publications

THE PRIMER

A Primer on Oil and Gas Law in the Marcellus Shale States is a widely read and oft-cited law review covering the basics of oil and gas law in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia.

REASONABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SHALE GAS ERA

A Review of the Implied Covenant of Development in the Shale Gas Era is an in-depth look at the reasonable development covenant in the wake of unconventional development in the Appalachian basin.

IMPLIED COVENANTS IN OIL + GAS LEASES

Implied Covenants is a chapter in one of Pennsylvania's oil and gas treatises that provides an overview of covenants implied in an oil and gas lease, including the implied covenants of protection, development, and marketing.

  

2014-2018 (updated annual)

OIL + GAS LEASE EXPIRATION

This outline and article provides an overview of oil and gas lease expiration issues, a common topic in litigation in the Appalachian Basin and in other states with significant oil and gas development activities.

2015 (outline)

2020 (law review)

OIL + GAS CYBERSECURITY

OIL + GAS CYBERSECURITY

My co-authors and I provide an overview of cybersecurity in the age of unconventional natural gas development activities.

PA OIL + GAS LITIGATION UPDATE 

This is an annual outline of oil and gas cases in Pennsylvania. 

OIL + GAS LEASE INTERPRETATION

This short essay describes how courts interpret oil and gas leases in Pennsylvania.