Educational Experience and Technical Skills (EETS)

Educational Experience in Energy Law

Electric Power Generation:  including traditional and non-traditional sources, transmission bottleneck, conservation and efficiency measures, energy markets and market manipulation.

Environmental Acts and Regulations:  major common law and statutory responses to environmental threats, with major statutes, as interpreted in the courts, and examined as examples of how various strategies are implemented.  Skills applied to address real world environmental case studies related to energy development and production.  Mitigation concerns with various options for wetland conversation and replacement, and how citizens can participate in the process.

  • The role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for enforcement and regulation.
  • The Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Clean Power Plan overview and history, along with the understanding of air quality standards, attainment or non-attainment status, construction and renewal permitting.  The Clean Power Plan regulations on coal-fired plants, natural gas vs. renewable energy, vehicles, and law suits against the changes from many states.
  • The Clean Water Act (CWA) history and overview, study of Sections 401 and 404, the relationship to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and understanding of water quality standards in respects to the energy industry.
  • The Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), with their role in regulations for wildlife concerns during the permitting stage and after.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CORPS) with their role in Section 404 and Oklahoma state agencies.  Skills with an mock application for a Title V permit, and letter reply to a mock citizen’s response and concerns to the application.
  • S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS), with their role in regulations during the permitting stage and after.

Exploration and Development:  the legal relationships from geophysical exploration to product marketing.  Regulatory procedures and legal effects of pooling, or unitization on private and federal lands. The purpose, structure, and judicial interpretation of oil and gas instruments, and impacts of environmental law related to oil and gas.

Fracing:  understanding the process to increase the productivity of oil and gas wells, the regulations of casting and cement requirements to protect underground and surface water, state reports, and chemical disclosure requirements.

Fuels:  Biomass, Coal, Geothermal, Natural Gas, and Oil.

History:  U.S. history of energy policy, state, regional and federal regulation of energy resources including shale oil and gas by fracing, hydropower, nuclear power and renewable energy.  The history of sovereign nation, other than the United States, with the rights to minerals, why minerals are not private owned and why government controls those mineral rights.

Land Research:  land title research using current online information. Using and reading microfiche information to search back to original Patent for Indian and non-Indian lands.

Leasing:  the difference of leases on federal Indian, state, and private lands.  International AIPN agreements / leases with various options, and fill-in the blanks.  Skills in writing a mock oil and gas leases, for Indian lands, and private land and mineral ownership.

Mineral and Surface Estate:  real property concepts through the legalities of the creation of separate mineral and surface estates, the severed mineral and surface estates rights, in the granting of oil and gas leases, and laws covering state, and federal, with the legal relationship between lessor and lessee.

Market Regulation:  public utility ratemaking methods and administrative procedures, the role of regulation, deregulation, regulatory reform, and the feasibility of energy sustainability as future policy.

Renewable Energy:  Solar, Wind, and the future development of new technology.

Research:  methodology, analysis, and application using LexisNexis, Westlaw, and/or secondary sources.

Writing:  legal commentary, rules of citation, document format including the memoranda, the brief, and letters.


Educational Experience in Public Relations

Content Writing:  articles, blogs, news releases, websites, and social media.  Other writing includes campaign snapshot, creative brief, executive profile, FAQs, media kit, press releases, SWOT analysis, and white paper.

Interpersonal Communications:  through case studies learned ethics and social responsibility for the company, clients, Native Americans, indigenous people, and people from different cultures and religions.

Interviews, Pictures, and Videos:  using professional camera or video, iPhone, iPad, with editing on device or through another program.

Legal and Ethical:  study of the legalities and related ethics in writing, interviewing, and media relations, that research, truth, and honesty is the best policy.

Marketing:  pre-campaign setup, identify markets, planning, and IMC.

Presentations:  write the script, create the slides, and preparations for presenting.  The actual presenting using webinar, live, over the phone, podcast or Pecha Kucha.

Promotional Material:  creation of flyers, invitations, posters, and email campaign.

Public Relations: crises control, media relations, and IMC.


Educational Experience Entertainment Business

Introduction to:  accounting, marketing, economics, managerial accounting, statistics, and data analysis.   Advanced techniques in Excel for statistics and data analysis.

Introduction, creation, and completing applications:  in business law, contracts, intellectual property rights, and copyright.

Introduction to basic and advance techniques in:  Adobe Creative Suites CS5, CS6 and Creative Cloud, iPhone and iPad, video equipment and digital camers, interviewing people, and MS Office.


Technical Skills

MS Office Suite Word, Excel, Outlook * Adobe Creative Suite CS6 and Creative Cloud: Bridge, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign * Public Relations * SEO * Website Content * PC – Windows * Apple/Mac * iPhone * iPad * Photography * Video * Interviewing *