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 some significance to you.   In Vortt Exploration Company. Inc. v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc., 787 S.W.2d 942 (Tex. 1990), Chevron and Vortt both owned mineral rights in a tract of land. They negotiated […]

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 some significance to you.   Peko Oil USA v. Evans, 800 S.W.2d 572 (Tex. App.–Dallas 1990, writ den.), is another case in which the unsuccessful promoter of a deal sought to recover in quantum […]

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.   Lazy M Ranch, Ltd. v. TXI Operations, LP, 978 S.W.2d 678 (Tex. App.—Austin 1998, pet. denied) considers the consequences of unauthorized mineral exploration outside a permitted area. TXI and […]

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.   Fleet Oil & Gas, Ltd. v. EOG Resources, Inc.,  held that the attorney’s fee provision under a 1989 MFOA attached as an exhibit to a participation agreement did not […]

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.   XH, LLC v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., No. 12-12-00338-CV, 2014 WL 2505541 (Tex. App.—Tyler May 30, 2014, no pet.)(mem. op.), held that the parties’ express provision governing priority of interpretation […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Richard F. Brown   Trenolone v. Cook Exploration Company, 166 S.W.3d 495 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2005, no writ), examined the rights of the surface owner and the mineral lessee in an abandoned pipeline. In 1961, Cities Service acquired a pipeline right-of-way easement under what eventually became Trenolone’s residential neighborhood. The easement provided:   This right-of-way agreement […]

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.   Paradigm Oil, Inc. v. Retamco Operating Inc., 330 S.W.3d 342 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2010, pet. granted) (Fraud based on concealment of payout); Paradigm Oil, Inc. v. Retamco Operating, Inc., […]