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 some significance to you.   Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Long Trusts, 860 S.W.2d 439 (Tex. App.–Texarkana 1993, writ denied), considers the duty of the operator under a joint operating agreement to market the […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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.   Imco Oil & Gas Co. v. Mitch ell Energy Corp., 911 S.W.2d 916 (Tex. Civ. App.–Fort Worth, 1995, no writ) involves multiple operating agreements on the same […]

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.   Holloway v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 970 S.W.2d 641 (Tex. App.—Tyler 1998, no writ), reviews the duties owed by the operator to the nonoperator when the operator undertakes to market […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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.   Cross Timbers Oil Co. v. Exxon Corporation, d/b/a Exxon Co., U.S.A., 2000 Tex. App. LEXIS 2135 (Tex. App.—Amarillo, no pet. h.), construes the removal-of-operator provisions of 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.   Energen Resources MAQ, Inc. v. Dalbosco, 2000 Tex. App. LEXIS 4039 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.]), is an interesting case that relies upon custom and usage in the oil and […]

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.   Abraxas Petroleum Corp. v. John H. Hornburg, 2000 Tex. App. Lexis 1748 (Tex. App. —El Paso 2000, no pet. h.) construes the provisions of a joint operating agreement regarding appointment […]

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.   Cone v. Fagadau Energy Corp.1 is a lengthy opinion construing and applying the A.A.P.L. Form 610-1982 Model Form Operating Agreement (“JOA”) in a dispute between the operator Fagadau Energy […]