Tuesday, July 17th, 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. BP America Production Company v. Laddex, Ltd., 513 S.W.3d 476 (Tex. 2017), held that the trial court erred in submitting a jury charge question that limited the jury’s consideration to a […]

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.   PNP Petroleum I, LP v. Taylor  held that a well did not have to be capable of producing for a shut-in royalty payment to preserve the lease.  In June […]

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.   Evans v. Gulf Oil Corp., No. 13-91-008-CV (Tex. App.–Corpus Christi, May 28, 1992, n.w.h.), provides an excellent summary of Texas law relating to determinations of production in paying […]

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.   Atkinson Gas Co. v. Albrecht, 878 S.W.2d 236 (Tex. App.–Corpus Christi 1994 writ den.) Involves a lease that terminated for failure to produce in paying quantities and the lessee’s […]

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.   Tana Oil and Gas Corp. v. Cernosek, 188 S.W.3d 354 (Tex. App.—Austin 2006, pet. denied), is a class action royalty accounting case on processed gas brought by lessors against […]

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.   AFE Oil and Gas, L.L.C. v. Armentrout, No. 2-07-100-CV, 2008 WL 623980 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth March 6, 2008, pet. denied) (Memorandum opinion), holds that a Barnett Shale gas well […]