• Commencement of Operations under Fee Oil and Gas Leases: the End of the Beginning, or the Beginning of the End?
  • June 27, 2014
  • Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP - Denver Office
  • It's the eleventh hour of the day before your oil and gas lease expires. Will moving drilling equipment onto your leased lands, or lands pooled with those lands, be enough to hold the lease? Will spudding the well do the trick? How can a lessee recognize what counts as "commencement of operations" to keep its lease alive past the primary term?