Oil & Gas E-Report

Oil & Gas E-Report

Inside the Latest Issue:

  • Double the Trouble: Tax Sales of Duplicate Mineral Assessments in West Virginia
  • Texas Supreme Court Allows Producers Paying Royalties to Deduct Post-Production Costs
  • In Putative Class Action, Fifth Circuit holds that Texas Operators Must Seek Best Price Available in Calculating Royalties Under Proceeds Lease
  • Court of Appeals Reverses Order Certifying a Class of Royalty Owners Alleging the Underpayment or Non-Payment of Royalties on Natural Gas and its Constituents
  • Ohio Legislature amends Real Estate Licensing Statute to Exempt Landmen
  • Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Marketable Title Act
  • Saltwater Disposal Agreement that did not set a Maximum Length on the Agreement’s Term became a Month-to-Month Lease by Operation of Louisiana Law
  • Court holds that OCSLA regulation does not serve as basis for duty under general maritime law
  • Louisiana Third Circuit Affirms Trial Court’s Denial of Pipeline Company’s Attempt to use Eminent Domain to Acquire Right-of-Passage for Pipeline Maintenance
  • Colorado Supreme Court Rejects Activists’ Request for Rule Conditioning Drilling Permits on a Finding of No Adverse Impact

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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
  • Tim Brown, Anadarko
  • 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
  • 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.