Oil and gas law involves resolving disputes over royalties or mineral ownership, examining and negotiating oil and gas contracts, and preparing and reviewing title opinions for producers and mineral owners.
Disputes between mineral owners and production companies can involve disagreements over royalty payments or fair market value of oil and gas. Mineral ownership issues can arise when mineral rights have been improperly conveyed during purchase or at death causing multiple people to have a claim to the same interest. Disputes such as these often result in litigation so it is important you have an experienced professional representing your interests.
Oil and gas contracts and leases are legal agreements between mineral owners and production companies. These documents can often be complicated and confusing if you are not an oil and gas professional. Negotiating these agreements requires considerable experience and knowledge of current oil and gas practices.