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 […]

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Brammer Petroleum, Inc. v. Bagley Minerals, L.P. No. 06-15-00091-CV, 2016 WL 3212496 (Tex. App.—Texarkana June 8, 2016, no. pet.) (mem. op.) (Lease termination for cessation of production) held that a conflict […]

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.      Rippy Interests, LLC v. Nash held that operations commenced prior to the expiration of the primary term were sufficient to propel the lease past the expiration of the primary term […]

Friday, November 6th, 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. Utley v. Marathon Oil Co., 31 S.W.3d 274 (Tex. App.—Waco 2000, n.pet.h.), construes a continuous operations clause and a shut-in royalty clause in a lease termination case. Marathon commenced the drilling […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 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.   Veritas Energy v. Brayton Operating Corp., No. 13-06-061-CV, 2008 WL 384169 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi 2008, pet. filed), holds that marking the location of a proposed lease road will not preserve […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 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.   Marifarms Oil &Gas. Inc. v. Westhoff, 802 S.W.2d 123 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth 1991, no writ), involved a producing lease with one gas well which ceased production for 84 […]