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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Richard F. Brown  Cartwright v. Cologne Prod. Co., 182 S.W.3d 438 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2006, pet. denied), holds that post-production costs are deductible proportionately from the royalty interest under the lease and division order in question. The lessee, Cologne, ran the gas produced from the lease through gathering lines, treatment facilities and compressors, all located […]

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 owned […]

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. Parker v. MSB Energy, Inc. (In re  MSB  Energy,  Inc.),  438  B.R.  571  (Bankr.  S.D. Tex. 2010), held that because there was no “available pipeline” for the lessee to transport gas […]

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 cases may be of significance to you.   In Delhi Gas Pipeline Corp. v. Dixon, 737 S.W.2d 96 (Tex. App.–Eastland 1987, no writ), the court upheld the right of the lessee to make […]

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.  Virginia Power Energy Marketing, Inc. v. Apache Corp., 297 S.W.3d 397 (Tex. App.— Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, pet. denied), holds that a “reasonable efforts” contract provision does not trump a force […]

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.  Red River Resources Inc. v. Wickford, Inc., 443 B.R. 74 (E.D. Tex. 2010) (mem. op.), held that a cessation of production caused by a severance order issued by the Texas […]

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.   Potts v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. held that the net-back method should be used to determine market value at the point of sale when there are no comparable sales made […]