Oil & Gas E-Report

Oil & Gas E-Report

Inside the Latest Issue:

  • Kansas Appellate Court Rejects Argument by Royalty Owner Class that There Cannot be a Good Faith Sale of Gas Until After Gas is Prepared for Interstate Market
  • Purchaser of Oil from Operator that had, Unknown to Purchaser, Produced Oil While Trespassing Could Rely on Louisiana’s Good Faith Purchaser Defense
  • A Company’s Unasserted, Potential Claim for Reformation of a Mineral Deed, so as to Make the Deed Apply to Additional Tracts of Land, Could Not Defeat the Protection that Louisiana’s Public Records Doctrine Provided to Third Person who Purchased Interests in Those Tracts
  • Ohio Developments
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Affirms Trial Court Denial of Temporary Injunction in Surface Damages Act Proceedings; Temporary Injunction is Dissolved; and Case Remanded for Further Proceedings
  • New Guidance for Pennsylvania Unconventional Natural Gas Operators Following Settlement Relating to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 78a
  • Mineral Owner Complained about Surface Owner Having Granted Lease to a Company that Constructed a Solar Facility which Occupied Most of the Surface; Because the Mineral Owner was not Actively Trying to Develop the Minerals, and had Never Attempted to do so, a Texas Appellate Court Holds that Mineral Owner’s Complaint was Premature
  • Texas Supreme Court Interprets “Continuous-development” Clause that Allowed Lessee which Completed Well Before End of Term to Carry Forward “unused days … in order to extend the next … term”
  • West Virginia Supreme Court Applies Recording Statute to Resolve Dispute as to Whether Top Lease or Amended Base Lease Would Prevail when Base Lease was Amended to Extend its Primary Term
  • West Virginia Oil and Gas Lease that was Silent on the Lessee’s Right to Pool or Unitize did not Grant Lessee an Implied Right to Pool or Unitize
  • FERC Proposes Changes to Price Index Reporting Policy

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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.