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  • On the Nature of the Executive Right to Lease for Oil and Gas
    On the Nature of the Executive Right to Lease for Oil and Gas

    Property law typically describes ownership of land with a bundle of sticks analogy. From the starting point of fee simple ownership of land, someone holds the entire bundle. Each “stick” or right may ...

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  • Risk Allocation in Upstream Oil and Gas Contracts
    Risk Allocation in Upstream Oil and Gas Contracts

    The upstream oil and gas segment of the oil field is both capital intensive and high risk. It is important for participants to have sophisticated and comprehensive risk allocation schemes in place. ...

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  • Effects of Oil & Gas Operations on Property Taxes
    Effects of Oil & Gas Operations on Property Taxes

    Article VIII, Sec. 1(d)1 of the Texas Constitution, along with Chapter 23 of the Texas Tax Code , allow for the appraisal of agricultural land on the basis of the value of productivity, rather than ...

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  • Consumption and Pricing of Oil & Gas - The Future Revealed
    Consumption and Pricing of Oil & Gas - The Future Revealed

    Forecasting the future prospects of oil and gas markets for long-term projections are typically unreliable. More importantly, understanding where, how and why those forecasting projections are ...

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  • A Primer on Gathering and Processing Agreements and Their Impact on Asset Value
    A Primer on Gathering and Processing Agreements and Their Impact on Asset Value

    This article originally published in North Houston Association of Professional Landmen's Spring Newsletter As oil is transported and processed through its value chain into its component products, it ...

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  • Colorado's Oil and Gas Industry Survives a Major Setback
    Colorado's Oil and Gas Industry Survives a Major Setback

    On August 29, 2016, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) announced that Ballot Initiative 78 failed to gather enough signatures to make it on the voting ballot this November. Download the press ...

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