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OPINION O N M O T I O N F O R R E H E A R I N G

On original submission, we held that the trial court committed reversible error by failing to render a take-nothing judgment in trespass to try title against Turquoise Bay Corporation d/b/a Bay Operators et al.*fn1 based on Turquoise Bay’s judicial admission of title in the opposing parties. Turquoise Bay filed a motion for rehearing, claiming in part that any judicial admission it had made did not admit better title in the opposing parties sufficient to defeat its trespass to try title action. We grant the motion for rehearing, withdraw our opinion and judgment dated April 7, 2011, and substitute the following.

Turquoise Bay filed suit against Teon Management, LLC, et al.*fn2 seeking, among other things, a declaratory judgment that seven oil and gas leases had not terminated and that Turquoise Bay was the operator of four wells located on those leases. Teon Management and Republic Oil & Gas Company filed a counterclaim asking the court to declare that the leases had terminated and that Turquoise Bay was a bad faith trespasser. They also requested an accounting and damages. The jury answered several questions favorably for Turquoise Bay, and the trial court entered a declaratory judgment that the leases were still in effect as to specifically described lands but had otherwise terminated, that Turquoise Bay was not a trespasser but was the proper operator of three wells, and that Turquoise Bay was entitled to the suspended production payments. The trial court also awarded Turquoise Bay its attorney’s fees. We affirm in part and reverse and render in part.

 
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