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 […]

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. Unit Petroleum Co. v. David Pond Well Service, Inc., held that the owner of a wellbore leasehold had no right to designate a proration unit outside the wellbore. In 1984, the […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
CASE OF THE MONTH Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the cases may be of significance to you.   In Delhi Gas Pipeline Corp. v. Dixon, 737 S.W.2d 96 (Tex. App.–Eastland 1987, no writ), the court upheld the right of the lessee to make […]

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.   Hernandez v. El Paso Production Co., No. 13-09-184-CV, 2011 WL 1442991 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi Apr. 14, 2011, no pet.) (mem. op.) held that grantors appearing to convey a one-sixteenth […]