Tuesday, December 8th, 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. Hooks v. Samson Lone Star, Limited Partnership held that although reasonable diligence should lead to discovery of information in the records of the Texas Railroad Commission (“TRC”), fraudulent filings in the […]

Tuesday, December 8th, 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. Key Operating & Equip., Inc. v. Hegar held that a mineral lessee’s implied surface easement extends to the surface of the entire pooled unit regardless of which tract within the pooled […]

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.   In re EOG Res., Inc., No. 02-13-00440-CV, 2014 WL 580178 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Feb. 12, 2014, no pet.) held that Lessee’s geologic and seismic data was privileged trade secret […]

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.   Southeastern Pipeline Company, Inc. v. Tichacek, 997 S.W.2d 166 (Tex. 1999), examines a lessee’s obligations in regard to pooled properties. Lessee (Southeastern Pipe Line Company) held leases from mineral […]

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.   Hay v. Shell Oil Co., 986 S.W.2d 772 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 1999, pet. denied) is a decision denying the application of the discovery rule to oil and gas pooling […]

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.   Sabre Oil & Gas Corporation v. Gibson, 72 S.W.3d 812 (Tex. App.–Eastland 2002, pet. filed) construes the effect of the lease assignment clause on a pooling clause requiring all […]

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. In Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc. v. W.L. Ranch, Inc.1, the court considers the relationship between a partial release (“Pugh”) clause and a pooling clause in a lease and finds the […]