Eric C. Camp

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Oil & Gas Law Specialist

Of counsel
Oil & Gas
    • Camp represents mineral owners and surface owners negotiating Oil & Gas Leases, Pipeline Right-of-Way and Easement Agreements, Surface Use Agreements, and related agreements.
    • Camp represents buyers and sellers of mineral rights and royalties.
    • Camp represents operators and non-operators negotiating Purchase & Sale Agreements, Participation and Farmout Agreements, Operating Agreements, and Assignments
    • Camp has extensive experience drafting Lease Acquisition, Drilling, and Division Order Title Opinions on lands throughout the U.S.
    • Camp performs 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
    • Camp regularly participates 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
    • Camp represents agricultural, commercial, industrial, and residential landowners in the negotiation of various types of easements.
    • Camp represents buyers and sellers of large rural properties.

BIO

Eric C. 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 oil and gas section. Mr. Camp is licensed to practice law in Texas and North Dakota. Ever since his first summer of law school working for a firm in East Texas, Mr. Camp has been hooked on the oil and gas industry – the entrepreneurial players, the wealth generation, and the importance of protecting property rights. Today, Mr. Camp’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)
        • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship, (2007-2008)
        • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship, (2007-2008)
      • 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 Recognitions
      • Selected to participate in the inaugural “Leadership Class” of the Institute for Energy Law (2018-2019)
      • A “Texas Rising Star” in Energy & Natural Resources Law by by Super Lawyers Magazine (Thomson Reuters) (2018-2019)
      • A “Top Attorney – Oil & Gas” by 360 West Magazine (2018-2019)
      • A “Tarrant County Top Attorney – Oil & Gas” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2011-2019)
  • Memberships
    • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
    • American Association of Professional Landmen
    • Institute for Energy Law
    • State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources 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.
    • “The DeathResurrection 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.
    • “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.
    •  “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 37thAnnual 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.
    • Taught multiple international oil and gas legal training courses in the following countries: Albania, Croatia, India, Jordan, Kenya, Seychelles, Tanzania, and Uganda,
    • Taught multiple international oil and gas legal training courses for government officials from the following countries: in the U.S. for government officials from the following countries: Albania, Colombia, Croatia, India, Jordan, Kenya, Pakistan, Poland, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Uganda
  • Publications
    • An International Perspective on U.S. Oil and Gas, FWInc. Magazine (July-August 2018).
    • 5thCircuit 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 30thAnnual 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 37thAnnual 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 Negotiategohaynesvilleshale.comwww.eaglefordforum.comwww.gomarcellusshale.comwww.mineralrightsforum.com
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