Monday, November 7th, 2016
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 Corporation v. TRO-X, L.P., No. 08-15-00158-CV, 2016 WL 1073046 (Tex. App.—El Paso Mar. 18, 2016, pet. filed) (Top leases) recognized a presumption that a lessor’s execution of a new lease terminated […]

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Aycock v. Vantage Fort Worth Energy, LLC held that a recovery by unleased cotenants for payment of bonus after ratification of the lease must come from the lessor, not the lessee. […]

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. KCM Financial LLC v. Bradshaw examines the nature of the duty owed by the executive and the executive’s lessee to the non-executive in an oil and gas leasing transaction. Two deeds […]

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.      Rippy Interests, LLC v. Nash held that operations commenced prior to the expiration of the primary term were sufficient to propel the lease past the expiration of the primary term […]

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. Hooks v. Samson Lone Star, Limited Partnership held that although reasonable diligence should lead to discovery of information in the records of the Texas Railroad Commission (“TRC”), fraudulent filings in the […]