Texas Land-Pooling Fights Spur New Work For Energy Firms

Law360, Dallas (July 3, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT) -- Energy companies are working to renegotiate mineral leases to clarify and simplify landowner rights across shared and pooled tracts of land often needed for fracking, particularly in the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin, sending tremendous amounts of work to law firms across the state.

As leases signed during the land rush begin to reach the end of their primary terms, oil and gas developers are clearing out a backlog of inherited problems involving land rights and royalties that come to light as plans for drilling...
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