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CONTRACTS INVOLVING OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

In In re Crescent Energy Servs., LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154038 (E.D. La. Nov. 7, 2016), at issue before the court was whether the contract between Crescent and Carrizo was a maritime or non-maritime contract. If the contract was non-maritime, the Louisiana Oilfield Indemnity Act (LSA-R.S. 9:2780) would void the indemnity agreement. On the other hand, were the contract maritime, then the indemnity agreement would be enforceable

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