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, November 7th, 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. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. v. Hyder, No. 03-14-00257-CV, 2015 WL 9583873 (Tex. App.—Austin Dec. 29, 2015, pet. filed) (mem. op.) held that an overriding royalty was free of all post-production costs. The […]

Monday, November 7th, 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. Garcia v. Genesis Crude Oil, L.P., 13-14-00727-CV, 2016 WL 1732436 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi Apr. 28, 2016, no. pet.) (mem. op.) (Payment satisfies Division Order Statute), held that payment of suspended royalties plus interest […]

Monday, November 7th, 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. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation v. TRO-X, L.P., No. 08-15-00158-CV, 2016 WL 1073046 (Tex. App.—El Paso Mar. 18, 2016, pet. filed) (Top leases) recognized a presumption that a lessor’s execution of a new lease terminated […]