Oil & Gas/Natural Resources Law

imgsm-17[1]We are experienced in working with joint interest operating issues and the other legal aspects of the oil and gas and natural resources industry. Carl’s particular background as a petroleum engineer allows a special understanding of issues presented by oil and gas producing companies, oil and gas service companies, and engineering firms in most legal matters, including:

  • Oil & Gas litigation, including
    • oil/gas service company liens;
    • prosecuting and defending operator removals;
    • rights of ingress and surface damages;
    • the prudent development of leases;
    • preferential purchase rights;
    • the construction and breach of all kinds of oil and gas contracts;
    • operator liens;
    • general common law claims within the industry;
    • and much more
  • Acquisition of producing properties, including

    • preliminary term sheets and initial letters of intent;
    • negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement;
    • handling of title due diligence, including notices of title defects on behalf of the purchaser;
    • closing of the transaction and preparation of record assignments and conveyances; and
    • preparation of transition agreements if the seller temporarily continues as the operator after closing.
  • Oil and gas leasehold and operations
  • Operating Agreements
  • Mechanic’s lien law filing and defense
  • Accounts receivable collection
  • Wind energy lease review

Carl Doré, Jr. is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas, since 1988.