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Bureau of Land Management proposes significant revisions to gas venting and flaring rule
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2018

On February 22 2018 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed to rescind significant portions of the Waste Prevention Rule 2016, imposing limits


Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Guidance During Prosecution
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2017

Even though the USPTO has been using the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) for over 100 years, guidance by the Federal Circuit is still needed


Fifth District Holds CEQA Action Challenging Individual DOGGR Oil Well Permits Not Barred By Res Judicata Based On Prior Judgment Rendered On MootnessRipeness Grounds
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • June 5 2017

In a 38-page opinion filed May 4, and belatedly ordered published on May 25, 2017, the Fifth District Court of Appeal reversed a judgment dismissing a


Offsite Drilling: Lightning Oil v. Anadarko and Its Potential Impact on Offsite Surface Use in Horizontal Drilling
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2017

As the global commodity price rout continues, operators have become hypersensitive to increasing efficiencies in order to lower break-even prices


Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 22 November, 2016
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2016

Oil and gas industry trade associations sued to vacate new U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rules on venting


AER Signals Stringent Approach to Issuance of Reclamation Certificates
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 27 2016

In Decision 2016 ABAER 006, a hearing panel (the “Panel”) of the Alberta Energy Regulator (the “AER”) upheld an AER decision to refuse to issue a


Key Energy Disgorges $5 Million to Settle SEC Enforcement Action
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2016

In a SEC cease and desist order filed on August 11, Key Energy Services, Inc., a Houston-based provider of rig-based oil well services, agreed to


Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 48
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2016

We are pleased to bring you Volume 48 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, Colorado, and Kansas. As we explained in


BLM's Venting and Flaring Proposal
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • August 9 2016

On February 8, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") published its proposed rule concerning Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties


Is it a new day for Jones Act enforcement? Maybe. A practical look at coastwise concerns
  • DLA Piper
  • USA
  • August 9 2016

The Jones Act (46 U.S.C. 55102) provides that the transportation of merchandise between coastwise US points is prohibited unless performed by