Oil & Gas Lending: New OCC Guidance

The energy sector is strong, and the market for oil & gas lenders is too!  This new webinar will provide a thorough understanding of the new OCC Oil & Gas Production Lending Handbook, including oil & gas collateral, loan documentation, and lending principles.

On April 9, 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a new Oil & Gas Production Lending Handbook. It provides guidance to banks on oil & gas production lending, an overview of oil and gas markets, lending structures, types of reserves, associated risks, and, most importantly, supervisory expectations for risk management and expanded examination procedures.  This webinar will provide bankers with a thorough understanding of the new Handbook as well as oil & gas loan documentation and due diligence issues.  This program is a must for any bank that has or is considering loaning against oil & gas assets.


  • Oil & gas terminology
  • Oil & gas markets
  • Oil & gas lending structures
  • Risks associated with oil & gas production lending
  • Risk management, including loan policy, underwriting and collateral valuation
  • Oil & gas loan documentation
  • Credit agreement covenants, including production reporting-audit capability, maintenance of leases, maintenance of properties to industry standards, hedging and gas imbalances
  • Lender diligence on oil & gas leaseholds, operating and non-operating working interests, overriding royalty interests, and landowner or non-participating royalty interest
  • Land title issues, including the engagement of landmen to search courthouse records and Secretary of State records to bring title forward to present and search for existing liens
  • Conducting a site visit to the borrower’s land department
  • Reviewing oil & gas leases, farmout agreements, joint operating agreements, purchase agreements and other material contracts
  • Environmental issues, including Phase 1 environmental assessments and hydraulic fracturing
  • Other oil & gas financing structures, including volumetric production payments, master limited partnerships, bonds, private equity investment, and joint ventures
  • Regulatory compliance and reserve reviews
  • Agencies overseeing the oil & gas industry, including FERC, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Laws effecting oil & gas lending, including the Federal Power Act, the Natural Gas Act of 1938, the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968, the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979, the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, and the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act of 1979


All bank personnel involved in oil & gas lending, loan documentation and compliance will benefit from attending this program.


Robin Russell co-chairs Andrews Kurth’s national Financial Restructuring practice.  Andrews Kurth’s energy practice is consistently recognized among the best in the legal industry, with regular top rankings from Bloomberg, Thomson Financial, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, The American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard and Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report.

Robin frequently represents businesses in the energy industry in contract negotiations and represents creditors and asset purchasers in energy-related bankruptcy proceedings.  She is the author of the TBA’s best-selling Texas Secured Lending Guide, Texas Real Estate Loan Guide and Texas Problem Loan Guide.  Robin graduated cum laude from Baylor University School of Law and holds an LLM in Banking Law Studies from Boston University School of Law.

Credit Information

Institute of Certified Bankers: Visit http://www.icbmembers.org/login.aspx for instructions regarding self-reporting. Estimated credits: 2.5 hours CRCM/CLBB (self-reporting).


Live Webinar:

Member price: $265.00 | Non member price $530.00

On-Demand Webinar

Member price: $280.00 | Non member price $560.00


Online: Visit the CBA Webinar Catalog

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