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.   Richmond v. Wells, 395 S.W.3d 262 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2012, pet. denied), held that the rights to ownership of the non-possessory interests of a lessor under an oil and gas […]

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.   XTO Energy Inc. v. Nikolai, 357 S.W.3d 47 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2011, pet. filed) held that the surface owner was estopped from challenging the original severance of the minerals […]

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.   ConocoPhillips Co. v. Incline Energy, Inc., 189 S.W. 3d 377 (Tex. App. – Tyler 2006, pet. denied) holds that Buyer under a gas purchase agreement was not required to […]

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. Ruiz v. Stewart Mineral Corp. , 202 S.W.3d 242, (Tex. App.—Tyler 2006, pet. denied) discusses the applicability of a declaratory judgment action to establish title by adverse possession and deed construction. […]

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.   Long v. RIM Operating, Inc. held a blackout provision in a JOA to be enforceable. Article VI.B.2. of the 1982 American Association of Petroleum Landmen Model Form Operating Agreement […]