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16Sep

U.S. Regulation of Cross-Border Transactions in the Oilfield Sector

International Trade

Companies considering business opportunities outside of the United States must be prepared to deal with a myriad of new laws and regulations. There may be foreign laws to contend with, of course, but there are also U.S. laws related to international trade that companies operating only domestically likely have never encountered. There are multiple U.S. government agencies that regulate the transfer of equipment, software, technology, and services from the United States to foreign countries through “export control” and sanctions regulations. These regulations cover shipments leaving the United States; shipments of certain U.S. origin goods amongst foreign countries; data transmissions from the U.S. to other countries; and the provision of services to or receipt of services from certain countries, organizations, and individuals. These regulations can even apply inside the U.S. when sharing certain information with foreign persons, including prospective business partners and investors, and they can also apply to any facilitation of foreign transactions by U.S. persons.

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9Sep

Severed Mineral Estates and Surface Use Disputes Part One: Extent of Implied Easement

Due perhaps to geologic serendipity, Texas has a long and extensive history of oil and gas exploration and production. Consequently, much of Texas’ lands have experienced severance of mineral from surface estate and resulting complications of concurrent occupancy by parties whose interests are not always fully aligned. In Texas, the owner of a severed mineral interest (and its mineral lessee) generally enjoy an implied right to enter upon the surface and to use the surface estate for the purpose of exploring, drilling, producing, transporting, and marketing the minerals. The Texas Supreme Court has described this implied right as “a well established doctrine from the earliest days of the common law.” The underlying rational is that a grant, lease, or reservation of minerals would be worthless if the grantee, reserver, or lessee did not have access to and use of the surface estate.

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1Aug

INTRODUCING PRODUCER’S EDGE Volume 1, Issue 2

McGinnis Lochridge’s Oil & Gas Newsletter: Producer’s Edge keeps clients informed about Texas oil and gas case law, regulatory updates, and insightful articles relevant to the oil and gas community. 

In this edition, we present several insightful articles, including an article covering the recent Barrow-Shaver opinion from the Texas Supreme Court involving the role of expert witness testimony in contract construction cases. You’ll also find an article surveying surface use disputes, an article discussing a recent drainage/offset case, and an article discussing acreage assignment issues at the Texas Railroad Commission. In addition, we have included a guest article from the International Trade and Transactions Practice Group, analyzing key legal factors when engaging in international oil and gas transactions. Finally, you’ll find a short summary of several recent Texas oil and gas cases, and a list of oil and gas cases pending before the Texas Supreme Court.

Download the second issue of Producer’s Edge here.

29Mar

Introducing the first edition of Producer’s Edge

McGinnis Lochridge’s Oil & Gas Newsletter: Producer’s Edge keeps clients informed about Texas oil and gas case law, regulatory updates, and insightful articles relevant to the oil and gas community. In this first edition, we highlight several recent Texas oil and gas cases. We also highlight Partner Donald D. Jackson, and his recent article, Can A Driller Trespass While Fracking On Its Own Lease? You’ll also find our article listing a brief summary of several oil and gas cases pending in front of the Texas Supreme Court.

Download the first issue of Producer’s Edge here.

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