The Woodlands Oil And Gas Attorneys
Woodall Batchelor are oil and gas attorneys located in The Woodlands, Texas. We have a comprehensive understanding of the Texas energy, oil and gas business and the complexities of government regulation—particularly in The Woodlands, Houston, Montgomery County, Harris County, and other surrounding communities. Our oil and gas attorneys have been representing oil and gas companies for many years, and we have rendered thousands of title opinions, including drilling title opinions, division order title opinions and mineral acquisition opinions. We are well versed in common and complex title issues and routinely review and draft joint operating agreements, farm-in and farm-out agreements, lease agreements, oil and gas conveyances, title curative documents and rights of way. This area of our practice also encompasses the acquisition of all types of interests in oil, gas and other natural resources. Our oil and gas attorneys also assist clients with transactions involving oil and gas securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as any associated litigation.
Oil And Gas Attorneys | The Woodlands, Texas
Along with our representation of oil and gas companies, our team at Woodall Batchelor frequently represent individuals in oil and gas lease negotiations, curing title issues, drafting conveyances, lease cancellation suits and payment of royalty disputes. With our expertise in business planning and estate planning, we are uniquely positioned to advise our clients in the management of oil and gas properties and mineral interests. Our oil and gas attorneys are experienced in a variety of oil, gas and mineral matters, including various aspects of energy production. We understand the legal needs of independent and major energy companies, including oil and natural gas companies, oil and gas service providers, as well as the interests of mineral and leasehold interest owners. We are experienced in transactional, regulatory, litigation, and providing legal counsel to upstream and midstream energy, oil and gas activities.
We provide comprehensive legal counsel for all aspects of oil and gas transactions. Our oil and gas attorneys can assist with partnership tax strategies, investor funding, and oil and gas lending. We have extensive experience structuring, negotiating, drafting, and reviewing acquisitions and divestitures, join development and exploration agreements, joint ventures, oil and gas asset purchase agreements, participation agreements, and oil and gas loan transactions. At Woodall Batchelor, our attorneys also have extensive experience with all aspects of oil and gas bankruptcy proceedings, including liquidation, reorganization, adversary proceedings, and receiverships.
You can count on oil and gas our attorneys at Woodall Batchelor to ensure that the deal structure, drafting and negotiation process, due diligence, and closing and post closing issues will be handled smoothly, with extra attention given to creating an appropriate balance between the desire to manage legal risks and our clients’ business goals. We also often assist our clients in drafting and negotiating a multitude of commercial and operational agreements, which are crucial to our clients’ success—filled with deal points, and complex, lengthy structures. Our transactional clients make the most of our energy, oil and gas litigation services, as our attorneys draw not only upon real-world transactional experience as to what really matters in a deal, but also upon litigation experience to understand what can go wrong, and how best to mitigate the associated legal risks.
Lawyers For Oil, Gas & Energy
Our attorneys at Woodall Batchelor PLLC also counsel our clients on the day-to-day operations, in addition to performing due diligence related with acquisitions and divestitures. Within the upstream sector, we perform oil and gas leases, joint ventures, joint exploration, join development, and participation agreements. We also provide assistance with join operating agreements, surface use agreements, and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. In the midstream sector, our attorneys counsel on engineering, procurement and construction agreements, along with joint ownership agreements. Finally, concerning the oilfield service and manufacturing contracts, we can help with master service agreements, drilling and other well service agreements, seismic agreements, manufacturing and fabrication agreements, and equipment rental agreements. From the drill bit to the burner-tip, from the wellhead to the retail gasoline pump, Woodall Batchelor PLLC brings more than 40 years of combined experience to bear on behalf of its clients involved in the energy industry in Texas.
We understand the needs of oil and gas producers to operate efficiently and effectively under regulations, close transactions, negotiate fair contracts, and limit their liability. Our attorneys are well equipped to handle any type of energy, oil and gas litigation. From disputes regarding leasing, royalties, liens, property damage and breach of contract, to ownership disputes regarding title, royalties and mining rights, surface and groundwater contamination involving migration of natural gas, disputes regarding exploration, drilling, production and “fracking,” injuries that occur on oil fields, disputes adverse to potash miners, and environmental litigation and regulatory matters—our oil and gas litigation attorneys excel in navigating the legal and practical challenges encountered by our clients.
Oil And Gas Attorneys in The Woodlands, Texas
We understand that energy, oil and gas companies are often accused of not paying royalties to the owners of the land or mineral rights. And because of the dangers of drilling, oil and gas businesses must often deal with property damage, such as oil well fires or explosions. These accidents can lead to litigation over injuries caused to workers. We can’t emphasize enough that our team at Woodall Batchelor holds substantial knowledge and experience in disputes over such matters as royalties, mineral titles, operating agreements and commercial transactions involving purchase and sales agreements, and we are accustomed to dealing with problems resulting from industry-related accidents. Regardless of your legal challenges, we work hard to resolve your claims out of court, but you can also be confident that we are experienced litigators who are prepared for any contested matter or court hearing.
At Woodall Batchelor PLLC, the depth of our collective experience and legal knowledge of natural resources law is unmatched in The Woodlands, Texas and the nearby areas within the region. We help our clients understand their rights and proactively avoid litigation by adhering to regulations. We advise oil and gas companies on contractual matters, and help them understand and comply with Texas and federal laws. Throughout our years in the practice, we have worked with public and industrial commissions and natural resources and tax agencies to secure all required permits and licenses. When you hire us, you get a professional who understands and actively defends against common oil and gas issues, reducing the strain on your business.