Monday, September 8, 2008

TX Supreme Court Says No Actionable Trespass For Frac

As a followup to a previous post on July 15th, the Texas Supreme Court has held "that an oil and gas driller who follows regulations set aside by the Texas Railroad Commission is not liable for committing a trespass when the driller’s hydraulic frac from a legally located well accidentally reaches an adjoining tract of land."

The law of capture rules, and remedy for adjoining owner is to drill their own well.

Dallas Business Journal

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Larry's August Scorecard For Mountrail Co.

At month end there were 28 drilling rigs on location in Mountrail County. EOG 7 rigs; Hess 4 rigs; Whiting 5 rigs; Fidelity 2 rigs; Slawson 2 rigs, Hunt 2 rigs, Brigham, Murex, Windsor, Sinclair, Oasis, and Marathon 1 rig each.

During August 22 wells were spudded. EOG 7; Hess 3; Whiting 3; Fidelity 2; Brigham 1; Hunt 2; Marathon 1; Murex 0; Slawson 2; Sinclair 1; St Mary 0; Oasis 0; and Windsor 0.

During August NDIC issued 29 new permits to drill. EOG 7 permits in Parshall, Austin, Wayzetta, Oakland, Ross, and Purcell Townships. Whiting 2 permits in Crane Creek and Osborn Townships. Hess 5 permits in Rat Lake, 154-94, Alger, and Powers Lake Townships. Fidelity 0 permits. Slawson 6 permits in Van Hook, Lostwood, and James Hill Townships. Hunt 0 permits. Murex 0 permits. Brigham 0 permits. Sinclair 1 permit in Burke Township. St Mary 0 permits. Windsor 1 permit in Wayzetta Township. Lario 1 permit in Burke Township. Oasis 2 permits in Ross and Cottonwood Townships. Encore 3 permits in Stave and Lowland Townships. Marathon 1 permit in Big Bend Township.