Eric C. Camp

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Oil & Gas Law Specialist

Of counsel
Oil & Gas
    • Represent mineral owners and surface owners negotiating Oil & Gas Leases, Pipeline Right-of-Way and Easement Agreements, and Surface Use Agreements
    • Represent operators and non-operators negotiating Purchase & Sale Agreements, Participation and Farmout Agreements, Operating Agreements, and Assignments
    • Extensive experience drafting lease acquisition, drilling, and division order title opinions on lands throughout the U.S.
    • Litigation consulting working closely with trial counsel in a wide range of disputes involving landowners, mineral owners, lessors and lessees, specifically including royalty issues, lease terminations, and title disputes
    • Regularly participate in international oil and gas capacity building programs sponsored by the US Department of Commerce, US Department of State, US Agency for International Development, and the International Law Institute African Centre for Legal Excellence
Real Estate
    • Represent agricultural, commercial, industrial, and residential landowners in the negotiation of various types of utility easements.

BIO

Eric Camp is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been with Decker Jones since 2012 and is a member of the firm’s oil and gas section. Eric is licensed to practice law in Texas and North Dakota. Ever since Eric’s first summer of law school working for a firm in East Texas, he has been hooked on the oil and gas industry – the entrepreneurial players, the wealth generation, and importance of protecting property rights. Today, Eric’s practice consists of representing operators, mineral owners, surface owners, and municipalities in transactions, litigation, regulatory matters, and title examinations. He prides himself on protecting his clients’ interests and adding value to their transactions.

  • Education and Bar Admissions
      • Southern Methodist University School of Law, (Juris Doctor, 2008)
      • Centenary College of Louisiana, (B.A. Political Science, 2004)
      • State Bar of Texas (2008)
        • Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
      • State Bar of North Dakota (2009)
  • Awards and Scholarships
      • “Tarrant County Top Attorney – Oil & Gas” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, (2011-2015)
      • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship, (2007-2008)
      • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship, (2007-2008)
  • Memberships
    • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
    • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
    • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
    • American Association of Professional Landmen
    • Institute for Energy Law
    • American Bar Association – International Law Section
  • Trainings, Presentations, Guest Lectures
    • “Responsible Operations in the Oil & Gas Sector: Integrating the Concerns of and Sharing Value with Communities” – Panelist at the 2015 Africa Forum sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law, Nairobi, Kenya, June 2015.
    • “Introduction to Oil and Gas Exploration Contracts” – Presenter and Participant in a two-day program for the Attorney General’s Office of Tanzania sponsored by CLDP and U.S. Department of State, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 2014.
    • “Customized Training Program on Oil & Gas Contracting” – Sole trainer at the International Law Institute African Centre for Legal Excellence’s (ILI-ACLE) weeklong program for the Commercial Division of the High Court of Uganda, Dubai, U.A.E., March 2014.
    • “India/U.S. Cooperation on Unconventional Natural Gas: Legal, Environmental, and Regulatory Issues” – Presenter and Participant in a program for Indian government officials sponsored by USAID and CLDP, New Delhi, India, April 2013.
    • “The Death Resurrection of Forced Pooling and Rise of Rule 37 Exception Permits for Development in Texas” – Guest Speaker to the DFW Association of Lease & Title Analysts Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, February 2013.
    • “India/U.S. Cooperation on Unconventional Natural Gas: Legal, Environmental, and Regulatory Issues” – Organizer, Presenter, and Participant in a program for Indian government officials sponsored by USAID and CLDP, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, January 2013.
    • “India/U.S. Cooperation on Unconventional Natural Gas: Legal, Environmental, and Regulatory Issues” – Presenter and Participant in a program for Indian government officials sponsored by USAID and CLDP New Delhi, India, November 2012.
    • “Ethics of Multijurisdictional Practice” – Presenter at the 30th Annual Advanced Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources Course of the State Bar of Texas’ Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources Section, Houston, TX, October 2012.
    • “Texas Oil & Gas Conservation Laws – Rule 37 and the Mineral Interest Pooling Act” – Guest Lecturer to Professor John S. Lowe’s Oil & Gas Law Course at SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, TX, September 2012, September 2011, and October 2010.
    • “Shale Gas Goes Global – Revisiting International E&P Contracts for Shale Gas Development” – Presentation during the Dallas Bar Association’s Review of Oil & Gas Law XXVII Symposium, Dallas, TX, August 2012.
    • “Shale Gas Development – A Project for Poland” – Organizer, Presenter, and Participant in a program for Polish government officials entitled “Shale Gas Development – A Project for Poland” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, April 2012.
    • “Unconventional Gas Technical Engagement – A Project for Colombia” – Organizer, Presenter, and Participant in a program for Colombian government officials sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, April 2012.
    • “Shale Gas Goes Global – Revisiting International E&P Contracts for Shale Gas Development” – Presenter during the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law’s 4th Annual Energy Symposium, Fort Worth, TX, March 2012.
    • “Global Shale Gas Initiative – Regulation and Information Sharing: A Project for Jordan” – Organizer, Presenter, and Participant in a program for Jordanian government officials sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, December 2011.
    • “India/U.S. Cooperation on Unconventional Natural Gas: Developing a Regulatory Regime Conducive to Foreign Investment in Shale Gas Exploration and Production” – Organizer, Presenter, and Participant in a program for Indian government officials sponsored by USAID and CLDP, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, November 2011.
    • “Oil & Gas Primer for the Real Estate Practitioner” – Presenter to the Dallas Bar Association’s Real Property Law Section, Dallas, TX, October 2011.
    • “Ethical Considerations of Getting Licensed in Multiple States” – Presenter during the Institute for Energy Law’s 2nd Conference on the Law of Shale Plays, Fort Worth, TX, September 2011.
    • “Urban Gas Development – Explaining Rule 37 Exception Permits and Forced Pooling” – Presenter during Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC’s Monthly City Club Luncheon, Fort Worth, TX, June 2011.
    • “Ethical Considerations of Getting Licensed in Multiple States” – Presenter during the 37th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Institute, Houston, TX, April 2011.
    • “Dealing with Missing Persons and Holdouts – Using Rule 37 and MIPA for Urban Gas Development” – Presenter to the Dallas Bar Association’s Energy Law Section, Dallas, TX, January 2011.
  • Publications
      • 5th Circuit Survey – Oil & Gas Law, Book 3, Volume 46, Texas Tech University Law Review (Spring 2014).
      • The Death Resurrection of Forced Pooling and Rise of Rule 37 Exception Permits for Urban Development in Texas, National Association of Division Order Analysts, NADOA News Magazine (Feb. 2014).
      • Ethics of Multijurisdictional Practice, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Advanced Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources Course of the State Bar of Texas’ Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources Section (Oct. 2012).
      • Ethical Considerations of Getting Licensed in Multiple States, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Institute (Apr. 2011) and the Institute for Energy Law’s 2nd Conference on the Law of Shale Plays (Sept. 2011).
      • Conflicts Between Mineral Owners and Surface Owners, Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes Publication, Volume 36, Number 8 (Aug. 2011).
      • Dealing with Missing Persons and Holdouts – Using Rule 37 and MIPA for Urban Gas Development, Proceedings of the Dallas Bar Association’s Energy Law Section (Jan. 2011).
      • Dealing with Missing Persons and Holdouts – Operators’ Options for Urban Gas Development, V. 35, No. 1, Section Report, Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources Law Section, State Bar of Texas (Sept. 2010).
      • Disclosures During Oil & Gas Lease Negotiations – Texas and Louisiana, Basin Oil & Gas Magazine (January 2010) and in the Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen Newsletter (Feb. 2010).
      • Regulating Urban Oil & Gas Operations in Texas and Louisiana, Basin Oil & Gas Magazine (Oct. 2009).
      • Negotiating Surface Damage Payments, Fort Worth Basin Oil & Gas Magazine (May 2009).
      • Mineral Estate Surface Use Limitations, Fort Worth Basin Oil & Gas Magazine (Apr. 2009).
      • Pipeline Easement and Right-of-Way Agreements: A Landowner’s List of Terms to Negotiate, www.gohaynesvilleshale.com, www.eaglefordforum.com, www.gomarcellusshale.com, www.mineralrightsforum.com
      • 5th Circuit Survey – Oil & Gas Law, Book 3, Volume 46, Texas Tech University Law Review (Spring 2014).
      • The Death Resurrection of Forced Pooling and Rise of Rule 37 Exception Permits for Urban Development in Texas, National Association of Division Order Analysts, NADOA News Magazine (Feb. 2014).
      • Ethics of Multijurisdictional Practice, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Advanced Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources Course of the State Bar of Texas’ Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources Section (Oct. 2012).
      • Ethical Considerations of Getting Licensed in Multiple States, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Institute (Apr. 2011) and the Institute for Energy Law’s 2nd Conference on the Law of Shale Plays (Sept. 2011).
      • Conflicts Between Mineral Owners and Surface Owners, Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes Publication, Volume 36, Number 8 (Aug. 2011).
      • Dealing with Missing Persons and Holdouts – Using Rule 37 and MIPA for Urban Gas Development, Proceedings of the Dallas Bar Association’s Energy Law Section (Jan. 2011).
      • Dealing with Missing Persons and Holdouts – Operators’ Options for Urban Gas Development, V. 35, No. 1, Section Report, Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources Law Section, State Bar of Texas (Sept. 2010).
      • Disclosures During Oil & Gas Lease Negotiations – Texas and Louisiana, Basin Oil & Gas Magazine (January 2010) and in the Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen Newsletter (Feb. 2010).
      • Regulating Urban Oil & Gas Operations in Texas and Louisiana, Basin Oil & Gas Magazine (Oct. 2009).
      • Negotiating Surface Damage Payments, Fort Worth Basin Oil & Gas Magazine (May 2009).
      • Mineral Estate Surface Use Limitations, Fort Worth Basin Oil & Gas Magazine (Apr. 2009).
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