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Oil & Gas Session on Basic Contracts on Feb. 14

Posted Jan. 25, 2013

The Canton Small Business Development Center and Kent State University at Stark, with the attorneys at Roetzel & Andress, will present the third event in the four-part Oil and Gas Education Series.
The public presentations are designed to provide education to members of the community. Presented by knowledgeable attorneys at Roetzel & Andress, each event will provide a factual forum, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions regarding the subject matter.
Each event in the series will take place from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in Kent State Stark’s Main Hall Auditorium, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. Register online for $10 per person or $15 per couple at

Basic Contracts Used in Oil and Gas Management
Thursday, February 14, 2013
This program examines oil and gas leases, pooling and utilization agreements, division orders, operating agreements and other contractual agreements used in the exploration, production and marketing of oil and gas.

Michael TravenMichael R. Traven, Presenter
Michael Traven is a Roetzel & Andress associate and member of the firm’s Oil and Gas Industry Team. His practice focuses on commercial and business related transactions and litigation. He has extensive experience with oil- and gas-related litigation, as well as real estate and construction litigation and adversary bankruptcy matters. Mr. Traven was selected as an “Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2011-13).
The final event in the series, Understanding the Process, will take place on Thursday, March 28. This program will cover stages of the process, from clearing to production, and answers the following questions, such as: What is seismic? What equipment is used? How long does it take to drill a well? What will you see and hear? How deep does the well go? How is it constructed? What about the pipelines? What can be expected from an access road? How are drill cuttings disposed? When and why is water needed and how is it disposed? and What is an injection well?
For more information on the Oil and Gas Education Series, visit or call 330-244-3290.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Small Business Development Center at Kent State Stark at 330-244-3290 or Call 330-244-3239 for TDD only.