Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Haywood WI Units, Ltd. v. B&S Dunagan Investments, Ltd., No. 13-15-00454-CV, 2017 WL 6379737 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi Dec. 14, 2017, pet. filed) (mem. op.) held that grantor reserved a present right […]

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. KCM Financial LLC v. Bradshaw examines the nature of the duty owed by the executive and the executive’s lessee to the non-executive in an oil and gas leasing transaction. Two deeds […]

Tuesday, December 8th, 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. Key Operating & Equip., Inc. v. Hegar held that a mineral lessee’s implied surface easement extends to the surface of the entire pooled unit regardless of which tract within the pooled […]

Tuesday, December 8th, 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. Unit Petroleum Co. v. David Pond Well Service, Inc., held that the owner of a wellbore leasehold had no right to designate a proration unit outside the wellbore. In 1984, the […]

Tuesday, September 8th, 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.   Aurora Petroleum, Inc. v. Newton, 287 S.W.3d 373 (Tex. App.—Amarillo, May 22, 2009, no pet.), held that the owner of executive rights has no duty to lease. Newton owned […]