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What They're Saying About the EPA's Methane Rule
September 19, 2018
Choice of Law  Matters in an Oilfield Indemnity Suit
September 13, 2018
An Arbitration Ruling That's About More Than Arbitration
September 6, 2018
Texas Accomodation Doctrine Claim Repudiated
August 28, 2018
Anti-Washout Clause Defeated by the Rule Against Perpetuities
August 22, 2018
Attempt to Prove a Texas Partnership Fails
August 8, 2018
Texas Court Tells Plaintiffs How to Recover Title to Property
July 31, 2018
MSA Indemnity Denied Under the Louisiana Oilfield Indemnity Act
July 24, 2018
Original Louisiana Lessee Can't Escape Liability
July 17, 2018
Texas Supreme Court Decides Another Fixed-or-Floating Royalty Case
July 12, 2018
Louisiana Lender Not Liable for Lease Violations
July 3, 2018
Redefining the Offset Well Clause, Part 2
June 28, 2018
Texas Supreme Court Affirms Washout of a Back-in Interest
June 20, 2018
Texas Supreme Court Redefines an Offset Well Clause
June 13, 2018
Ask and You Shall (Not?) Receive: Retained Acreage Clauses and the Texas Supreme Court
June 6, 2018
Who is the "Payor"? Part Two
May 31, 2018
Big Damages in a Texas Trade Secret Case
May 23, 2018
Who is a "Payor" Under the Texas Natural Resources Code?
May 16, 2018
Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute Stalls Lessee's Counterclaim
May 11, 2018
Trespass by Fracking Recognized in Pennsylvania
May 1, 2018
Foreclosure Included the Minerals Because the Documents Say So
April 24, 2018
Foreclosure Included the Minerals Because the Documents Said So
April 24, 2018
Farmout Agreement Worked Over by the Court
April 17, 2018
NPRI Reservation Survives Rule Against Perpetuities
April 9, 2018
Fraud Claim Rejected for Unreasonable Reliance
March 27, 2018
An Indemnity Agreement Means What it Says
March 22, 2018
Lack of Proof Dooms Pugh Clause Defense
March 15, 2018
Mineral Title Examination - It's Not Easy  
March 8, 2018
There is Another Way to Report on Global Warming
March 1, 2018
Landman Defeated by the Statute of Frauds
February 21, 2018
Is the Allocation Well Debate About to Boil Over?
February 13, 2018
Trespass Plaintiff: First, Prove Your Ownership
February 6, 2018
Can Emails Establish an Easement in Texas?
January 23, 2018
Trump and the Oil Patch One Year In
January 16, 2018
An Oil and Gas Case to Expect From Louisiana, and Another From Texas
January 11, 2018
2017's Bad Guys in Energy
January 2, 2018
Opinions to Expect From the Texas Supreme Court
December 19, 2017
Mineral Conveyance Thwarted by a Spendthrift Provision
December 12, 2017
Ohio Takes a Position on Market-Value-at-the-Well Royalty Clauses*
December 4, 2017
A Twist in Oil Patch Arbitration
November 30, 2017
Searching for Oil … and a Sazerac
November 21, 2017
The Oil Patch, the Single Business Enterprise Doctrine, and Veterans Day
November 16, 2017
A Partition Deed Fails in Texas
November 9, 2017
Trespass But no Damages in a Texas Case
October 31, 2017
Oil, Gas and the Electronic Transactions Act
October 25, 2017
Oil and Gas in Texas: Some Law and a Little History
October 18, 2017
Lessons from a Liftboat Contract
October 10, 2017
What's New in the Methane Debate?
October 3, 2017
An "Appendage" Determines a Louisiana Royalty Dispute
September 27, 2017
Unit Operator Pays For a Problem of its Own Making
September 20, 2017
Informal Description Dooms Oil and Gas Leases
September 13, 2017
Harvey and Climate Change, and Consideration of a Retained Acreage Clause
September 6, 2017
Hurricane Harvey and Oil and Gas Operations - What To Do
August 30, 2017
A New Day for Louisiana Oil and Gas Lenders?
August 29, 2017
Texas Supreme Court Dabbles in Bankruptcy Law
August 23, 2017
Does Texas Have a New "Rule" in Conveyancing?
August 15, 2017
Seismic Expenses are Deductible for the Seismic Shooter
August 9, 2017
How Not to  Secure an Oil Well Lien in Louisiana
August 3, 2017
An Oil Patch Morality Play - Part 2
August 1, 2017
Pipeline Partnership Verdict Reversed
July 25, 2017
An Oil Patch Morality Play - Part 1
July 18, 2017
Another Oil Field Contamination Plaintiff Waits Too Long
July 11, 2017
Blame Game Fails Louisiana Casing Vendor
July 5, 2017
Section 232 and Oil Country Tubular Goods
June 28, 2017
Why Leaving the Paris Climate Accord Could Be a Good Thing
June 20, 2017
Texas Mineral Deeds Survive the Statute of Frauds
June 14, 2017
Limitations Runs on Nuisance Claims
June 6, 2017
Louisiana Forced Pooling - Timing is Important
May 31, 2017
Texas Subsurface Trespass Law Clarified
May 23, 2017
Texas Subsurface Trespass Law Clarified
May 23, 2017
Suit For Bad Frac Job Requires a Certificate of Merit
May 16, 2017
Oil Field Contamination Award Upheld
May 9, 2017
Did This "Deed" Convey Fee Simple or an Easement?
May 3, 2017
A Development in Earthquakes and Fracking
April 27, 2017
Hydrocarbons Win One and Lose One in Battles With Crawfish
April 17, 2017
Rejecting Midstream Agreements in Bankruptcy - the Journey Continues
April 11, 2017
Production-in-Paying-Quantities Analysis Confirmed
April 4, 2017
Was it a Mineral Deed or an Oil and Gas Lease?
March 28, 2017
Can Reworking a Saltwater Disposal Well Maintain a Lease?
March 22, 2017
The Parol Evidence Rule at Work in a Mineral Transaction
March 14, 2017
Does it Matter if a Deed Correction is Material?
March 7, 2017
Lessons in Administering a Master Service Agreement
February 28, 2017
Mineral Lease Prevails in Louisiana Royalty Dispute
February 21, 2017
Award for Nuisance From Gas Wells Squelched
February 14, 2017
Oil and Gas Arbitration - Did the Parties Get What They Bargained For?
February 8, 2017
What Price For a Louisiana Servitude?
February 1, 2017
Oil Industry Custom and the Model Form JOA: A Debate
January 24, 2017
It's Now Easier To Be a Common Carrier Pipeline in Texas
January 17, 2017
The Constructive Notice Doctrine in Action
January 10, 2017
2016 - A Bad Year For Bad Guys in Energy
January 4, 2017
Have You Reviewed Your Lease Maintenance Processes Lately?
December 28, 2016
TXO v. Vela Remembered in a Gas Royalty Case
December 19, 2016
Your Louisiana Override - Where Does it Come From?
December 14, 2016
Arbitration in Louisiana - Another Budding Romance?
December 6, 2016
The Rule Against Perpetuities is Alive and Enforceable in Oklahoma
November 30, 2016
Option Contract Ruling Reversed by Texas Supreme Court.
November 16, 2016
Operator - Don't Get Burned by Paying an Insolvent Contractor
November 8, 2016
What Your New President Will Do For or To You
November 1, 2016
Texas Courts Continue Their Romance With Arbitration
October 26, 2016
Louisiana Statutory Penalties Imposed on Operator
October 21, 2016