'From Heaven To Hell' — Mineral Rights And Ancient Deeds

Law360, New York (May 12, 2017, 11:54 AM EDT) -- As long as the current economic conditions prevail and domestic oil production provides better opportunity for American interests, the acquisition and development of stateside mineral rights will predominate. An excellent and obvious example of this is the redoubled interest in the Permian Basin and the ramping up of activity in Midland-Odessa. As these plays continue to run, title questions will continue to emerge.

Where especially arcane conveyances to railroads are memorialized in ancient documents, the archaic language can lead to disputes, because simple phrases that seem...
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