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
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion.  You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Petroleum Synergy Group, Inc. v. Occidental Permian, Ltd. 331 S.W.3d 14 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 2010, pet. denied), provides an analysis of the implied covenant to protect against drainage of 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 case may be of significance to you.   Texas Oil & Gas Corporation v. Hagen, S.W.2d , 31 Tex. S. Ct. J. 140 (December 19, 1987). Hagen owns royalty in gas units largely […]

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 case may be of significance to you.   Cabot Corporation v. Brown, S.W.2d , 31 Tex. S. Ct. J. 116 (Text Dec. 9, 1987). Brown, as lessor and royalty owner, sued Cabot, as lessee […]

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 some significance to you.   Mandell v. Hamman Oil Refining Co., S.W.2d (Tex. Civ. App–Houston 1991, ), is another take-or-pay case in which the royalty owner Mandell sought to recover a portion 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.   HECI Exploration Co. v. Neel, 982 S.W.2d 881 (Tex. 1998), is probably the most significant oil and gas case for oil and gas royalty owners in the past decade. […]

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.   Coastal Oil & Gas Corp. v. Garza Energy Trust, 268 S.W.3d 1 (Tex. 2008), holds that damages for drainage by hydraulic fracturing are precluded by the rule of capture, […]