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 some significance to you.   Evans v. Gulf Oil Corp., No. 13-91-008-CV (Tex. App.–Corpus Christi, May 28, 1992, n.w.h.), provides an excellent summary of Texas law relating to determinations of production in paying […]

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 […]

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.   Blackmon v. XTO Energy, Inc., 276 S.W.3d 600 (Tex. App.—Waco 2008, no pet.) examines the definition of “production in paying quantities” (“PPQ”) and determines the appropriate remedy for 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.   In Cambridge Production, Inc. v. Geodyne Nominee Corp., 292 S.W.3d 725 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2009, pet. denied) a top leasee sought the termination of the base oil and gas leases […]

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.   Exxon Corp. v. Miesch held that false statements made during lease renegotiations may support a cause of action for fraud or for negligent misrepresentation.  This case involved failed attempts […]