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Professors' Corner: Holds on Horizontal Drilling Under Mineral Easements: Disparate Views Among the States
- Professor Tara K. Righetti, Univ. Wyoming School of Law
- John M. Smith, Esq., Smith Butz, LLC-Attorneys at Law
- Shelby D. Green, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Horizontal drilling for minerals under lands adjacent to one covered by a mineral right and capturing natural gas that rests under adjacent lands may be the most efficient method of mineral extraction, but both methods may also involve a trespass, at least under classic principles. The panelists will discuss recent decisions by the courts and offer insight into resolving the sometimes irreconcilable conflicts between surface and mineral owners.