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.   Petroleum Synergy Group, Inc. v. Occidental Permian, Ltd. 331 S.W.3d 14 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 2010, pet. denied), provides an analysis of the implied covenant to protect against drainage of the […]

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.   Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. v. Healey, L.P., No. 12-11-00236-CV, 2013 WL 1282007 (Tex. App.—Tyler Mar. 28, 2013, pet. denied) (mem. op.),  held that an oil and gas lease […]

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 Hitzelberger v. Samedan Oil Corp. 948 S.W.2d 497 (Tex. App. – Waco 1997, writ denied, motion for rehearing pending), the court finds that an oil and gas lease […]

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. The Texas Supreme Court issued a very important opinion in Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America v. Pool.1 After a lease termination by cessation of production, a lessee can reacquire ownership […]

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 the case of Grinnell v. Munson1, the court considers the evidence required to show lease termination when the habendum clause provides that the term is for so long as there […]

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 […]