RashChapman’s team of attorneys has the depth of knowledge to help our clients with the myriad issues that can arise during the exploration and production of oil and gas reserves. We draft and negotiate a wide variety of oil and gas transactions. With regard to surface and mineral estates, we work with companies and individuals to prepare: oil and gas leases; purchase and sale agreements; deeds and conveyances; mineral and royalty assignments; surface use agreements; and easements. With leasehold matters, we help our clients draft joint operating agreements, farmout agreements, asset acquisitions and divestitures, leasehold assignments, production sharing agreements, and unitization. We also draft curative instruments to address the title issues confronting drilling programs and the payment of proceeds upon production.
When oilfield disputes occur, our team adopts a practical approach intended to resolve conflicts for our clients long before litigation becomes necessary. If an informal resolution cannot be reached, we assist trial lawyers with the legal challenges unique to oil and gas; our attorneys are often members of trial teams in cases that have the potential to change the landscape of oil and gas operations. At RashChapman, we believe our solid relationships with trial attorneys and technical experts gives our clients the best opportunity for success.