Devon, BP Gain Ground In 'Unique' Eagle Ford Royalty Fight

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 9:54 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court gave units of Devon Energy Corp. and BP partial relief from a lower court's ruling that they underpaid royalties in the Eagle Ford shale, finding that a "highly unique" lease provision creates different royalty obligations for certain circumstances.

A three-judge Thirteenth Court of Appeals panel walked back a slam dunk ruling in favor of the royalty owners of two leases in southern Texas on Thursday in their dispute with Devon Energy Production Company LP and Petrohawk Energy, which has since been acquired by BP. The panel found a provision that stipulates when certain business costs are incurred...

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