The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in a case that has the potential to alter the landscape of the industry.
Earlier this week, in Seeligson v. Devon Energy Production Co. LP, the Fifth Circuit reversed a Texas federal court’s decision to certify a class of mineral lessors who had sued Devon Energy for the alleged underpayment of royalties. While at first blush this may sound like a victory for the industry, precisely the opposite is […]
Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC’s Energy Practice Group will be hosting a complimentary breakfast seminar on November 8, 2018, from 8:00–10:30 a.m. at the Hess Club in Houston, Texas. Gain knowledge and practice insights—on contract negotiation, corporate taxation, and high-stakes litigation—to meet the day’s challenges at the office.
In the latest episode of our energy law podcast, learn when an “offset well” is not an offset well, according to the Texas Supreme Court. Also, get up to speed on the latest installment in the ongoing “fixed”-versus-“floating” royalty saga that continues to confound courts and counsel across the Lone Star State.
In the latest episode of our energy law podcast, KRCL’s energy practice group leader, Tom Ciarlone, is joined by Blake Scott, President of Scott Energy Technologies. Blake explores cost-effective, risk-reducing, and often innovative strategies for solid drilling waste management and recycling.
The Texas Supreme Court and our Courts of Appeals have now been struggling for years with the elusive distinction between “fixed” and “floating” royalties. In application, the difference between the two can have drastic and—depending on your position in a mineral title dispute—potentially catastrophic consequences.
As I wrote in a recent blog post, oil-and-gas leases will often include an offset drilling clause. Such clauses stipulate that, if a well is drilled on a neighboring tract in proximity to the leasehold, the lessee generally has three options: drill an offset well to prevent drainage; release acreage, so the lessor can independently […]
The second quarter of the year has seen abundant activity at the intersection of the energy industry and the law. These are some of the highlights.
On July 19, 2018, from 8:00–10:30 a.m. at the Hess Club in Houston, Texas, KRCL’s Energy Practice Group will be hosting a complimentary breakfast seminar, Legal Developments at the Intersection of the Oil Patch and the New Administration.
It is one of those arcane principles discussed at length in textbooks that manifests itself in the real world far less frequently: the rule against perpetuities, the notion “that no interest within its scope is good unless it must vest, if at all, not later than twenty-one years after some life in being at the creation of the interest.” Hunt […]