With the discovery of oil and gas rapidly increasing in Nebraska, attorneys are finding themselves deluged with inquiries about oil and gas leases, wellspacing requirements, implied and express covenants, and royalties. And because the oil and gas industry is still in its infancy in this state and our case law negligible, many members of the Bar feel ill equipped to cope with these inquiries. In response to the many requests made to help alleviate this problem, this issue of the Nebraska Law Review contains three articles which should provide an excellent starting point in the research of oil and gas law. Other articles and the final issue of volume 41 are also announced.