Sine Die at Noon

As we head into the final hours of the 2016 session the oil and gas industry fared well. The main concern was and continues to be the budget crisis due to the drop in oil prices. Last night I heard that November and December drilling output decreased by 16% which...

IPANM to testify at ONRR hearing in DC

Over the past several years, IPANM has been at the forefront of working on the ONRR unbundling issue. Many, if not all, of our members producing on Federal Lands in Northwest New Mexico have been impacted by ONRR’s uneven application of this policy. The...

Amicus Briefs of SOPA Issues

Today IPANM is filing with the New Mexico Court of Appeals two very important motions and extensive briefs on issues impacting the New Mexico oil and gas operators. First, IPANM is asking the Court to review the New Mexico Surface Owners Protection Act to clarify that...

NM Court of Appeals Hears Argument on SOPA

Last week, the New Mexico Court of Appeals heard arguments on issues relating to the Surface Owners Protection Act (SOPA). IPANM had submitted Amicus Curiae briefing on two issues that we felt are very important to members. First, geophysical seismic activities are...