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After giving his presentation, Prices Go Up, Prices Go Down: The Effect of Volatile Market Conditions on a Production in “Paying Quantities” Analysis, at the 69th Institute on Mineral Law at Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Pat Ottinger was awarded the LSU Mineral Law Institute Distinguished Service Award. The award was created in 2014 to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their service to the Mineral Law Institute or mineral law education. The award is not given every year, but instead is only granted when the Institute’s Advisory Council determines that a particular individual’s service should merit such recognition. Ottinger has been an adjunct professor at LSU Law since 1996, teaching the Mineral Rights course as well as the Oil and Gas Seminar, “Anatomy of an Oil and Gas Transaction.” Mineral Law Institute Director Keith Hall presented the award to Ottinger, going on to say, “No practicing lawyer has contributed more to mineral law education in Louisiana than Pat Ottinger. He has authored two chapters in a treatise on Louisiana oil and gas law, in addition to his own treatise on oil and gas leases, a casebook on Louisiana oil and gas law, several scholarly papers for the Mineral Law Institute, several articles for the Louisiana Law Review, and multiple articles for LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources. He served for more than a decade on the Mineral Law Institute’s Advisory Council, including several years as Chairman. He also taught Mineral Rights as an adjunct professor for more than a decade. He did all this while also being one of the most prominent oil and gas practitioners in Louisiana. It is an amazing feat, and one for which the oil and gas community is very grateful.”