Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   Seagull Energy E & P, Inc. v. Eland Energy, Inc., 207 S.W.3d 342 (Tex. 2006), determines whether the sale of a non-operating working interest that is subject to an operating agreement releases the seller from its obligations to the operator under the operating agreement. Seagull as operator sued Eland as non-operator […]

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.   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, […]

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. Valence Operating Co. v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., 303 S.W. 3d 435 (Tex. App.- Texasrkana 2010, no pet.) holds that it is a question of fact as to whether nonconsent operations are […]

Monday, August 31st, 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.   Bonn Operating Co. v. Devon Energy Production, Co., 613 F.3d 532 (5th Cir. 2010) held that a notice of a proposed well under a Joint Operating Agreement […]

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 […]