Ownership of Evolved Gas in Split Title Situations

  • James M. Pasieka
  • N. Glenn Cameron
Keywords: Energy Law, Petroleum Law


This paper analyzes the ownership of evolved gas where ownership of the petroleum rights has been severed from the mineral title. How 'split titles' arise and the geophysical phenomenon of evolved gas are discussed briefly. The main focus of the paper is the statutory and common law considerations concerning the ownership of evolved gas. The effects of errors in payment of royalties are also examined.