Oil and Gas

To better serve the clients’ needs, each member of the Oil and Gas group maintains a primary practice within the energy field and several secondary areas of experience. Active leadership involvement in legal and oil and gas industry associations is a high priority, along with a commitment to timely, efficient, and cost-effective client service. Representative clients include independent operators, major oil companies, midstream companies, energy investors, and landowners. The Oil and Gas group represents client interests in both north and south Louisiana, as well as Texas and on the Outer Continental Shelf. Working as a team partner with the client, the firm’s oil and gas attorneys offer extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Title Examination
  • Unitization and Pooling
  • Oil & Gas Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration
  • Environmental Advice and Legacy Lawsuits
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Joint Venture Structuring
  • Operating Agreements, Participation Agreements and AMI’s
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mortgages and Liens
  • Oil and Gas Financing
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Oil and Gas Leasing
  • Lease Maintenance and Development Planning
  • Rights of Way
  • Seismic Surveys and Permitting
  • Geophysical License Agreements
  • Master Service Agreements
  • Drilling Contracts
  • Oil and Gas Bankruptcy
  • Surface Commingling of Hydrocarbon Production
  • Severance Tax Advice and Disputes
  • Royalty Demands and Disputes
  • Concursus Litigation
  • General Oil and Gas Advice
  • Regulatory, Louisiana Office of Conservation
  • Representation before the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board and Office of Mineral Resources

OIL AND GAS ATTORNEYS