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 […]

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.   Cmty. Bank of Raymore v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., 416 S.W.3d 750 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2013, no pet.) construes the operation and relationship of the habendum clause, continuous development clause, […]

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. In Pioneer Natural Res. USA, Inc. v. W.L. Ranch, Inc.1, the court considers the relationship between a partial release (“Pugh”) clause and a pooling clause in a lease and finds 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 significance to you.   Ridge Oil Co., Inc. v. Guinn Investments, Inc., No. 02-0599, 2004 WL 1966096 (Tex. Sept. 3, 2004), is an important case on the temporary cessation of production (“TCOP”) doctrine, […]

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.   Glenn v. Lucas, 376 S.W.3d 268 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2012, no pet.) held that a vendor perfected title under a judgment foreclosing a vendor’s lien, even though there was no […]

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.   Philipello v. Nelson Family Farming Trust, 349 S.W.3d 692 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2011, pet. denied), held that an outstanding mineral interest did not proportionally reduce the 1/8 royalty reserved […]

Monday, August 31st, 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.   Bowers v. Taylor, No. 01-05-00667-CV, 2007 WL 1299440 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist] 2007, no pet.), holds that the terms of a mineral deed convey a presently vested interest in […]