Attorneys DiFrancesco and Beresky to Present at Kentucky Mineral Conference

Attorneys Jenna DiFrancesco and Jennifer Beresky will present, From Fracking to FERC to Finland: A Case Study of the Rover Pipeline and an Analysis of Federal Regulations and Market Factors Impacting Interstate Transportation and Export of Liquefied Natural Gas, at the Kentucky Mineral Conference in Lexington, October 18th – 19th. The session explores the federal regulations affecting the transport of natural gas from the well site, across state lines, to liquefied natural…

Ohio Landmen Subject to Real Estate Broker Statutes?

Recently, Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals issued its decision in Dundics v. Eric Petroleum Corp., 2017-Ohio-640 (7th Dist.). In the decision the court said that many activities performed by oil and gas landmen fall within the purview of Ohio’s real estate broker statutes, being Ohio Revised Code section 4735.01, et seq. This decision has potentially far-reaching consequences for landmen working in the State of Ohio. In Dundics, Thomas Dundics…

Sean Triskett spoke at a National Business Institute seminar on oil and gas title law on Dec. 8

Associate Sean Triskett participated on a National Business Institute panel on Dec. 8, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel Akron/Fairlawn in Akron, Ohio. Titled Oil and Gas Title Law A-Z, the seminar served as a practical oil and gas title guide designed for both attorneys and landmen. Mr. Triskett discussed the negotiation, structure, and preparation of detailed oil and gas title opinions, as well as oil and gas title defects and how to cure…

Ohio Supreme Court ruling in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration: Here’s what you need to know

The Ohio Supreme Court held yesterday that abandoned mineral interests were not automatically extinguished under the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (ODMA). The Court ruled in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., that any surface owner seeking to claim ownership of a dormant mineral interest after June 30, 2006, must comply with the provisions of the 2006 version of ODMA, which includes notice and recording requirements. This ruling affects…

Pa. federal court grants partial summary judgment to an energy client in a contractual indemnification dispute

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted a partial summary judgment to an energy client in a contractual indemnification dispute. Represented by Chair and Member of the Energy Group Matthew G. Brouse and Associate Jennifer L. Beresky, the Burns White client was a co-defendant in a personal injury lawsuit where the plaintiff sustained injuries while performing work for one company on a well site that was…