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Wash-out of overriding royalty interests

June 26 2014 How can an operator maximize its profit from a well that is burdened by multiple overriding royalty interests, which reduce the operator's net…

Under Ohio law, do oil and gas brokers need a real estate broker’s license?

June 20 2014 In Wellington Res. Group LLC v. Beck Energy Corp., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134838, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio considered…

Protection of operators under Joint Operating Agreements

June 20 2014 On February 14, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas - Houston Division, followed the expansive protections granted to…

Fractional royalty and fraction of royalty – Graham v. Prochaska

June 20 2014 A long-standing source of litigation has been whether a reserved royalty is a fixed or fractional royalty. The Fourth District Court of Appeals, San…

Self-executing operation of 1989 DMA affirmed

July 8 2014 The Court of Appeals of Ohio, Seventh Appellate District, Jefferson County, Ohio, in the companion cases of Swartz v. Householder and Shannon v…

Operators may use the surface on a tract to produce oil and gas from another tract in the pooled unit

July 30 2014 The Texas Supreme Court in Key Operating & Equipment v. Hegar, No. 13-0156, 2014 Tex. LEXIS 504 (Tex. June 20, 2014) concluded that a lessee in a…

Self-executing operation of 1989 DMA affirmed

July 8 2014 The Court of Appeals of Ohio, Seventh Appellate District, Jefferson County, Ohio, in the companion cases of Swartz v. Householder and Shannon v…

Wash-out of overriding royalty interests

June 26 2014 How can an operator maximize its profit from a well that is burdened by multiple overriding royalty interests, which reduce the operator's net…

Allocation of production – Springer Ranch v. Jones

June 20 2014 In Springer Ranch v. Jones, No. 04-12-00554-CV, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 15370 (Dec. 20, 2013), the San Antonio Court of Appeals addressed issues…

Ohio Appellate Court holds that anti-assignment clauses in oil and gas leases are enforceable if “clear and unambiguous”

June 20 2014 On November 18, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fourth Appellate District, decided an appeal over an anti-assignment clause involving three…