Drilling Co. Sues Partner Over Wyo. Project Deadline

Law360, New York (April 22, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT) -- An oil and gas exploration company sued its partner in a Wyoming project Thursday, claiming that slow permitting by the Bureau of Land Management and interference from the defendant had tolled a deadline in the drilling agreement.

Samson Resources Co. said the delays should extend a Dec. 5 drilling deadline, allowing Samson to take partial ownership of the drilling lease once work begins at the proposed well in Converse County, Wyo., according to the complaint.

Samson's partner, QEP Energy Co., has opposed Samson's continued involvement with...
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