Monday, July 8th, 2019
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Dimock Operating Co. v. Sutherland Energy Co., LLC, No. 07-16-00230-CV, 2018 WL 2074643 (Tex. App.—Amarillo Apr. 24, 2018, pet. denied) (mem. op.) (Calculation of payout under FOA) held that land and […]

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. Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Barrow-Shaver Resources Co. Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Barrow–Shaver Res. Co., 516 S.W.3d 89 (Tex. App.—Tyler 2017, pet. filed) held that “express written consent” […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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.   North Central Oil Corporation v. The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company, 22 S.W.3d 572 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] pet. filed), construes an area of mutual interest agreement within a […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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.   EOG Resources, Inc. v. Killam Oil Co., LTD., 239 S.W.3d 293 (Tex. App.—San Antonio August 8, 2007, pet. denied), holds that the individual loss provision of a joint operating […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Richard F. Brown   Trenolone v. Cook Exploration Company, 166 S.W.3d 495 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2005, no writ), examined the rights of the surface owner and the mineral lessee in an abandoned pipeline. In 1961, Cities Service acquired a pipeline right-of-way easement under what eventually became Trenolone’s residential neighborhood. The easement provided:   This right-of-way agreement […]

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.   Eland Energy v. Rowden Oil & Gas, Inc., 914 S.W.2d 179 (Tex. App.–San Antonio, 1995, writ den.) involves a farmout under which the farmee was obligated to […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   ExxonMobil Corporation v. Valence Operating Company, 174 S.W.3d 303 (Tex. App.— Houston [1st Dist.] 2005, pet. filed), holds the operator liable for substantial damages for breach of the uniform maintenance of interest (“MOI”) provision of the parties’ joint operating agreement (“JOA”). The MOI provision was the typical  form  JOA  provision  found […]