In the latest episode of KRCL’s energy law podcast, litigation partner Tom Ciarlone sits down with Brett Podkanowicz, in-house counsel for land and legal at Encore Permian in Midland, Texas.
In the second episode of Oil and Gas Law: In 5 Five Minutes or Less, KRCL’s new video series covering key legal developments for energy industry professionals, Tom Ciarlone examines a recent Texas Supreme Court decision on interpreting mineral leases and other oil-and-gas contracts.
Oil and Gas Law: In Five Minutes or Less is a new video series from KRCL’s Energy and Transportation Practice Group, covering important developments out of courts in Texas that are mission critical to industry professionals.
Thomas Ciarlone, Co-Chair of the firm’s Energy and Transportation Practice Group, was recently interviewed by The Crude Life podcast about the many pitfalls lying at the intersection of COVID-19, the energy industry, and Texas law.
U.S. immigration law remains dynamic and ever changing especially with the impact of COVID-19, Congressional gridlock and the political differences in advance of the upcoming election. This article highlights issues that will affect employers and their businesses. 1. Travel to the U.S. It is important to review the traveler’s U.S. immigration status, travel itinerary and […]
COVID-19 raises a number of serious issues for operators and other industry participants in the oil patch, including compliance with continuous drilling obligations, shut-in royalty clauses, cessation of production, and production in paying quantities. Please watch this short video segment to learn more.
On Monday night and Tuesday morning, respectively, Galveston County and Harris County issued stay-at-home orders. As we discussed in our prior blog covering Louisiana’s statewide order, Galveston County has expressly incorporated the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) guidelines for essential workers, which generally exempts the energy industry from its order. So energy work will […]
As of press time, 11 statewide stay-at-home orders are in effect, with Louisiana being the first state with significant upstream, midstream, and downstream capabilities to be locked down. Louisiana’s order is effective now through April 12. Oil and gas work is generally exempted as “essential” work through the order’s incorporation by reference of the Cybersecurity […]
Since the Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act or “CWA”) inception in 1972, a key issue has been: Which waters of the United States (“WOTUS”) are regulated under the CWA and which are left to the states to regulate. The answer to this question definition of WOTUS touches everything from farming to homebuilding, mining, […]
In the latest episode of our energy law podcast, we discuss recent guidance from the Texas Supreme Court on interpreting oil-and-gas contracts; cross-jurisdictional differences surrounding the rule of capture and subsurface mineral trespass; and troubling class action developments for operators and other industry participants.