The Oil and Gas Addendum
Can Owners of Severed Oil and Gas Estates in Pennsylvania Lease Gas Storage Rights?
Can Retroactive Pooling and Unitization Revive An Expired Lease?
What the Hedge? - The Impact of Price Hedging on Landowner Production Royalties
Is Deducting Fuel Costs Authorized by Your Lease?
Pore Space Ownership: The North Dakota Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision
Pore Space: The Next Leasing Frontier for Pennsylvania Landowners?
Kentucky Federal Court Fumbles Lease Expiration Claim
Claim Based On Implied Covenant To Market Gas To Move Forward In Federal Royalty Litigations
Is the Implied Covenant of Reasonable Development Irrelevant?
To Drill or Not to Drill – Does Pennsylvania Recognize an Implied Covenant of Further Exploration?
Federal Court in Kentucky Allows Novel Royalty Claim to Move Forward
Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules that Oil and Gas Rights Did Not Transfer to Buyer
Pennsylvania Superior Court Fumbles Lease Expiration Claim
Ohio Supreme Court Observes That Driller Cannot Maintain Lease Indefinitely by Paying Delay Rentals
Ohio Supreme Court Declines To Recognize Implied Covenant Of Further Exploration
Federal Court in Scranton Rules That Litigation Filed by Landowner Did Not “Repudiate” the Lease
Federal Court Rules that Assignment of Oil/Gas Lease May Not Extinguish Liability of Original Lessee
Federal Court in Pittsburgh Allows Lease Cancellation Suit to Move Forward
Temporary Cessation of Production: How much time does a producer have under Pennsylvania law?
Non-Producing Oil and Gas Lease Deemed Abandoned by the Pennsylvania Superior Court
Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Driller had no Implied Obligation to Develop Deeper Formations
Pennsylvania Landowners May Not Own Oil and Gas Rights Under Rivers and Streams
My Driller Filed for Bankruptcy; What Happens to My Lease in Pennsylvania?
Kentucky Court Rules That Lease Expired Due To Driller’s Failure To Market And Produce Gas
Not Your Father’s Oil and Gas Lease
What Is A Shut In Well? Can the Payment of a Shut-In Royalty Maintain an Oil/Gas Lease Indefinitely?
Non-Production During Secondary Term Results in Termination of Lease
Federal District Court in Pittsburgh Rules That 1897 Deed Did Not Grant a Non-Participating Royalty Interest
The New Royalty Bill is Good for Pennsylvania Landowners
Is Your Driller Really Enhancing the Value of Your Gas?
Federal District Court Injects Confusion into Definition of Gross Royalty Under Pennsylvania Law
Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules That Payment Of Delay Rentals Alone Cannot Maintain A Lease Beyond Primary Term
Landowners Beware: Warranty Clause in Oil and Gas Lease Can Obligate Landowner to Repay Signing Bonus
Driller Bankruptcy Could Raise Environmental Concerns for Landowners
Murphy Exploration v. Adams: Texas Supreme Court Suggests That Horizontal Well Bore Will Not Drain Hydrocarbons From Adjacent Tract
New Legislation May Allow Drillers To Revive Expired Oil And Gas Leases
Pennsylvania Superior Court Interprets Forfeiture Clause in Oil and Gas Lease
Free Natural Gas On Property: Who’s Entitled To Free Gas?
Oil and gas development can present unique and complex issues that can be intimidating and challenging. At Houston Harbaugh, P.C., our oil and gas practice is dedicated to protecting the interests of landowners and royalty owners. From new lease negotiations to title disputes to royalty litigation, we can help. Whether you have two acres in Washington County or 5,000 acres in Lycoming County, our dedication and commitment remains the same.
We Represent Landowners in All Aspects of Oil and Gas Law
The oil and gas attorneys at Houston Harbaugh have broad experience in a wide array of oil and gas matters, and they have made it their mission to protect and preserve the landowner’s interests in matters that include:
- New lease negotiations
- Pipeline right-of-way negotiations
- Surface access agreements
- Royalty audits
- Tax and estate planning
- Lease expiration claims
- Curative title litigation
- Water contamination claims
Robert Burnett - Practice Chair
Robert’s practice is exclusively devoted to the representation of landowners and royalty owners in oil and gas matters. Robert is the Chair of the Houston Harbaugh’s Oil & Gas Practice Group and represents landowners and royalty owners in a wide array of oil and gas matters throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Robert assists landowners and royalty owners in the negotiation of new oil and gas leases as well as modifications to existing leases. Robert also negotiates surface use agreements and pipeline right-of-way agreements on behalf of landowners. Robert also advises and counsels clients on complex lease development and expiration issues, including the impact and effect of delay rental and shut-in clauses, as well as the implied covenants to develop and market oil and gas. Robert also represents landowners and royalty owners in disputes arising out of the calculation of production royalties and the deduction of post-production costs. Robert also assists landowners with oil and gas title issues and develops strategies to resolve and cure such title deficiencies. Robert also advises clients on the interplay between oil and gas leases and solar leases and assists clients throughout Pennsylvania in negotiating solar leases.
Brendan A. O'Donnell
Brendan O’Donnell is a highly qualified and experienced attorney in the Oil and Gas Law practice. He also practices in our Environmental and Energy Practice. Brendan represents landowners and royalty owners in a wide variety of matters, including litigation and trial work, and in the preparation and negotiation of:
- Pipeline right of way agreements
- Surface use agreements
- Oil, gas and mineral conveyances