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