As long as the current economic conditions prevail and domestic oil production provides better opportunity for American interests, the acquisition and development of stateside mineral rights will predominate. An excellent and obvious example of this is the redoubled interest in the Permian Basin and the ramping up of activity in Midland-Odessa. As these plays continue […]
In the latest episode of our energy law podcast, Tom Ciarlone discusses the nation’s first legislative fracking ban and a lower bar for class certification in royalty underpayment actions, as well as multiple decisions out of the Texas Supreme Court that could spawn a wave of widespread mineral title disputes.
In this week’s episode of our energy law podcast, KRCL trial lawyer Tom Ciarlone discusses a variety of important new decisions covering issues ranging from the intersection of fraud with disclaimers of warranties of mineral title; to proper jury charges in cessation-of-production-in-paying-quantities cases; to key developments in federal fracking regulations and emerging bankruptcy law principles affecting the midstream sector.
Join oil-and-gas trial lawyer Tom Ciarlone as he gets you up to speed on critical new case law in the energy industry—listen to the latest episode of his podcast, Energy Law Round Up.
KRCL trial lawyer Tom Ciarlone discusses recent oil-and-gas news and developments in the latest episode of his podcast, www.energylawroundup.com.
Friday, February 24, 2017 Hess Club | 5430 Westheimer Road | Houston, TX 77056 Registration: 8:00 a.m. Program: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Complimentary breakfast and lunch. Parking is free. Our Houston litigators will speak on these top-of-mind topics: Procedures and pitfalls for post-incident investigations: the immediate aftermath and after the aftermath. Trade secret protection […]
January has been a busy month for courts in Texas and beyond in the oil-and-gas segment. In today’s post, we summarize several significant developments from the last thirty days that can be expected to have a lasting impact on E&Ps, pipeline companies, and other industry participants. Denbury v. Texas Rice Land Partners We begin with […]
I have written previously about the ongoing debate surrounding the causal role of hydrofracturing—”fracing” for short, as the industry spells it, without a “k”—in what critics have dubbed “man-made” seismic activity. The hot-button issue is front and center once again, as a perfect storm of mainstream media attention and high-profile litigation have brought renewed focus to the controversial practice. Last week, […]
In my October 12, 2016 blog posting, I discussed how C&S Energy Services, Ltd. v. McCoy demonstrated that courts in Texas will enforce non-competition agreements that are reasonably limited in scope and duration. A decision in a subsequent case, Cameron International Corp. v. Abbiss, pending in the Southern District of Texas (Atlas, J.) addresses the opposite […]
Trade secret and noncompetition lawsuits are common in the energy industry because non-public technology and the need to protect it can be important to an energy company’s success. One example of such a lawsuit is C&J Energy Services, Ltd. v. McCoy, filed in the Harris County District Court. The case was spurred by Keane Group’s hiring […]