The “Granting Clause” of a Mineral Lease: What Do You Mean I Can’t Do That?
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Friday, April 16, 2021, 1:35 PM - 2:20 PM
Patrick Ottinger

This paper examines the “granting clause” of a mineral lease, an important but often overlooked clause in this contract.  It will contrast the commercially printed forms in prevalent use, and consider the cases that have interpreted this clause.  The presentation will also consider if the absence of language in the contract’s “granting clause” means that the unidentified activity cannot be undertaken on the leased premises.  It will also discuss ancillary agreements that confer upon the lessee, by independent contract, the right to conduct activities often undertaken in an E&P operation.

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