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  • Judging Made Too Easy: The Judicial Exaggeration of Exculpatory and Liability-Limiting Clauses in the Oilfield's Operator Fiduciary Cases, John B. McArthur, 56 SMU L. Rev. 925 (2003).
  • Oil & Gas Law: Royalty Valuation: Rogers v. Westerman Farm Co.: Burdening Lessees with an Implied Duty to Deliver Gas to a Marketable Location, Adam Marshall, 56 Okla. L. Rev. 233 (2003).
  • Post-Production Deductions from Royalty, Edward B. Poitevent, II, 44 S. Tex. L. Rev. 709 (2003).


  • Browning Oil Co. v. Lue >Forum on Directional Drilling Under the Great Lakes: A Background History of Directional Drilling in Michigan, Christine A. Klein, L. Rev. M.S.U.-D.C.L. 173 (2002).
  • The Rule of Capture in Texas: An Outdated Principle Beyond its Time, Comment, Eric Opiela, 6 U. Denv. Water L. Rev. 87 (2002).
  • Surface Use by the Mineral Owner: How Much Accommodation is Required Under Current Oil and GasLaw?, Christopher M. Alspach, 55 Okla. L. Rev. 89 (2002). 


  • Heci v. Neel: Application of the Discovery Rule to Damages Arising out of Oil and Gas Leases, L. Melaine Martin, 33 St. Mary's L. J. 199 (2001).
  • Interpreting Mineral and Royalty Deeds: The Legacy of the One-Eighth Royalty and Other Stories, Laura H. Burney, 33 St. Mary's L. J. 1 (2001).
  • Legislative Update: Oil and Gas Law: From Wellhead To Gas Pump: New Oil and Gas Laws, Benjamin W. Sebree & Allan W. Dees, 64 Tex. B. J. 809 (2001).


  • The Implied Marketing Covenant in Oil and Gas Leases: The Producer's Perspective, Scott Lansdown, 31 St. Mary's L. J. 297 (2000).
  • Natural Gas Royalties: Lessor vs. Lessee and the Implied Covenant to Market, Jeff King, 63 Tex. B. J. 854 (2000).
  • Post-Production Charges to Royalty Interests: What does the Contract Say and when is it Ignored?, Jefferson D. Stewart & David F. Maron, 70 Miss. L.J. 625 (2000).
  • Royalty Valuation: Should Overriding Royalty Interests and Nonparticipating Royalty Interests, Whether Payable in Value or in Kind, be Subject to the Same Valuation Standard as Lease Royalty?, Owen L. Anderson, 35 Land & Water L. Rev. 1 (2000).
  • Selected Issues in Federal Condemnations for Under-Ground Natural Gas Storage Rights: Valuation Methods, Inverse Condemnation, & Trespass, Steven D. McGrew, 51 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 131 (2000).