Archive for the 'oil wells' Category

Al Fayed loses damages in fight over Oxted oil field – BBC News

“Mohamed Al Fayed’s battle for compensation after a company drilled for oil under his Surrey estate has been thrown out by the Supreme Court.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and another [2010] UKSC 35; [2010] WLR (D) 204

“Damages for trespass occasioned by an oil company drilling underneath another party’s land were to be assessed on the basis that the right to drill for oil was a compulsory acquisition under statute and, therefore, any additional value of the right of access attributable to the oil extraction scheme was to be disregarded.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and anr – WLR Daily

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and anr [2009] EWCA Civ 579; [2009] WLR (D) 187

“A party, under licence from the Crown to search for, bore and obtain oil, which drilled and used pipelines to extract the oil from land without the grant of permission by the owner of the paper title in exclusive possession of that land, committed a trespass, although such trespass was purely technical in that no interference was effected on the landowner’s use or enjoyment of his land, nor did the latter have any rights to the oil which belonged exclusively to the Crown and its licensee.”

WLR Daily, 16th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Bocardo SA v Star Energy and another – WLR Daily

Bocardo SA v Star Energy and another [2008] EWHC 1756 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D); [2008] WLR (D) 258

“Access to land to remove oil vested in the Crown from beneath the subsoil, without obtaining access rights from the owner of the land, amounted to an actionable trespass entitling the landowner to compensation, which was to be assessed on the basis of what would be fair and reasonable between willing parties.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Fayed strikes oil in the high court – The Guardian

“He is a hotelier, football club chairman and the owner of Harrods, but until now, as far as he knew, the multimillionaire Mohamed Al Fayed was not an oilman.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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