A specialist in oil and gas law, UT Law Professor Ernest E. Smith has authored numerous articles on a wide range of topics in energy law. This is a compilation of just some of those articles with topics including the Texas Compulsory Pooling Act, Kansas Unitization Statute conveyancing problems and the creation of wind law.
"Over 1,500 pages of statutes and regulations covering the diverse practice of oil and gas law, all in one volume. Jump-start your research with key quotations from leading court opinions (not just string cites) handpicked by expert practitioners. Examiners’ Opinions from the Railroad Commission for interpretative guidance. Public comments and Commission responses to new and amended regulations." - from the publisher
Latest received: Rel. 22, May 2020.
By Smith, Ernest E.
LEXIS Law Pub.
2nd ed. c1998-.
This title contains the text of laws and regulations relevant to oil and gas, and rulings with expert commentary. Covers the common law of oil and gas, legal doctrines on ownership and conveyance of mineral and royalty deeds, and oil and gas leases, Railroad Commission rules governing conservation of oil and gas in Texas via regulation of drilling, production, and voluntary unitization. Also includes information on farmouts, assignments, operation agreements, and relevant statutes.
Latest received: 2018 Edition.
State Bar of Texas.
"...intended to assist the bench and bar in preparing the court’s charge in jury cases. It provides definitions, instructions, and questions needed to submit jury charges in actions arising from adverse possession, improper use of real property, issues between lessor and lessee, executive rights, and more. Many practitioners find it very helpful in preparing findings of fact and conclusions of law in non-jury cases and in identifying issues and evidence requirements in oil and gas cases generally." - publisher's description
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Beyond the fracking wars : A guide for lawyers, public officials, planners, and citizens
American Bar Association, Section of State and Local Government Law.
This title takes a balanced look at the common issues associated with hydraulic fracking. It includes an overview of the technologies and regulatory framework governing fracking, discussions on the legal issues surrounding mineral rights and water law, and case studies meant to illustrate the perspective of key stakeholders.
The blackbook : An oil and gas citation and legal research guide
University of Texas School of Law.
First edition. 2015.
This manual is "an oil and gas citation and legal research guide intended to supplement The Bluebook and The Greenbook Texas Rules of Form. As a citation guide, The Blackbook demystifies oil- and gas-related citations by setting forth decisive citation form for industry-specific sources — many not addressed in The Bluebook or The Greenbook — and providing condensed guidelines for these citations. As a research manual, The Blackbook provides a sketch of legal research tools by outlining useful information sources, defining key terms and industry acronyms, describing the unique procedural rules of the Railroad Commission of Texas, and listing the largest oil and gas companies operating around the world." - from the publisher
Landman's legal handbook : A practical guide to mineral leasing
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
5th ed. c2013.
This comprehensive title takes a close look at the many legal aspects of mineral leasing, a rather arcane area of law. The authors start by looking at general rules related to the recording of instruments that affect real property and then move on to oil and gas leases. Subsequent chapters cover mineral leases, title examination, leasehold estates, probate and succession, and the authors end with a look at unconventional oil and gas drilling. While not one's first pick for leisurely reading, this title is a great resource for oil and gas law practitioners.
Latest received: 2019-2020 Pocket parts.
By Summers, W. L.
3rd ed. [c2004-.
"This multi-volume set is a comprehensive treatise covering all topics related to the law of oil and gas, including owner's rights, drilling, construction of oil and gas leases, and remedies of the lessor for nondevelopment, etc. All state and federal laws and regulations are examined in detail. An extensive table of cases and forms on leasing, production and transportation are included." - Georgetown Law Library
Latest received: Release 55, Oct. 2020.
By Williams, Howard R.
"Williams & Meyers, Oil and Gas Law is the most authoritative and comprehensive treatise on oil and gas law. Frequently cited by the courts and highly regarded by oil and gas attorneys, the treatise monitors changes to the law as well as new and developing areas. Avoid costly mistakes and handle the legal problems of the industry with the expert guidance you'll find on: Conveyancing, oil and gas leases, implied covenants, pooling and unitization, division and transfer orders, gas purchase contracts; Drafting instruments, making title examinations, administering estates, and preparing wills and trusts." - publisher's description
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