Law Seminars International Presents: A comprehensive two-day conference on investment opportunities in

Oil & Gas Production and Mineral Mining in Alaska
New proposals, legislative and administrative actions to make Alaska more competitive



September 26 & 27, 2013
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage, AK

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, industry executives, government officials and consultants

Why You Should Attend

As Co-Chairs, we have assembled a distinguished faculty designed to bring lawyers, industry executives, governmental officials and consultants up to date on a full range of issues affecting Alaska's competitive position in the world for investment in oil, gas, and mineral development.

Speakers will address numerous key issues confronting the State of Alaska and Native corporation landowners, as well as the oil, gas, and mineral industries. Recent legislative and administrative actions to improve Alaska's competitive position, whether enacted or promulgated or still pending or proposed, will be discussed in depth. We hope to see you there.

~ Bradford G. Keithley, Esq. and Joseph J. Perkins, Jr., Esq., Program Co-Chairs

What You Will Learn



Agenda

Thursday, September 26, 2013

8:00 am

Registration Opens

 
8:30 am

Introduction & Overview

Bradford G. Keithley, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Keithley Consulting, LLC / Anchorage, AK

Joseph J. Perkins, Jr., Esq., Program Co-Chair
Stoel Rives LLP / Anchorage, AK

 
8:45 am

Overview of Current Competitive Position of Alaska's Resource Industries

Roger Marks
Consulting Petroleum Economist / Anchorage, AK

 
9:30 am

Update on Recent Legislative Developments in Alaska That Affect Alaska's Competitiveness for Oil & Gas Production and Mining

Proposals and progress of efforts to make Alaska more competitive

The Hon. Daniel S. Sullivan, Commissioner
Alaska Department of Natural Resources / Juneau, AK

 
10:15 am

Break

 
10:30 am

Oil and Gas Tax Reform

SB21 and the principles behind the governor's proposal and the key elements; stakeholder responses and eventual legislative outcome; proposal for an Oil & Gas Competitiveness Review Board

Bradford G. Keithley, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Keithley Consulting, LLC / Anchorage, AK

Next steps from the Department of Revenue's perspective

Bruce Tangeman, Deputy Commissioner, Revenue Tax Division
Alaska Department of Revenue / Anchorage, AK

Industry perspective on the impact of the changes

Kara Moriarty, Executive Director
Alaska Oil and Gas Association / Anchorage, AK

 
12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

 
1:15 pm

Statewide Permitting Reform

Post mortem on HB77 & SB26 on permitting reform; impact of the Supreme Court's decision in the REDOIL case for initial permitting; expectations for future legislative action and court litigation

Ramona L. Monroe, Esq.
Stoel Rives LLP / Seattle, WA

Next steps from the DNR Division of Mining, Land and Water

Edmund J. Fogels, Deputy Commissioner
Alaska Department of Natural Resources / Anchorage, AK

Industry perspectives on the impact of the changes

Deantha Crockett, Executive Director
Alaska Miners Association / Anchorage, AK

The Hon. Cathy Giessel, Senator (R-District N)
Alaska State Senate / Juneau, AK

 
3:15 pm

Break

 
3:30 pm

The State of Alaska's Effort to Become the Primary Agency for 404 Permits

How a state agency assuming the lead would change the need for NEPA review in terms of transferring federal action to the state level for development on non-federal lands

Susan E. Reeves, Esq., and
Reeves Amodio LLC / Anchorage, AK

Robert K. Reges, Jr., Esq., Moderators
Reeves Amodio LLC / Anchorage, AK

Description of 2013 legislation, SB27, including assumption of the 404 program and Statewide Programmatic General Permits; application process and components; decision points

Michelle Bonnet Hale, Director, Division of Water
Department of Environmental Conservation / Anchorage, AK

Steven G. Ross, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Law Section
Alaska Department of Law / Anchorage, AK

Stakeholder perspectives on the impact of the changes

Peter H. Van Tuyn, Esq.
Bessenyey & Van Tuyn LLC / Anchorage, AK

James D. Linxwiler, Esq.
Guess & Rudd PC / Anchorage, AK

 
5:30 pm

Continue the Exchange of Ideas: Reception for Faculty and Attendees

Sponsored by Keithley Consulting, LLC and Stoel Rives LLP

 

Friday, September 27, 2013

8:30 am

Introduction to Day 2

Bradford G. Keithley, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Keithley Consulting, LLC / Anchorage, AK

Joseph J. Perkins, Jr., Esq., Program Co-Chair
Stoel Rives LLP / Anchorage, AK

 
8:45 am

Operational Regulations and Issues

Revision of existing hydraulic fracturing regulations to meet technological advances in the industry and to satisfy public interest; update on other operational regulations

The Hon. Cathy Foerster, Esq., Commissioner
Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission / Anchorage, AK

Perspectives on the balance between maintaining competitiveness and environmental protections during resource extraction and processing activities

E. Barrett Ristroph, Esq., Arctic Program Representative
The Wilderness Society / Anchorage, AK

 
10:15 am

Break

 
10:30 am

Special Issues for Development of Native Corporation Resources

Impact of Section 7(i) Native Claims Settlement Act, which requires revenue sharing among the 12 regional corporations: How do you structure projects to make development attractive?

William H. Timme, Esq.
Stoel Rives LLP / Anchorage, AK

Practical considerations from a Native Corporation's perspective

Teresa A. Imm, Vice President, Resource Development
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation / Anchorage, AK

L. Tiel Smith, Vice President, Land & Regional Operations
Bristol Bay Native Corporation / Anchorage, AK

 
12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

 
1:15 pm

How the Markets View Prospects in Alaska

Alaska Oil & Gas Competitiveness Review Board and findings

The Hon. Lesil McGuire, Esq., Senator (R-District N)
Alaska State Senate / Juneau, AK

The best sources of capital for development in Alaska and what it will take to attract new investment

Greg Smith, Director, U.S. Business Unit
Repsol Energy North America Corporation / The Woodlands, TX

Gregory A. Beischer, B.Sc., CPG, President & CEO, Director
Millrock Resources Inc. / Anchorage, AK

 
3:00 pm

Evaluations and Adjourn

 


Tuition

Regular tuition for this program is $1245 with a group rate of $935 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees and Tribal members, we offer a special rate of $830. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $622.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Continuing Education Credits

Live credits: This program qualifies for 11.75 AK CLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for, or help you apply for, CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.



Location

The conference will be held at the Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center at 600 W. Seventh Ave. in Anchorage, AK 99501. For hotel accomodations, call the Westmark Anchorage Hotel directly at (800) 544-0970 for reservations at the special negotiated rate of $89 and mention group "OilGas092513". Rooms are on a first come, first served basis.
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If You Cannot Attend

Our complete Homestudy Course, consisting of a DVD recording and the course materials, is available for $1255. The course materials alone are available for $100. We will ship your Homestudy order via UPS ground within two weeks after the seminar or from the date we receive payment.
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Cancellation & Substitution

You may substitute another person at any time. We will refund tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee, if we receive your cancellation by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013. After that time, we will credit your tuition toward attendance at another program or the purchase of a Homestudy. There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders.



Faculty Bios

Brad Keithley, President and Principal, Keithley Consulting, LLC, focuses on Alaska oil and gas regulation, exploration, development and production on U.S. federal lands and waters, commercial transactions, fiscal policy, and international and U.S. LNG issues. Prior, he was Partner and Co-Head of the Oil & Gas Practice at Perkins Coie, LLP, in Anchorage and Washington, D.C..
Full bio and contact info for Bradford G. Keithley at Keithley Consulting, LLC

Joseph J. Perkins, Jr., Program Co-Chair, partner in the Environment, Land Use, and Natural Resources Practice Group of Stoel Rives LLP, represents mining companies, oil and gas companies, Native Corporations and financial institutions in connection with natural resource projects, transactions and disputes.
Full bio and contact info for Joseph J. Perkins Jr. at Stoel Rives LLP

Susan E. Reeves, partner, Reeves Amodio LLC, focuses on environmental and natural resources law, including drafting applications for and negotiating the terms and conditions of permits and other authorizations for proposed Alaska natural resource development projects, and compliance with federal and state environmental laws.

Robert Reges, partner, Reeves Amodio LLC, focuses on use and preservation of land, water and air. He was the initial author of the bill that became Alaska's Commercial Passenger Vessel Environmental Compliance Program and developed legislation and regulations, including a comprehensive rewrite of Alaska's Air Quality Statutes.

Gregory A. Beischer, B.Sc., CPG, is President, CEO, and Director of Millrock Resources Inc. He is experienced as an explorationist, geologist and mining engineering technologist. He is the past President of the Alaska Miner's Association, and serves on the Alaska Minerals Commission.

Deantha Crockett, Executive Director of the Alaska Miners Association (AMA), was the lead on mining and tourism issues for the Resource Development Council for Alaska.

The Hon. Cathy Foerster, Engineering Commissioner of the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, has worked for Exxon, ARCO, BP and Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska.

Edmund J. Fogels, Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, is responsible for overseeing five divisions: Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Land and Water, Parks and Outdoor Recreation and Support Services, as well as the Office of Project Management and Permitting.

The Hon. Cathy Giessel, Alaska State Senate, is Chair of the Senate Resources Committee, and is Vice Chair of: Senate State Affairs, Community & Regional Affairs, and Joint Administrative Regulation Review Committees. She leads the Oil & Gas Development, Resources, Mining Policy Team of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission.

Michelle Bonnet Hale, Director of the Division of Water in the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, is a chemist experienced in water quality protection and management and wastewater discharge permitting.

Teresa Imm, Vice President of Resource Development for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), is an advisor on oil, gas, coal, base-metal minerals and gravel exploration, development and management. She is current president for ASRC Exploration LLC and ASRC Pipeline Company Inc.

James D. Linxwiler, partner, Guess & Rudd PC, focuses on natural resources, environmental, and Alaska Native law. Previously, he worked in the Department of the Interior Solicitor's Office in Washington, D.C., for Cook Inlet Region, Inc. and for BP in Anchorage.

Roger Marks is a private consultant specializing in petroleum economics and taxation. Prior to private practice, he was a senior petroleum economist with the State of Alaska Department of Revenue Tax Division.

The. Hon. Lesil McGuire, is Senate Rules Committee Chair and member of Senate Resources Committee and Special Committee on TAPS Throughput, and is also Co-Chair of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission.

Ramona L. Monroe, of counsel, Stoel Rives LLP, focuses on natural resources and land use law including federal, state, and local permitting processes, preparation of title opinions, mineral transactions, SEPA/NEPA compliance, wetlands, shoreline and critical area permitting, and negotiation of franchise agreements for use of public rights-of-way.
Full bio and contact info for Ramona L. Monroe at Stoel Rives LLP

Kara Moriarty, Executive Director of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, was previously on Senator Gary Wilken's legislative staff.

E. Barrett Ristroph, Arctic Program Representative of The Wilderness Society, is responsible for legal research, Arctic land use planning, and outreach. Her focus includes: oil and gas issues, land use planning, indigenous people's rights, and environmental law.

Steven G. Ross, Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Law Section of the Alaska Department of Law, focuses on compliance and enforcement regarding contaminated sites and air quality.

Greg Smith is Director of the U.S. Business Unit of Repsol Energy North America Corporation.

Tiel L. Smith, Vice President of Land and Regional Operations, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, is responsible for in-region investments and business operations, and was Land and Resources Manager.

The Hon. Daniel S. Sullivan, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, is responsible for managing the State's energy and natural resources and overseeing regulatory activities of Alaskan lands.

Bruce Tangeman is Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue Tax Division. Prior he was CFO for Doyon Utilities, LLC.

William H. Timme, of counsel, Stoel Rives LLP, focuses on business and transactional matters with emphasis on ANCSA corporation issues, including the initial implementation of ANCSA to negotiating oil and gas and mineral exploration programs.
Full bio and contact info for William H. Timme at Stoel Rives LLP

Peter H. Van Tuyn, partner, Bessenyey & Van Tuyn, L.L.C. counsels and represents clients on oil and gas exploration and development, mining, land use and zoning, and public land management. Previously, he was the litigation director of Trustees for Alaska and a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.