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What Are Sliding-Scale Royalties?

USA - June 14 2017 Most leases on federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) have flat royalties of 12.5 (evidenced by the use of the standard...


Top Leases: Assessing (and Avoiding) the Risks of Novation

USA - August 29 2016 You only have three more months on the primary term of an oil and gas lease that was issued nearly five years ago with a 16th royalty. A drilling...


Beyond six feet under: mineral ownership and development issues involving cemeteries

USA - October 13 2014 Recent news coverage has spurred discussion on the rights that burial plot owners have in cemeteries and whether or not drilling for oil and gas...