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.   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.   Anadarko Petroleum Corp. v. Thompson, 2002 WL 1432330 (Tex. 2002), holds that a well capable of production will sustain the lease without additional drilling or reworking operations, even if […]

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. Parker v. MSB Energy, Inc. (In re  MSB  Energy,  Inc.),  438  B.R.  571  (Bankr.  S.D. Tex. 2010), held that because there was no “available pipeline” for the lessee to transport gas […]

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.   Hydrocarbon Mgt. v. Tracker Exploration, 861 S.W.2d 427 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 1993 no writ) analyzes whether three savings clauses in a lease are sufficient to preserve the lease on 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.   Red River Resources Inc. v. Wickford, Inc., 443 B.R. 74 (E.D. Tex. 2010) (mem. op.), held that a cessation of production caused by a severance order issued by the […]