Bankruptcy issues in oil and gas
Following the downturn in the oil and gas industry and the bankruptcy cases filed in the late 1980s, there have been only a few bankruptcy decisions and statutory amendments to the Bankruptcy Code which have addressed oil and gas issues.
In the June, 2000 of the Mineral Law Section Council Newsletter, your editor failed to credit Landman magazine for granting permission to republish the article, "Bankruptcy Issues in Oil and Gas," by Mr. David W. Elmquist.
On behalf of the members of the Mineral Law Section Council, I would like to thank Peter A. Morse, Sr. for his commitment in serving as the editor of the Mineral Law newsletter from 19972000.
Extension of terminable mineral interests by off-tract production
With the recent decision in Schwarm v. Mexia Holdings, 308 Ill. App. 3d 587, 720 N.E.2d 330, 241 Ill. Dec. 875 (5th Dist. 1999) (Mineral Law Newsletter, V. 26, No. 2, March 2000), we are reminded that a terminable mineral interest may be extended by production from land other than the land in which there is a terminable mineral interest.
Southern Ute: trial court-to-Supreme Court
One of the most interesting coalbed methane cases in the United States involved the historical relationship between the United States government and native Americans.
Web site/Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management has made it possible to search for Eastern States land patents at its General Land Office Records Automation web site: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.