Practice AreasOil, Gas, & Energy Law

Oil, gas and energy has always been a primary focus of the Brooks Law, LLP practice. Because all of our oil and gas lawyers have worked for oil and gas exploration and service companies, we have a complete understanding of the business. Our knowledge of the mechanics of the industry enables us to provide a high level of legal service to our clients, whether they are an individual, small company or large public company. We have assisted clients in oil and gas matters in Texas, New Mexico and Pennsylvania in the Barnette Shale, Utica Shale, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Cline Shale and numerous other plays. This experience has enabled our attorneys to develop a complex understanding of the legal issues that arise with respect to landowner relations, water use, horizontal drilling, fracing, regulatory agency rules and pooled and proration unit creation and optimization. Our oil and gas clients include: exploration and production companies; mineral, royalty and landowners; banks and financial institutions; trucking companies; well service companies; drilling contractors; disposal and freshwater station owners; and equipment manufacturers, to name a few.  In addition to our extensive oil and gas practice, we have represented a number of clients with matters related to wind and water rights and operations related thereto.  Our attorneys understand that timing is everything in the oil, gas and energy industry and we work diligently and effectively to ensure that our clients’ goals and needs are met in a timely manner. Our #1 goal is to provide the practical counsel necessary to ensure the sustainability and profitability of our clients’ operations and interests. We provide oil, gas and energy related legal services in a number of areas, including:

  • Title work, including Drilling, Division Order, Leasehold and Acquisition Title Opinions
  • Lender and borrower opinions
  • Due diligence
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Financing and capital markets
  • Oil and gas production and exploration related contract and document review and preparation, including joint operating agreements, jib statements, participation agreements.
  • Pooled and proration unit document review and preparation
  • Oilfield equipment contracts and master service agreements
  • Lease and surface use agreement negotiation
  • Environmental and regulatory, including RRC hearings, permitting and documentation
  • Water use and fluid disposal planning and transportation
  • Water purchase and lease agreements
  • Wind leases and wind farm operations
  • Mineral purchase and sell transactions
  • Litigation, including defense and investigation of injury or accident claims
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