Face Challenges Confidently

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.   EnerQuest Oil & Gas, LLC v. Plains Exploration & Prod. Co., 981 F.Supp.2d 575 (W.D. Tex. 2013) held that surface facilities are not necessary for a well to be […]

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.   Oakrock Exploration Co. v. Killam1 considers whether an offer to lease accepted by the landowner constituted an enforceable contract. Oakrock was attempting to lease a tract that was still […]

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.   Stroud Prod., L.L.C. v. Hosford, 405 S.W.3d 794 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2013, pet. denied) held that a lessee could intentionally washout an overriding royalty interest by allowing the […]

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 some significance to you.   Exploration Co. v. Vega Oil & Gas Co., 843 S.W. 2d 123 (Tex. App. –Houston [14th Dist.] 1992, writ den.), concerns the application of an overriding royalty to […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   Horizon Resources, Inc. v. Putnam, 976 S.W.2d 268 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 1998, n.w.h.) determines whether an overriding royalty payable to the Lessor and included in an attached addendum to a printed lease form is subject to the proportionate reduction clause found in the printed lease form. In the Putnam case, the […]

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 some significance to you.   In Pampell Interests. Inc. v. Wolle, No. 03-89-238-CV (Tex. App.–Austin, October 10, 1990, n.w.h.), the Court held that where an oil and gas lease requires the “lessee to […]

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.   SM Energy Co. v. Sutton, 376 S.W.3d 787 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2012, pet. filed) held that when a lease has a provision that relieves lessee of all obligations related […]