Oil & Gas E-Report

Oil & Gas E-Report

Inside the Latest Issue:

  • Lessee Under Unrecorded Farm Lease in Louisiana Had No Tort Claim Against Mineral Lessee for Crop Damages
  • Recent Legislative Developments in Louisiana
  • Non-Operator Working Interest Owner was Liable to Operator for Proportionate Share of Costs to Plug and Abandon Well on the Outer Continental Shelf
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Finds No Subsurface Trespass in Context of Natural Gas Storage Operations
  • United States Supreme Court Defers Decision to Allow for Additional Briefing and Oral Arguments in Pending Challenge to Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on Whether Congress Ever “Disestablished” the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms District Court’s Finding of Trespass by Pipeline Owner Who Continued to Operate Pipeline After Expiration of its Limited Term Easement, but Reverses the Permanent Injunction Below Based Upon the Standard Applied in Granting the Injunction
  • Where a Consent-to-Assign Clause Did Not Provide a Standard for Refusing to Approve an Assignment, the Texas Supreme Court Refused to Read a Reasonableness Standard
  • Never Trust Your Cotenants – Ouster in West Virginia
  • Under Facts of Case, an Operator Could Not Use the Surface of a Tract in West Virginia to Support the Production of Minerals from Another Tract, Notwithstanding the Mineral Estate Owner’s Grant of Pooling Authority to Oil and Gas Lessee
  • Fifth Circuit: Class Arbitrability is a Gateway Issue Closed to Arbitral Decision by a Class Arbitration Bar
  • EPA Releases Draft Oil & Gas Wastewater Management Study

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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, 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 Associate Director, 
Vickie Adams at vadams@cailaw.org.