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  The New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission held a hearing April 17, 2018 in case No. 15957 re: Application of the NM OCD to amend rules of the Commission concerning the drilling, spacing, and operation of horizontal wells and related matters. The purpose of the proposed changes is to bring New Mexico’s Administrative Code more…

Enduro Operating, LLC v. Echo Production, Inc., 413 P.3d 866, 2018-NMSC-016 (2/15/2018) In Enduro v. Echo, the New Mexico Supreme Court reinstated its permissive commencement of operations standard, overruling the Appellate Court’s attempt to narrow the definition from “any activity.” The Supreme Court concluded that “a party may prove that it has actually commenced drilling…