Articles by Jeffrey H. Perry

by: Jeffrey H. Perry

The Petroleum Economist Awards were adjudicated by a panel of independent experts drawn from across the international energy industry and included: Abdullah Salem El Badri, Secretary General, OPEC; Lord Cullen of Whitekirk, KT; Torstein Indrebø, Secretary General, International Gas Union; and Lord John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley, former Chief Executive, BP. Read more

by: Jeffrey H. Perry and Tim Engel

Flaring in North Dakota has increased more than 50 percent in the past two years to levels previously unknown in the United States and comparable to those of Russia and Nigeria. Due to the volume of gas flared, the dismissal of a group of proposed class actions alleging that certain oil and gas companies operating in the state underpaid royalties on natural gas flared from their operations is an important victory for the industry.Read more

by: Keith Townsend, Matthew Bozzelli and Jeffrey H. Perry

As the deadline for submission of a company’s Form SD draws closer, we continue to field questions from clients hitting on important concepts underlying threshold issues regarding the scope and content of their required disclosures.Read more

by: Neil Levy, Bruce Richardson and Jeffrey H. Perry

On March 7, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) directed the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop reliability standards requiring owners and operators of the Bulk-Power System to address risks due to physical security threats and vulnerabilities in order to enhance the resilience of the transmission grid.Read more

by: Jeffrey H. Perry

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) recently proposed significant changes to federal royalty reporting requirements covering all solid minerals, including coal. The proposed rule would impose new procedures governing the valuation of Federal Coal for advance royalty purposes and impose a new, uniform "Solid Minerals Sales Summary" on all Federal and Indian solid mineral leases.Read more

by: Keith Townsend, Matthew Bozzelli and Jeffrey H. Perry

The SEC released twelve frequently asked questions in an effort to provide guidance on various aspects of the conflict minerals rules, including guidance important to mining operators as well as pipeline and transmission companies. Read more

by: Jeffrey H. Perry and Tim Engel

An Inspector General report evaluating coal leasing activities overseen by the Bureau of Land Management noted "weaknesses" in the lease sale process that put the government "at risk of not receiving full value for coal leases." Read more

by: Jeffrey H. Perry

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade has issued a consultation to solicit views on a potential EU initiative for conflict minerals disclosures. Canada's Conflict Minerals Act would cover minerals from Great Lakes Region of Africa used in the course of business.Read more

by: Jeffrey H. Perry

The United States has long held that its citizens and corporations have rights to explore and exploit the resources of the deep seabed and may do so whether or not the U.S. accedes to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. These rights extend to mining activities for hard minerals of the deep seabed.Read more

by: Jeffrey H. Perry and Tim Engel

A joint letter from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has triggered an investigation of federal royalty payments derived from coal mined in the Powder River Basin.Read more