Tuesday, August 7th, 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. Apache Deepwater, LLC v. Double Eagle Development, LLC, No. 08-16-00038-CV, 2017 WL 3614298 (Tex. App.—El Paso Aug. 23, 2017, pet. filed) construed a retained acreage clause to operate as of the […]

Tuesday, August 7th, 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. Hardin-Simmons Univ. v. Hunt Cimarron Ltd. P’ship, No. 07-15-00303-CV, 2017 WL 3197920 (Tex. App.—Amarillo July 25, 2017, pet. filed) (mem. op.) held that the reworking clause of a lease extended the […]

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.   Cox v. Stowers, 786 S.W.2d 102 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 1990, no writ), involved a dispute over the proper interpretation of the term “reworking operations” within a 60-day continuous operations clause […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Richard F. Brown   Bargsley v. Pryor Petroleum Corp., 196 S.W.3d 823 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2006, pet. denied), strictly construes a sixty-day clause limited to “drilling” and holds that other operations will not preserve the lease. The lease clause provided:   If, at the expiration of the primary term of this lease, oil or gas is […]

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.   Cmty. Bank of Raymore v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., 416 S.W.3d 750 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2013, no pet.) construes the operation and relationship of the habendum clause, continuous development clause, […]