Face Challenges Confidently

Monday, September 7th, 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.  Lee M. Bass, Inc. v. Shell Western E&P, Inc., 957 S.W.2d 159 (Tex. App. – San Antonio 1997) reviewed a lease clause that provided that Lessee would reimburse Lessor for […]

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.   BoMar Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Loyd, No. 10-08-00016-CV, 2009 WL 2136404 (Tex. App.— Waco Jul. 15, 2009) (mem. op.), modified on reh’g, 298 S.W.3d 832 (Tex. App.—Waco 2009, […]

Friday, September 4th, 2015
Richard F. Brown  Mieth v. Ranchquest, Inc., 177 S.W.3d 296, (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2005, no pet.), considers the proper measure of surface damages resulting from re-entry operations on an abandoned oil and gas well.  The surface was damaged by the discharge of saltwater and various drilling fluids and chemicals, and the Railroad Commission found […]

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.   Bomar Oil and Gas, Inc. v. Loyd, 381 S.W.3d 689 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2012, pet. denied) held an operator was collaterally estopped from disputing a landowner’s royalty interest because […]

Friday, September 4th, 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.   Amarillo Oil Company v. Energy-Agri Products,_Inc., S.W.2d (Tex. App.–Amarillo, 5/13/87). Amarillo Oil Company owned a prolific-gas well in Carson County which produced gas and no […]

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.  Mitchell Energy Corp. v. Samson Resources Co., 80 F.3d 976 (5th Cir. 1996) considers the duties owed by a unit operator which fails to pay unleased cotenants and which fails […]

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.   FPL Farming Ltd. v. Environmental Processing Systems, L.C., 351 S.W.3d 306 (Tex. 2011), FPL Farming Ltd. v. Envtl. Processing Sys., L.C., 383 S.W.3d 274 (Tex. App.—Beaumont  2012, pet. filed) […]