Presentations

  • 37th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “On My Desk Today:  A Day in the Life of a California Landman”
    September 2019
    Joshua L. Baker and Michael Sherman, Co-Presenters
  • 65th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, “Ethics for In-House Counsel: Best Practices for Establishing (and Maintaining) Attorney-Client and Work-Product Privileges in an Electronic World”
    July 2019
    Tracy K. Hunckler and Carlin A. Yamachika, Co-Presenters
  • 36th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “We Know a Thing or Two Because We’ve Seen a Thing or Two:  A Thirty Year Perspective on Title”
    September 2018
    Julie A. Carter and Sean B. Murphy, Co-Presenters
  • 35th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Oil and Gas Conveyances in California: How to Get (or Give) What You Want”
    October 2017
  • Private Client, “Farmout Agreements and JOAs”
    May 2017
    Sean B. Murphy, Julie A. Carter, Tracy K. Hunckler, Carlin A. Yamachika and E. Ryan Stephensen, Co-Presenters
  • Day Carter & Murphy LLP Bakersfield Breakfast Series, “Updates from the New AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement (Ironically Dated 2015)”
    May 2017
    Tracy K. Hunckler and E. Ryan Stephensen
  • Private Client, “Key Considerations for Farmout Agreements”
    November 2016
    Sean B. Murphy, Julie A. Carter, Tracy K. Hunckler, Carlin A. Yamachika and Joshua L. Baker, Co-Presenters
  • 34th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Co-Tenancy Rights and Obligations, With and Without a Joint Operating Agreement”
    September 2016
    Tracy K. Hunckler and E. Ryan Stephensen, Co-Presenters
  • 62nd Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, “Everything Old is New Again: Lease Maintenance Issues that Arise When Oil Prices Drop”
    July 2016
    Sean B. Murphy and Carlin A. Yamachika, Co-Presenters
  • Day Carter & Murphy LLP Bakersfield Breakfast Series, “Lease Maintenance Issues in Today’s Market: What’s Enough?”
    May 2016
    Sean B. Murphy and Carlin A. Yamachika, Co-Presenters
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, “Gathering Sticks Back into the Bundle: How Property Owners Can Reacquire Ownership of Severed, Dormant Minerals”
    March 2016
    E. Ryan Stephensen
  • Private Client, “Exploration Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry”
    December 2015
    Julie A. Carter and Joshua L. Baker, Co-Presenters
  • 33rd Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “In Good Times, Bad Times and Everything in Between: The Always-Important Farmout Agreement”
    September 2015
    Sean B. Murphy and Joshua L. Baker, Co-Presenters
  • Private Client, “Surface Use and Right-of-Way Agreements in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry”
    August 2015
    Julie A. Carter and Joshua L. Baker, Co-Presenters
  • Private Client, “Confidentiality and Indemnification Agreements in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry”
    June 2015
    Tracy K. Hunckler and Joshua L. Baker, Co-Presenters
  • Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen, “California’s Oil and Gas Lien Act: Offense & Defense”
    May 2015
    E. Ryan Stephensen
  • Bakersfield Association of Professional Landmen, “California’s Oil and Gas Lien Act: Offense & Defense”
    March 2015
    Ralph Nevis
  • 32nd Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Actual, Constructive and Inquiry Notice When Conducting Title Due Diligence: Is it Ever Okay to Keep Your Head in the Sand?”
    October 2014
    Julie A. Carter and Joshua L. Baker, Co-Presenters
  • Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen, “Understanding SB 4: What’s in it for You as a Land Professional”
    March 2014
    Tracy K. Hunckler
  • Bakersfield Association of Petroleum Landmen, “Senate Bill 4: Conducting Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Well Stimulation Treatments Under SB 4”
    November 2013
    E. Ryan Stephensen
  • Air and Waste Management Association, “Greenhouse Gas CEQA Lawsuit”
    October 2013
  • 31st Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “The Changing Tide of Your JOA Form for Horizontal Operations”
    September 2013
    Tracy K. Hunckler and Carlin A. Yamachika, Co-Presenters
  • Bay Planning Coalition, “Cap and Trade Mechanics”
    June 2013
  • Day Carter & Murphy LLP Bakersfield Breakfast Series, “Force Majeure: Is Your Clause Keeping Up With the Times?”
    April 2013
    Joshua Baker and Carlin Yamachika, Co-Presenters
  • Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. Conference, “Developing Compressed Air Energy Storage Projects”
    April 2013
    James M. Day, Co-Presenter
  • Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. Conference, “Solar Development, Land Acquisition 101”
    April 2013
    James M. Day, Presenter
  • Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. Conference, “Land Acquisition for Renewable Energy Projects: Condemnation and Eminent Domain Scenarios”
    April 2013
    Ralph R. Nevis, Presenter
  • National Business Institute, Inc., “Eminent Domain From Start to Finish: The Eminent Domain Process, Challenging the Right to Take, and Ethics in Condemnation”
    April 2013
    Ralph R. Nevis, Presenter
  • Bakersfield Association of Petroleum Landmen, “A New Frontier for Oil & Gas Operators: The Uncertain Future of Well Permitting—Kern County Changes, CEQA Litigation, & DOGGR Hydraulic Fracturing Regs”
    January 2013
    Tracy K. Hunckler and E. Ryan Stephensen, Co-Presenters
  • American Petroleum Institute, “A New Frontier for Oil & Gas Operators: The Uncertain Future of Well Permitting-Kern County Changes, CEQA Litigation, and DOGGR Hydraulic Fracturing Regs”
    January 2013
    Tracy K. Hunckler and E. Ryan Stephensen, Co-Presenters
  • 30th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Title Issues Prior to Drilling: One Colorful Story at a Time!”
    September 2012
    Julie A. Carter, Carlin A. Yamachika, and Joshua L. Baker, Co-Presenters
  • 58th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, “Mining and Public Land Law Update”
    July 2012
    Sean B. Murphy, Presenter
  • 58th Annual AAPL Meeting, “Comparative Oil and Gas Review of West Coast Law”
    June 2012
    James M. Day, Jr., Co-Presenter
  • Day Carter & Murphy LLP Bakersfield Breakfast Series, “Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Protecting Severed Mineral Owners from Adverse Possession”
    May 2012
    Tracy K. Hunckler and E. Ryan Stephensen, Co-Presenters
  • AAPL Mining and Land Resource Institute, “Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: A Warning to Severed Mineral Owners-Dealing With Hostile Surface Owners”
    March 2012
    Tracy K. Hunckler and E. Ryan Stephensen, Co-Presenters
  • Bakersfield Association of Petroleum Landmen, “Title Review on Federal Lands: What Do You Review, Where Do You Find It, and Does It Really Matter?”
    February 2012
    Sean B. Murphy, Presenter
  • 29th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Top Leasing: From the Bottom Up”
    September 2011
    Sean B. Murphy and Tracy K. Hunckler, Co-Presenters
  • Day Carter & Murphy LLP Bakersfield Breakfast Series, “The Duty to Protect Against Drainage”
    April 2011
    Joshua Baker and Sean B. Murphy, Co-Presenters
  • AAPL Field Landman Seminar, “An Overview of Consent to Assign Issues in Acquisitions”
    April 2011
    Sean B. Murphy, Presenter
  • Day Carter & Murphy LLP Bakersfield Breakfast Series, “The Cone of Silence: Creating and Maintaining Confidential Information”
    November 2010
    Ralph Nevis and E. Ryan Stephensen, Co-Presenters
  • Sacramento Petroleum Association, “The Cone of Silence: Creating and Maintaining Confidential Information”
    October 2010
    Ralph Nevis and E. Ryan Stephensen, Co-Presenters
  • United States Energy Association, “Accelerating Combined Heat & Power Deployment: Unique Solutions and Common Approaches”
    October 2010
    Ann L. Trowbridge, Presenter
  • HalfMoon Seminars, “Agreements and Disputes in Oil and Gas Production”
    October 2010
    Tracy Hunckler, Presenter
  • 28th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Common Transactional Pitfalls in Acquisitions of Oil and Gas Properties”
    September 2010
    Julie Carter and Carlin Yamachika, Co-Presenters
  • LAAPL, “Land and Legal Issues Related to Horizontal Drilling”
    May 2010
    Julie Carter, Presenter
  • California Municipal Utilities Association, Annual Conference, “Statewide Initiatives and Public Agencies”
    2010
    Ann L. Trowbridge, Presenter
  • HalfMoon Seminars, “Gas, Oil, and Mineral Land Law”
    January 2010
    James M. Day Jr., Tracy Hunckler, Ralph Nevis, and Carlin Yamachika, Co-Presenters
  • 27th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “The Seismic Shootout: Winning the Duel with Problem Surface Owners”
    September 2009
    Joshua Baker, Co-Presenter; Tracy Hunckler, Co-Presenter
  • Day Carter & Murphy LLP Bakersfield Breakfast Series, “There Will Be Blood: Dissection of the Pooling Clause”
    December 2008
    Joshua Baker, Co-Presenter; Julie Carter, Co-Presenter
  • NADOA 35th Annual Institute, “Voluntary Pooling in California: Pitfalls and Practices”
    October 2008
    Carlin Yamachika, Presenter
  • 25th Annual West Coast Land Institute, “Understanding Ethics: The Moral Compass of a Petroleum Landman”
    October 2007
    Carlin Yamachika, Presenter
  • HalfMoon Seminars, “Oregon Real Estate Title Issues: Understanding Mineral Rights and Surface Issues”
    June 2007
    Carlin Yamachika, Co-Presenter
  • 24th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Horizontal Well Issues”
    September 2006
    Julie Carter, Presenter
  • 24th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Gas Storage Basics in California”
    September 2006
    James M. Day, Jr., Presenter
  • Lorman Education Services, “Contract Negotiations and Preparation in the Oil and Gas Industry: Drafting Complete and Unambiguous Contracts in California”
    December 2005
    James M. Day, Jr., Co-Presenter; Sean B. Murphy, Co-Presenter; Carlin Yamachika, Co-Presenter
  • Sacramento Petroleum Association, “Bello v. ABA Energy: Transportation of Gas in County Road Rights-of-Way”
    March 2005
    Tracy Hunckler, Presenter
  • Intermountain Combined Heat & Power Association, 6th Annual USCHPA Policy Summit, “Setting a State Public Utilities Commission Agenda
    2005
    Ann L. Trowbridge, Presenter
  • United States Combined Heat & Power Association, 6th Annual CHP Policy Summit, “How Do You Set the Agenda of a State PUC?”
    2005
    Ann L. Trowbridge, Presenter
  • 22nd Annual West Coast Landmen’s Conference, “California Oil & Gas Law Update”
    September 2004
    Julie Carter, Co-Presenter; Tracy Hunckler, Co-Presenter
  • Lorman Education Services, “Development Within and Around Wetlands”
    2004
  • Power Association of Northern California, Spring Conference, Conference Chair
    2004-2005
  • 21st Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Acquiring Geophysical Data”
    September 2003
    Julie Carter, Presenter
  • 21st Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Landmen and the Unauthorized Practice of Law”
    September 2003
    Sean B. Murphy, Co-Presenter; Carlin Yamachika, Co-Presenter
  • National Association of Energy Service Companies, 2003 Mid-Year Conference, “Standby Rates & Tariff Requirements: Ensuring a Future for Distributed Energy Resources”
    2003
    Ann Trowbridge, Presenter
  • Distributed Generation and On-Site Power, 7th Annual Conference, “The California Experience: Developing DG Projects in a Re-Regulated Market”
    2003
    Ann Trowbridge, Speaker
  • 19th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “What Went Wrong With Deregulation?”
    September 2001
    Ann Trowbridge, Presenter
  • 47th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, “Environmental Law Update”
    July 2001
    Sean Murphy, Presenter
  • Kern River Oil & Gas Series, “California Energy Crisis”
    2001
    James M. Day, Jr., Co-Presenter; Ann L. Trowbridge, Co-Presenter
  • Federal Energy Bar Association, Western Chapter, Annual Meeting, Moderator
    2001
  • 18th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “California Water Rights”
    September 2000
    James M. Day, Jr., Presenter
  • 18th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Dealing with Bankruptcy in the Oil and Gas Field”
    September 2000
    Julie Carter, Presenter
  • American Association of Mineral Owners, “Comparison of Selected Provisions in Long Forms of Lease in Use by Sophisticated California Mineral Owners”
    2000
    James M. Day, Jr., Presenter
  • 17th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Ethical and Legal Standards Governing The Landmen’s Gift of Gab”
    September 1999
    Julie Carter, Presenter
  • Sacramento Petroleum Association, “I’ve Got a Secret: How to Keep Oil and Gas Trade Secrets Secret”
    1999
    Tracy Hunckler, Presenter
  • 16th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Comparison of Oil and Gas Law in Texas and California”
    September 1998
    James M. Day, Jr., Co-Presenter; Sean B. Murphy, Co-Presenter
  • Sacramento Petroleum Association, “Liability for Plugging and Abandoning Idle Wells”
    1997
    Sean Murphy, Presenter
  • 15th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Geophysical Trespass”
    September 1997
    Sean B. Murphy, Presenter
  • 11th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, “Environmental Due Diligence”
    September 1993
    Julie Carter, Presenter