Oil & Gas
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Oil & Gas

Sprouse Shrader Smith has extensive experience in providing customized legal services for the oil, gas, energy and other natural resources industries.  Our attorneys are solution-focused and result-oriented, and we pride ourselves in helping our clients achieve their goals.

Several of our attorneys have served as in-house counsel for oil and gas companies which has enabled us to have a greater understanding of the business aspects of the industry.  we have the unique ability to handle large scale title projects within our clients’ timeframes, with over 15 experienced title attorneys available.  In addition to significant title work in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico – with several attorneys licensed to practice in those states – we represent clients at all phases of upstream oil and gas operations and handle questions surrounding horizontal drilling and allocation wells, secondary recover, surface use issues, conflicts between the mineral and surface estate, acquiring and developing resource plays, and royalty payment issues.  We represent large publicly held companies as well as small independent companies and landowners in the area.

Our Oil & Gas lawyers have substantial experience in the following industry transactions, operations and litigation:

  • Asset and Equity Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Title Opinions (Drilling, Division Order, Acquisition and Lending)
  • Joint Operating and Farmout Agreements
  • Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  • Horizontal Well Issues/Allocation Wells
  • Royalty Payment Questions
  • Mineral Lease Review and Negotiation
  • Equity Raises (Private Placement Memoranda)
  • Surface Use Agreements, Surface Leases, Easements & Other Surface Use Issues
  • Poolings & Unitizations
  • Royalty, Net-profit & Carried-interest Agreements
  • Construction and Ownership Agreements
  • Project Management Contracts
  • Title Due Diligence
  • Lending