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 […]