If you're a mineral owner, you may be wondering whether or not you need a lawyer to negotiate an oil and gas lease. Depending on how much experience you have in the oil and gas industry, you should have a lawyer review your contractual agreement. Our oil and gas attorneys know the local market, have data outlining the average lease cost, and understand how to negotiate the best agreement. We'll also assess whether or not the party you're working with is reputable. Even though you may come to an agreement with the oil company on particular negotiation points, it may not read the same in the lease.
We can help with the following:
Exploration and Production Companies
• Draft or review oil and gas leases, assignments, purchase and sale agreements, farmout agreements, participation agreements, AMI agreements, joint operating agreements, right-of-way agreements, pipeline easements, and geological service agreements.
• Consult on all transactions & payments involving oil and gas properties
• Examine title
• Prepare title opinions