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 […]

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 […]

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.   Hayes v. E.T.S. Enterprises. Inc., 809 S.W.2d 652 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 1991, writ requested), is every land department’s worst nightmare. Pogo Producing Company released by mistake a lease it […]

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.   Atkinson Gas Co. v. Albrecht, 878 S.W.2d 236 (Tex. App.–Corpus Christi 1994 writ den.) Involves a lease that terminated for failure to produce in paying quantities and the lessee’s […]

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 […]