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Monday, October 29, 2012
Primer on the Texas Law of Oil and Gas
The revised fourth edition of Primer on the Texas Law of Oil and Gas by Joseph Shade has been published and is now available on the new titles shelf in the law library. This book, designed for both students and attorneys desiring an overview of Texas oil and gas law, covers ownership issues such as the rule of capture, correlative rights doctrine, oil and gas leases, title and conveyances, conservation, pooling, and contracts among other topics. The author makes a difficult and important subject that encompasses a mixture of contract and property law easy to grasp byproviding enough information (arranged in outline format) for one to obtain a basic understanding of Texas oil and gas law while using examples and illustrations to help the reader to follow key concepts. A glossary of oil and gas terms, a sample oil, gas, and mineral lease form, and technical supplement are included in the appendices.