Tuesday, August 7th, 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. Apache Deepwater, LLC v. Double Eagle Development, LLC, No. 08-16-00038-CV, 2017 WL 3614298 (Tex. App.—El Paso Aug. 23, 2017, pet. filed) construed a retained acreage clause to operate as of the […]

Tuesday, August 7th, 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. Hardin-Simmons Univ. v. Hunt Cimarron Ltd. P’ship, No. 07-15-00303-CV, 2017 WL 3197920 (Tex. App.—Amarillo July 25, 2017, pet. filed) (mem. op.) held that the reworking clause of a lease extended the […]

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. Albert v. Dunlap Exploration, Inc. held that a horizontal Pugh clause in a lease did not apply to gas wells drilled on a pooled unit pooled as to all depths and […]

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.   ConocoPhillips Co. v. Ramirez, No. 04-05-00488-CV, 2006 WL 1748584 (Tex. App.San Antonio Jun. 28, 2006, no pet.), distinguishes between statewide rules and field rules in the context of construing […]

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.   El Paso Production Oil & Gas  v.  Texas  State  Bank,  No. 04-05-00673-CV,  2007 WL 752209 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2007, pet. denied), refuses to imply a horizontal severance into a […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 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.   Cmty. Bank of Raymore v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., 416 S.W.3d 750 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2013, no pet.) construes the operation and relationship of the habendum clause, continuous development clause, […]