Welcome to part two of the hair-splitting decision in Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. v. Hyder. See our prior post about the basic facts....more
Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. v. Hyder is another hair-splitting Texas decision about “cost-free royalties”.
How is a producer to deal with a demanding and formidable lessor’s insistence on stringent surface protection? How about demands from environmental groups and government entities?...more
All legislation is not good legislation. The good news is that some of it fails. Such is the case with H.B. 2590 passed by the 2013 Texas legislature but vetoed by the Governor. We mention it because it will be back in the...more
The regular session of the 2013 Texas Legislature is over and now it’s time to assess the damage. ...more
Valid Description? We don’t need no valid stinking description!
Actually, in May v. Buck, a Texas Court of Appeals says you do. The need for a sufficient property description in a oil and gas transaction seems like an...more
Texas’s proposed Oil and Gas Majority Rights Protection Act(House Bill 100) has many detractors whose reasons are intense and varied. Here are some of them...more