George Bibikos

George Bibikos

K&L Gates LLP

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“2 Sign or Not 2 Sign:” Which Statute of Frauds Governs Oil & Gas Leases?

In a recent decision, the Pennsylvania Superior Court resolved an open question of state law regarding which one of two alternative statutes of frauds apply to oil and gas leases, in the process making clear that for an oil...more

7/16/2014 - Leases Mineral Leases Oil & Gas Signatures Statute of Frauds

“Houston, We May Have a Problem!” — Surface Owner Who Put up “Roadblock” to Oil Driller’s Use of Property to Service Wells in a...

The Texas Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling in the case of Key Operating Equipment Inc. v. Will Hegar and Loree Hegar could significantly impact the ability of oil and gas producers to gain access to wells that are part of...more

2/28/2014 - Mineral Leases Mineral Rights Minerals Oil & Gas

Preparing for the New Pennsylvania "Oil and Gas Lease Act"

Over recent months, the Pennsylvania General Assembly has increased its focus on issues surrounding royalty payments to landowners from oil and natural gas producers; and on June 30, the legislature sent to the Governor...more

7/4/2013 - Commercial Leases GMRA Land Owners Oil & Gas Reporting Requirements Royalties

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