Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-570.14. Jurisdiction of district courts - Rulemaking power of Corporation Commission - Right of action of injured owner and costs of suit - Statute of limitations.


          A. The district courts within this state shall have the sole and exclusive jurisdiction to determine the entitlement of any owner in a well to:

                    1. Its share of proceeds from production; or

                     2. Damages, interest, court costs, attorneys' fees or allowable litigation expenses incurred as a result of the violation of this act.

          B. Any rulemaking power granted to the Corporation Commission by the Production Revenue Standards Act shall neither preclude nor impair the right of any owner to obtain through the district courts remedies available under existing law or additional remedies herein granted to any owner injured in business or property by reason of any action in violation of the provisions of the Production Revenue Standards Act.

          C. Any owner injured in business or property by reason of any action in violation of the provisions of the Production Revenue Standards Act shall have the right to:

                    1. Recover actual damages so sustained; and

                    2. Obtain specific performance where equitable.

                    The prevailing party in any court proceeding brought pursuant to the Production Revenue Standards Act shall be entitled to recover the costs of the suit, including but not limited to reasonable attorney and expert witness fees.

          D. For purposes of the Production Revenue Standards Act, the statute of limitations on actions brought pursuant to the provisions of the Production Revenue Standards Act shall be five (5) years from the date the cause of action shall have accrued, provided however, nothing shall create, limit or expand any statute of limitations applicable to production occurring prior to September 1, 1992.

Added by Laws 1992, c. 190, § 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1992.