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.   BP America Production Company v. Red Deer Resources, LLC  held that a top lessee’s judgment terminating the base lease could be superseded on appeal by posting a $25,000.00 bond. […]

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.   Fain Family First Ltd. P’ship v. EOG Res., Inc., No. 02-12-00081-CV, 2013 WL 1668281 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Apr. 18, 2013, no pet.) held that a well is not capable […]

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.   Marifarms Oil &Gas. Inc. v. Westhoff, 802 S.W.2d 123 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth 1991, no writ), involved a producing lease with one gas well which ceased production for 84 […]

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 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 […]

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.   Chesapeake Exploration Ltd. Partnership v. Corine Inc., No. 10-06-00265-CV, 2007 WL 2447293 (Tex. App.—Waco Aug. 29, 2007, no pet.), construed a shut-in royalty clause to determine whether the point […]