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.   Moore v. Jet Stream Investments, Ltd., 261 S.W.3d 412 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2008, pet. denied) holds that failure to comply with regulations is not within a lease force majeure clause, […]

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.   Vortt Exploration Co., Inc. v. EOG Resources Inc., No. 11-07-00159-CV, 2009 WL 1522661 (Tex. App.—Eastland May 29, 2009, rule 53.7(f) motion granted) (mem. op.), held that two separate saving […]

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.   Red River Resources Inc. v. Wickford, Inc., 443 B.R. 74 (E.D. Tex. 2010) (mem. op.), held that a cessation of production caused by a severance order issued by 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.   On motion for reconsideration, EnerQuest EnerQuest Oil & Gas, LLC v. Plains Exploration & Prod. Co., No. SA-12-CV-542-DAE, 2014 WL 1652599 (W.D. Tex. Apr. 24, 2014) again reviewed whether […]

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.   PEC Minerals LP v. Chevron USA Inc., 737 F. Supp. 2d 643 (E.D. Tex. 2010), held that production anywhere on a lease continued the lease in force and effect […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Richard F. Brown   Bargsley v. Pryor Petroleum Corp., 196 S.W.3d 823 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2006, pet. denied), strictly construes a sixty-day clause limited to “drilling” and holds that other operations will not preserve the lease. The lease clause provided:   If, at the expiration of the primary term of this lease, oil or gas is […]

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.   Cole v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. , 331 S.W.3d 30 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2010, pet. denied), held that the surface lease for the site of a water injection plant terminated for […]