Energy Law Round Up Your weekly briefing on legal news and developments in the energy industry—from Texas and across the country—always in thirty minutes or less, brought to you by oil-and-gas trial lawyer, Tom Ciarlone.
Energy Law Round Up - 7.8.2020
by Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. on July 8, 2020 at 1:35 PM
Tom is joined by Brett Podkanowicz, in-house counsel for land and legal at Encore Permain in Midland, Texas.
Energy Law Round Up - 8.19.2019
by Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. on August 16, 2019 at 5:23 PM
In this episode, Tom discusses recent guidance out of the Texas Supreme Court on interpreting oil-and-gas contracts; cross-jurisdictional differences surrounding the rule of capture and subsurface mineral trespass; and troubling class action developments for operators and other industry participants.
Energy Law Round Up - 6.17.2019
by Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. on June 15, 2019 at 9:23 PM
Learn about troubling developments at the intersection of class actions and consumer protection laws in royalty underpayment cases; get the details on the Texas Supreme Court's latest pronouncements on the duties of executive mineral rights owners to non-executives; and hear about a new appellate court decision that addresses when the acceptance of royalties will operate as a waiver of an anti-pooling clause in an oil-and-gas lease.
Energy Law Round Up - 1.1.2019
by Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. on January 1, 2019 at 3:06 PM
In the first episode of the New Year, Tom discusses several appellate decisions from Texas that touch on class actions and farmout agreements.
Energy Law Round Up - 12.17.2018
by Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. on December 20, 2018 at 4:25 PM
This week, Tom gets you up to speed on offset wells and liquidated damages as unenforceable penalties; the arrival of anti-SLAPP in the oil patch; and the Texas Supreme Court's warning to mineral purchasers: buyer beware.
Energy Law Round Up - 11.19.2018
by Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. on November 20, 2018 at 9:40 PM
In the latest episode of the podcast, Tom is joined by the managing partner of Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC's Houston office, Marcy Rothman, who discusses pitfalls and best practices surrounding digital signatures in the oil patch and beyond.
Energy Law Round Up - 10.15.2018
by Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. on October 13, 2018 at 10:28 PM
In this week's episode, learn when an "offset well" is not an offset well, according to the Texas Supreme Court. Also, get up to speed on the latest installment in the ongoing "fixed"-versus-"floating" royalty saga that continues to confound courts and counsel across the Lone Star State.
Energy Law Round Up - 9.1.2018
by Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. on September 1, 2018 at 6:04 PM
Blake Scott, President of Scott Energy Technologies, joins Tom in the latest episode of KRCL's energy law podcast. Blake explores cost-effective, risk-reducing, and often innovative strategies for solid drilling waste management and recycling. Operators, service companies, and other industry participants in the oil patch will find a wealth of actionable information in this new episode.
Energy Law Round Up - 7.30.2018
by Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. on July 29, 2018 at 9:54 PM
This week, Tom is joined by Chip Morris for the final installment of a six-part series featuring guest speakers from Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC on a range of legal issues impacting the oil and gas sector. Chip discusses the top ten mistakes employers can make—in the oilfield, and beyond—when drafting non-compete agreements.
Energy Law Round Up - 5.21.2018
by Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. on May 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM
In the latest episode of the podcast, Tom is joined by the managing partner of Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC's Houston office, Marcy Rothman, for the fifth installment of a special six-part series featuring guest speakers from KRCL on a variety of key and emerging legal issues impacting the oil-and-gas industry. Marcy addresses a topic that pipelines and other energy companies confront on a regular basis: condemnation and eminent domain.