Friday, September 4th, 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.   Dynegy Midstream Services, L.P. v. Apache Corp., 294 S.W.3d 164 (Tex. 2009), holds that for gas sold at the wellhead under common “percentage of proceeds” contracts, the gas processor […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 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. Williams Alaska Petroleum, Inc., 737 F.3d 966 (5th Cir. 2013) held that course of performance by the parties was part of a contract for 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.   Bowden v. Phillips Petroleum Co., 247 S.W.3d 690, (Tex. 2008), examines whether three subclasses of a class of oil and gas royalty owners were properly certified. The case is […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
CASE OF THE MONTH Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Texas Oil & Gas Corporation v. Hagen, S.W.2d , 31 Tex. S. Ct. J. 140 (December 19, 1987). Hagen owns royalty in gas units largely […]