Annual Institute on Mineral Law


This paper discusses current issues regarding joint operating agreements, focusing on recent decisions from courts in Louisiana. For the purposes of this paper, the "current" timeframe is roughly ten years, although there will be some reference to older cases that touch on issues that we think are pertinent today. Because it is the most frequently used form for onshore operations, AAPL Form 610, last revised in 1989, will be used as the contract of reference.