Oil Gas Energy

Look at this Absolute Unit: Oklahoma Courts Tackle Cross-Unit Commencement Issues

Posted by Stephanie Moser Goins on August 25, 2020


Until recently, Oklahoma courts have not addressed the issue of whether a multiunit horizontal well that is commenced off-unit can perpetuate a lease on the adjacent unit into its secondary term, if the lateral for the well fails to penetrate the unit in which the leased premises was located until after the primary term of the lease has expired.

McGirt Implications for the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by Stephanie Moser Goins on July 15, 2020

Don’t Panic: The Implications of McGirt v. Oklahoma for the Oil and Gas Industry in Oklahoma

by Stephanie Moser Goins[1]

Railroad Commission of Texas - Seismic Review Process for Operators

Posted by Ball Morse Lowe on April 13, 2020

On March 26, 2020, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded in West Texas. Centered approximately 27 miles from the city of Mentone, the activity was located about 3 miles deep, was felt as far as El Paso, and is now the largest recorded earthquake in West Texas. The Mentone area recorded an additional 5 smaller earthquakes in the 4 days prior to the 5.0 being felt. As of the date of this writing, the West Texas area recorded 10 earthquakes over the past week and 28 over the last 30 days, all registering between four to eight (4 to 8) km deep.1