MDU Barnett Ltd. P’ship v. Chesapeake Exploration Ltd. P’ship is at least three things:
- The culmination of an unhappy relationship between an operator and non-operators.
- What happens when joint owners’ interests are not aligned.
- Predictable, given Texas law and the relationship of parties under the model form JOA.
In 2005 Chesapeake and Conglomerate Gas entered