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Underwood Perkins' Oil, Gas and Natural Resources section represents both operators and mineral interest holders in all phases of the oil and gas industry. This includes counsel in all phases of exploration, completion and production. Our oil and gas attorneys also negotiate with lenders to establish credit facility and related agreements used to finance energy deals.

At Underwood Perkins, experienced oil and gas attorneys provide title opinions, lease reviews, operating agreements and compliance documentation necessary to enable the "upstream" flow of all Oil and Gas revenues. The firm understands the dynamics of both unconventional plays and traditional resource recovery.

Urban area drilling, specialized conveyances, issues concerning non-participating royalty interest owners, assignments, farmouts and surface owner rights are particular "hot button" issues where our oil and gas attorneys can serve both operators and mineral interest owners to maximize their potential in the deal structure.

Our trial attorneys also represent operators and mineral interest owners in disputes involving gas supply contracts, gas transmission contracts, pipeline easements, well damage claims, disputes under drilling contracts, lease termination claims, failure to reasonably develop claims, royalty accounting claims, disputes under operating agreements, change of operator disputes, well and reservoir damage claims, bad faith pooling, title disputes, adverse possession, and surface and sub-surface trespass.

Areas of Specialization include:

  • Land services and negotiations,
  • Lease negotiations,
  • Deed conveyances,
  • Title opinions and standup examinations,
  • Joint Operating Agreements,
  • Royalty owner rights,
  • Surface use issues,
  • Farmouts,
  • Energy finance,
  • Railroad Commission issues,
  • Texas and Louisiana operation agreements,
  • Welbore and Workover issues, and
  • Drilling contracts.

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