The members of Gray and Becker’s oil and gas section collectively have more than 100 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and legal field. Our attorneys attempt to resolve oil and gas issues amicably, but recognize that some circumstances require decisive action through ligation.
Oil and Gas Litigation
Our attorneys litigate issues relating to leases, royalties, ownership, mineral interests, title disputes, production, exploration, transportation, operating agreements, joint venture agreements, farmout agreements, purchase and sale agreements, gas contracts, pooling agreements, unitization agreements, surface waivers, and receiverships. We represent mineral owners, surface owners, producers, transporters, refiners, and traders. Our clients include individuals and companies, large and small.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in all phases of oil and gas litigation from trial through appeal. We act as lead counsel and co-counsel with other law firms and attorneys. We have attorneys that are board certified in civil trial law and oil, gas, and mineral law.
Oil and Gas Transactional
We assist in mineral management, buying and selling mineral rights, leasing, audits, division orders, operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, as well as preparing and reviewing various oil and gas agreements for upstream, midstream, and downstream transactions.
Oil and Gas Regulatory
Our attorneys handle cases at the Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas General Land Office. We offer advice and represent clients in a variety of oil and gas regulatory matters.
Oil and Gas Title Examination
Our title examiners have performed runsheet, standup, and abstract title examinations in every producing county in Texas. We review title instruments, render and review title opinions, including drilling title opinions, acquisition title opinions, division order title opinions, and title opinions rendered in connection with the purchase and sale of ranch and mineral properties.