Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2011 – A recent Texas oil and gas lawsuit pits two parties against each other over land and mineral rights. Red Boot Production Co. says that it owns oil and gas leases on 38 acres of land. Red Boot claims to have the mineral rights under a Beaumont Irrigation Co. canal on the property.
Samson Lone Star (and the other defendants) allegedly has two wells close to the canal. Red Boot says that Samson has used these wells to get gas and gas condensate from under the canal without any right to do so. In its complaint in Jefferson County District Court, Red Boot seeks to recover the money Samson has made from draining the hydrocarbons under the canal, where Samson has allegedly trespassed for four years. Red Boot also is seeking to have Samson’s title to the oil, gas, and minerals in the canal area quieted.
“Oil and gas disputes often place a great deal of money at stake,” said Austin oil and gas lawyer Gregory D. Jordan, commenting on the case. “Lease agreements, mineral rights, and even title issues can make a disagreement very complex. In this case, issues have apparently gone on for several years and caused a number of concerns. Essentially Red Boot is suggesting Samson stuck its straw in Red Boot’s drink.”
Complaint documents claim that the surface locations for Samson’s wells are on its own land, but that the wellbores bottomhole into Red Boot’s lease. A directional bottomhole survey allegedly shows the bottomholes are within the boundaries of the canal. “One question should be whether Samson’s mineral interests to that area are valid,” said Jordan.
The Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan counsels individuals and corporate clients in oil and gas lease disputes, mineral rights, drilling issues and a multitude of other oil and gas situations. Austin oil and gas attorney Jordan has decades of oil and gas industry experience, not only from the legal perspective, but also from his background as a petroleum landman and petroleum engineer. To learn more, please go to www.theaustintriallawyer.com or call (512) 419-0684.
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