Applying Familiar Concepts to New Technology: Under the Traditional Oil and Gas Lease, a Lesee Does Not Need Pooling Authority to Drill a Horizontal Well that Crosses Lease Lines

dc.creatorSmith, Ernest E.
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-11T18:10:29Z
dc.date.available2017-09-11T18:10:29Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-13
dc.descriptionOil and gas development in Texas has witnessed a proliferation of horizontal wells that often must cross lease lines to be economical. By drilling such horizontal wells that cross lease lines, lessees have unlocked vast mineral resources for production. The technology that enables the drilling of horizontal, wells has rapidly matured, but the legal system has not been as swift in providing mineral lessees with guidance as to how traditional oil and gas law principles apply when a mineral lessee sets out to drill a horizontal well that crosses lease lines. In this respect, one question has repeatedly emerged: where a lessee has a right to drill and produce from two adjacent tracts, does the lessee need pooling authority (or some other express consent from his lessors) to drill a horizontal well that crosses the boundary of those two adjacent leases?en_US
dc.description.departmentThe Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Businessen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2N29PP28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/61539
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKBH Energy Center Research and Publicationsen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectEnergyen_US
dc.titleApplying Familiar Concepts to New Technology: Under the Traditional Oil and Gas Lease, a Lesee Does Not Need Pooling Authority to Drill a Horizontal Well that Crosses Lease Linesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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