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.   In Gavenda v. Strata Energy, Inc., 705 S.W.2d 690 (Tex. 1986), the Supreme Court refused to find division orders a bar to recovery of underpaid royalties. The case arose […]

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 significance to you.   Broughton Associates Joint Venture v. Boudreaux, 70 S.W.3d 324 (Tex. Civ. App. – Waco 2002, no pet.), is a case involving waiver of the covenant of warranty of title […]

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.   In Bachler v. Rosenthal, 798 S.W.2d 646 (Tex. App.–Austin 1990, writ denied), lessors brought suit against oil and gas lessees seeking the cancellation of a lease as a […]

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.   Krabbe v. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, 46 S.W.3d 308 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 2001, no pet. h.), is a lease termination case which analyzes the temporary cessation of production doctrine and applies […]

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.   Hayes v. E.T.S. Enterprises. Inc., 809 S.W.2d 652 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 1991, writ requested), is every land department’s worst nightmare. Pogo Producing Company released by mistake a lease it […]