Oil & Gas E-Report

Oil & Gas E-Report

Inside the Latest Issue:

  • Fifth Circuit: Pipeline Trespass Exposes Pipeline Operator to Claim for Profit Disgorgement under Louisiana Civil Code Article 486
  • Unleased Owner Was Not Entitled to Penalties Under Louisiana’s Well Costs Reporting Statute Because that Owner Did Not Comply with Notice Requirements in Statute
  • Louisiana Federal Court Rejects Expert Testimony Projecting Lost Revenue for Non-Producing Oil and Gas Well
  • After Second Removal to Federal Court, Coastal Land Loss Suit is Remanded Again to a Louisiana State Court
  • Court of Appeals Reaffirms Application of Statute of Limitations to Lease Expi-ration Claims (and a Good Deal More)
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms District Court’s Dismissal of Homeowners’ Lawsuit Against Operators of Wastewater Disposal Wells (with Associated Hydraulic Fracturing Operations) Seeking Recovery for the Increased Costs of Obtaining and Maintaining Earthquake Insurance as the Alleged Result of the Operators’ Operations. Court Further Declines to Certify Question to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
  • Defendant Acquired Ownership of Oil-and-Gas Leasehold Interest by Adverse Possession
  • Researchers Conclude that Hydraulic Fracturing has Probably Induced Earthquakes in Permian Basin
  • Monarch v. Badlands: Colorado Bankruptcy Court Finds Midstream Agreements Run with the Land Under Utah Law
  • California Announces New Initiatives to Regulate Oil & Gas Activities
  • GAO Finds Opportunities to Improve BOEM’s Offshore Leasing

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The Oil & Gas E-Report is a quarterly newsletter that began in 2018. It contains articles of current interest to oil and gas practitioners and is assembled by a geographically diverse group of editors from private practice, in-house, and academia. This e-publication is the successor to IEL’s print publication, the Oil and Gas Reporter, which was published from 1952-2017.

Editorial Board

IEL E-Communications Committee Chair

  • Steven P. Otillar, White & Case LLP


  • Keith B. Hall, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center


  • Kevin C. Abbott, Reed Smith LLP
  • Michael B. Bennett, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Bradford Berge, Holland & Hart LLP
  • Mark D. Christiansen, Edinger Leonard & Blakley PLLC
  • Earl DeBrine, Jr., Modrall Sperling
  • Sharon O. Flanery, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Jana Grauberger, Liskow & Lewis
  • Aimee W. Hebert, Kelly Hart & Pitre
  • John T. Kalmbach, Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway
  • Kenneth Klemm, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Michael P. Lennon, Jr., Mayer Brown LLP
  • Daniel M. McClure, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • John W. Morrison, Crowley Fleck PLLP
  • Jennifer Walter Mosley, Chevron
  • Barclay Nicholson, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Scott A. O’Connor, Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC
  • Patrick S. Ottinger, Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C.
  • Joseph K. Reinhart, Babst Calland
  • Bruce F. Rudoy, Babst Calland
  • Gregory D. Russell, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • Frédéric (Freddy) Sourgens, Washburn University School of Law
  • Michael K. Vennum, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Please forward any comments, submissions, or suggestions to any of the IEL’s Associate Director, 
Vickie Adams at vadams@cailaw.org.