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Statoil Unit Owes No Damages In W.Va. Drilling Contract Suit

Law360 (February 14, 2018, 6:08 PM EST) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Wednesday ruled that a Statoil ASA unit doesn't have to pay damages from a breach of a contractual obligation to start drilling gas wells on property atop the Marcellus Shale, saying the property owner hadn't shown it suffered any damages as a result.

In a long-running dispute that featured an initial summary judgment in favor of Statoil USA Onshore Properties Inc. that was reversed and remanded by the Fourth Circuit and a bench trial last July, U.S. District Judge Irene...
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Case Information

Case Title

Statoil USA Onshore Properties Inc. v. Pine Resources, LLC

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


Irene C. Berger

Date Filed

July 8, 2014

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