Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Endeavor Natural Gas, L.P. v. Magnum Hunter Production, Inc. No. 13-06-352-CV, 2007 WL 4340870 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi, December 13, 2007 no pet.), construes an assignment and holds that severance […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
CASE NOTE Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   SubISSI Holdings, L.P. v. Hilcorp Energy I, L.P., No. 04-07-00674-CV, 2008 WL 2515698 (Tex. App.-San Antonio June 25, 2008, no pet.), holds that tendering an assignment and […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Retamco Operating, Inc. v. Republic Drilling Co., 278 S.W.3d 333 (Tex. 2009) examines whether a Texas court has personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant accused of acquiring oil and […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   ERG Resources, LLC v. Merlon Texas, Inc., No. 01-08-01007-CV, 2009 WL 3491049 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Oct. 29, 2009, no pet.) (mem. op.), held that an assignment conveying the […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Tawes v. Barnes, 340 S.W.3d 419 (Tex. 2011) held that a lessor of lands included within a Joint Operating Agreement (“JOA”) had no right to sue under the JOA, […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
CASE NOTE Richard F. Brown   Stewman Ranch, Inc. v. Double M. Ranch, Ltd., 192 S.W.3d 808 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2006, pet. denied), construed a deed reservation to determine whether it reserved one-half of the royalty in “the described lands,” or only one-half of the royalty grantors then owned. Grantors did not own 100% of the […]

Monday, August 31st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Long v. RIM Operating, Inc. held a blackout provision in a JOA to be enforceable. Article VI.B.2. of the 1982 American Association of Petroleum Landmen Model Form Operating Agreement […]