Gray Becker’s attorneys have over 100 years of collective experience in settling legal matters within the oil and gas industry. We strive to resolve all oil and gas issues amicably but recognize that some circumstances require decisive action and strong legal representation.
Why Consult an Attorney for Oil and Gas Challenges?
The oil and gas industry is undoubtedly complex. Most oil and gas issues, spanning from purchase and sale agreements to surface waivers and refinery operations, require legal experience and an attentive eye to properly handle any complications that may arise.
Many individuals only think of seeking legal counsel in reactive scenarios, such as being sued or drafting contracts. However, due to the complexity, potential liability, and profitability of working with or within the oil and gas industry, it is best to seek legal counsel for both reactive and proactive scenarios, even when drafting contracts or responding to a litigation-related need is not immediately necessary.
Seeking Support Proactively
Our firm takes great pride in our 100 years and counting of collective experience representing clients with a stake in oil and gas matters. It is vital to have representation that is intimately familiar with the industry so you can trust that your interests are being protected and actively advanced.
The “devil is in the details” with oil and gas matters, which is why it is critical to proactively seek legal counsel whenever possible. If you have the advantage of professional consultation on your oil and gas matters from the very start, you are less likely to face complex legal challenges further down the road that could cost you time and money.
Seeking support with Gray Becker attorneys is simple. It begins with scheduling a consultation with our experienced team. We will take great care to assess your unique circumstances, needs, and priorities. Then we will answer any questions you may have, advise you of your legal options, clarify the law, and get to work ensuring that your rights are being protected and your interests preserved to the greatest extent possible. If you and your legal counsel decide that handling your case through the court system is the best decision for you, our legal team will be ready to support you throughout the entire process.
Oil and Gas Transactional
Nearly all oil and gas transactions can be risky, so it is helpful to have a knowledgeable legal team to help minimize any liability while working towards your specific objectives.
The Gray Becker team can assist you in all areas of oil and gas transactional matters, including:
Buying and selling mineral rights
Purchase and sale agreements
We prepare and review various agreements for every aspect of the oil and gas industry, including upstream, midstream, and downstream transactions, so you can rest assured that your legal counsel is in expert hands.
Oil and Gas Regulatory
Our attorneys provide counseling in all areas of regulatory matters, spanning the initial stages of exploration to long-term development and planning. We handle cases at the Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas General Land Office, we are exceptionally qualified to provide legal advice regarding utilization, permitting, and compliance, as well as exploration, production, and transportation of hydrocarbons.
Oil and Gas Title Examination
Oil and gas title examination is undoubtedly one of the most complicated areas of property law, as it lays the entire foundation for your venture and future endeavors.
Luckily, our Gray Becker title examiners have performed runsheet, standup, and abstract title examinations in every producing county in Texas. Our goal is to provide you with complete confidence in the legality and viability of your oil and gas project.
We review title instruments and render and review title opinions, including:
Drilling title opinions
Acquisition title opinions
Division order title opinions
Title opinions that are rendered in connection with the sale and purchase of ranch and mineral properties
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you work within the oil and gas industry or need to engage in legal dealings with members of this industry, connect with the experienced Texas legal team at Gray Becker.
While some oil and gas law matters can be resolved amicably, these issues are undeniably complex and require professional guidance to reach an end fairly and successfully.
It is also possible that your legal needs will extend to litigation. Regardless of whether or not your matter is taken to trial, you must work with a firm with extensive experience in oil and gas matters to ensure the highest chance of success for you and your private interests.
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If you’re interested in working with one of our experienced attorneys, fill out a form or give us a call and we would be happy to discuss your situation with you.