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Ohio Court Sides with Mineral-Rights Holders in DMA Case

The Seventh Judicial District of the Ohio Court of Appeals concluded that an oil and gas lease is a savings event under the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act.

Colorado Judge Strikes Down Local Fracking Ban

A Colorado judge ruled that a five-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing passed by Fort Collins voters was impliedly preempted by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act.

Fate of Kurdish Crude Oil Remains Undecided

A load of Kurdish crude oil continues to anchor in international waters in the Gulf of Mexico while embroiled in a legal battle over its ownership and delivery.

Articles »

Allocating Royalties Between Separate Tracts

By Christopher L. Halgren

Lessees should be cognizant of the dangers and uncertainty accompanying allocation wells.

Fracking in Illinois: The Uncertainty Continues

By Shannon L. Haney

Uncertainty, doubt, and insecurity have returned about whether the New Albany Shale formation in the Illinois basin will be developed by fracking.

Five Things You Should Know about the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act

By Ariel Forbes

A guide to the law and court opinions surrounding mineral interests in the state of Ohio.

Sound Advice »

audio Business Development: Mining Your Network

By Adam Severson

Adam Severson, chief marketing and business development officer at Baker Donelson, highlights the value of a DIRP analysis to help develop business contacts. (04:52 min)

audio What Do Lawyers Need to Know About Fracking?

By Erica Levine-Powers

Resource extraction for transitional fuels such as natural gas is controversial. Fracking expert Erica Levine-Powers discusses the process and its many ramifications. (8:54 min)

audio Control of Well Policies

By George Lugrin

Longtime litigator George Lugrin discusses control of well policies—also known as "blow out" insurance—and traces the history of this specialty line of insurance and how it applies today. (17:41 min)

Roundtables »

audio Unconventional Oil and Gas Litigation: A Look Backwards and Forward

A summary of historical litigation trends and discussing future litigation trends. Topics include trends related to royalty, lease, construction, and other types of disputes. (1:04:07)

audio The Future of Hydraulic Fracturing

A unique group of lawyers and non-lawyers provides a fact-based peek into the future, including presentations and an interactive discussion among the panelists. (1:01:42)


March 18, 2014: Free Roundtable

Topics may include litigation trends related to royalty, lease, construction, and other types of disputes. Learn more.

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