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. Roland Oil Co. v. R.R. Com’n of Texas held that an operator did not establish a good faith claim to a continuing right to operate a lease under the rules of […]

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.   Cole v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. , 331 S.W.3d 30 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2010, pet. denied), held that the surface lease for the site of a water injection plant terminated for […]

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.   Aurora Petroleum, Inc. v. Cholla Petroleum, Inc., , No. 07-10-0035-CV, 2011 WL 652843 (Tex. App.—Amarillo Feb. 23, 2011, no pet.) (mem. op.) held a farmout agreement to […]

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.   Freeman v. Samedan Oil Corporation, 2000 WL 33279603 (Tex. App.–Tyler 2001, no pet.), holds that a common lease pooling clause may not be extended or construed to include the […]

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 […]