Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Armour Pipe Line Co. v. Sandel Energy, Inc., No. 14-16-00490-CV, 2018 WL 1546697 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 28, 2018, pet. filed) held that a foreign entity that forfeited its certificate […]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP v. Texas Crude Energy, LLC, 516 S.W.3d 638 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2017, pet. granted) (Post-production costs on overriding royalty), held that when an ORRI […]

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. v. Hyder, No. 03-14-00257-CV, 2015 WL 9583873 (Tex. App.—Austin Dec. 29, 2015, pet. filed) (mem. op.) held that an overriding royalty was free of all post-production costs. The […]

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. ROCA Resource Company, Inc. v. Devon Energy Production Company, L.P., No. 4:14-CV-085-DAE, 2015 WL 4479118 (W.D. Tex. July 22, 2015), held that breach of the terms of an assignment of overriding […]

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.   Stroud Prod., L.L.C. v. Hosford, 405 S.W.3d 794 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2013, pet. denied) held that a lessee could intentionally washout an overriding royalty interest by allowing 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.   Wynne/Jackson Dev., L.P. v. PAC Capital Holdings, Ltd., No. 13-12-00449-CV, 2013 WL 2470898 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi June 6, 2013, pet. denied)(mem. op.), held that a conveyance of a non-participating […]