Tycoon Again Sues Total Over $9B Stake In Kazakh Oil Field

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Energy magnate Jack J. Grynberg on Monday sued France-based Total SA in Texas state court for allegedly cutting him out of a $9 billion stake in an oil and gas reserve he discovered in Kazakhstan, his latest legal challenge on the subject.

Grynberg, a self-described scientist and explorer residing in Colorado, says he found the Caspian Sea’s Greater Kashagan Oil Field in 1989 using secret data from a government source in the Soviet Union and that Total, through a series of underhanded transactions, managed to buy...
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