George Bibikos

George Bibikos

K&L Gates LLP

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Avoiding “Gotcha” Moments: Excusing Non-Production to Address Mechanical Issues Under the Temporary Cessation of Production...

In Landover Production Company, LLC v. Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P., et al., the Texas Court of Appeals re-affirmed the application of the implied, “temporary cessation of production doctrine” to prevent an oil and gas...more

11/20/2014 - Appeals Contracts Clause Mineral Leases Oil & Gas

Should You Pay for Something You’re Not Getting? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Will Take Up Shedden v. Anadarko E&P Company, L.P.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider whether an oil and gas lessee’s refusal to pay a “bonus” on acreage that the lease supposedly conveyed to it, but that the lessor did not own at the time of leasing and had not...more

8/27/2014 - After-Acquired Evidence Appeals Ground Leases Mineral Leases Oil & Gas

CO2 Separation Anxiety—Is the cost of separating CO2 from casinghead gas a “production” or “post-production” cost for purposes of...

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Texas concluded that the cost of removing carbon dioxide (“CO2”) from casinghead gas after completing enhanced oil recovery operations is a “post-production” cost, thus clarifying...more

8/8/2014 - Carbon Emissions Commercial Leases Leases Mineral Leases Oil & Gas Royalties

“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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