Oil & Gas E-Report

Oil & Gas E-Report

Inside the Latest Issue:

  • Texas Supreme Court Interprets the Scope of an Assignment of Overriding Royalty Interest
  • Ohio Courts Continue to Decide Royalty Cases
  • Daily Rate for Employee’s Work on Offshore Rigs Does Not Satisfy FLSA Exemptions Requiring Compensation on a “Salary Basis”
  • Louisiana Third Circuit Issues New Decision Involving Prescription and Breach of Contract in Oilfield “Legacy” Case
  • Texas Supreme Court Holds That Rule Against Perpetuities Rendered Invalid an ORRI That Would Have Arisen Under a New Lease by Virtue of Anti-Washout Clause
  • Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board Adopts Temporary Moratorium on Leasehold Maintenance and Grants Other Relief
  • Sage-Grouse Advocates Secure Cancellation of Federal Oil and Gas Leases
  • Federal District Court in Montana Enjoins Dredge or Fill Activities Under Nationwide Permit and Halts New Pipeline Projects
  • Montana Supreme Court Holds that Dinosaur Fossils are not “Minerals” for Purposes of Mineral Reservation in a Deed
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Holds that Federal Court Did Not Have Federal Question Jurisdiction to Hear Oakland’s Climate Lawsuit Against Oil Majors
  • Deans of Oil and Gas Practice Lecture: The Wide Range of Issues and Experiences Encountered in Oil and Gas Industry Litigation

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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

  • Eric C. Camp, Decker Jones, PC 


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


  • Kevin C. Abbott, Law Office of Kevin C. Abbott
  • 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 Deputy Director, Vickie Adams at vadams@cailaw.org.