Odds are your newly acquired Texas oil and gas lease has a Pugh clause that reads something like: “this lease will be held to be limited to the strata or stratum from which the production of oil or gas is obtained.”   Not to worry, the well on the lease has been producing from that

The past few years have seen some very visible and well publicized protests of pipelines, like the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.  In one of these protests, demonstrators in North Dakota chained themselves to construction equipment and pitched tents along the pipeline route.  The intent of these actions was obvious—to physically disrupt and delay

The federal Fifth Circuit recently signaled its continued skepticism of permitting class certification for royalty owners.  In Seeligson v. Devon Energy Production Company, L.P., No. 17-10320, 2018 WL 5045671 (5th Cir. Oct. 16, 2018), a group of royalty owners in the Barnett Shale in Texas alleged that Devon Energy Production Company, L.P. breached its

In Louisiana, an instrument involving immovable property is effective as to third persons only from the time it is filed in the registry in the parish where the property is located. This is known as the Public Records Doctrine. Often parties desire to convey interest in oil and gas leases subject to the terms and