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Oil and Gas Lawyers in Texas

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Texas Oil & GasA number of environmental, financial, and legal issues are involved in the drilling for and extraction of oil and gas. Responsibility for environmental clean-up, as well as a royalty schedule, must be addressed in lease agreements between landowners and oil and gas companies.

At the oil and gas law firm of Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, P.C., our Texas oil and gas attorneys are prepared to consult environmental experts, surveyors, and engineers when representing our clients’ financial and legal interests. Our legal team works to protect our clients from exposure to unwanted liability which could result in legal difficulties and financial responsibility for environmental problems that impact surrounding property owned by others.

Texas Oil and Gas Law

Texas Law of Oil and Gas is the only publication devoted exclusively to Texas oil and gas. It combines the text of all the relevant laws, regulations, and rulings with expert thoughts and comments.

  • Volume One focuses on the common law of oil and gas, legal doctrines on ownership and transfer oil and gas leases.
  • Volume Two is about the statutes and Railroad Commission rules governing conservation of oil and gas in Texas via regulation of drilling, production, and voluntary unitization.
  • Volume Three covers the latest on farmouts, assignments, operation agreements, and relevant statutes.

We have years of experience in representing landowners in matters related to oil, gas, and mineral exploration and extraction. To schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can help you, contact the law office of Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, P.C. today.

Legal Considerations Involved in Oil & Gas Agreements

Why do you need an oil attorney to represent you throughout the process of an oil and gas agreement? It's fair to say that these types of agreements are complex and that each one comes with its own unique challenges and circumstances.

The law office of Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, P.C. advises and represents clients in regard to the following oil and gas issues:

  • Water rights
  • EPA and environmental clean-up liability
  • Royalty disputes
  • Determining royalties
  • Lease agreements for oil and gas
  • Indemnification and insurance
  • Duty to Market
  • Drainage issues
  • Seismic surveys
  • Mineral rights
  • Pooled agreements
  • Surface agreements

If you are looking to navigate your legal matter as seamlessly as possible, we would strongly recommend hiring an oil lawyer at the onset. With over half a century of experience, our legal team is equipped and ready to effectively represent your rights and interests.

Considerations when Drilling or Extracting Oil, Gas & Minerals

If you own minerals or have royalties near a producing oil or gas well, or if you are in a pooled unit of a well that is producing, you may be experiencing money damages without being aware of it. For a free initial consultation to discuss your specific situation, contact the Texas oil and gas attorneys of Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, P.C. today.

An oil company that has an oil, gas, and mineral lease on any part of the land or minerals owned by you owes you certain specific legal duties:

  • To protect you against the drainage of your oil or gas (royalties) by a nearby well;
  • Not to pool your land, minerals or royalties with land that has no oil, gas or minerals under it;
  • Not to produce a nearby well at such a high rate that it damages oil and gas reserves under your land;
  • To protect your mineral or royalty interest against loss as a result of the way oil and gas are produced from a reservoir under your land through a well on or near your land;
  • To pay you the royalty price called for in the oil and gas lease.

If you believe that the oil company you have a lease agreement with is not fulfilling their legal duties, then give us a call at (361) 678-3233 or contact us online to arrange a free, initial case evaluation today.

Who Do You Turn to When You Have Been Deprived of Texas Oil Royalties?

Contact the Victoria oil and gas lawyers of Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, P.C. We can also provide legal services required for oil and gas exploration and property acquisition as well as prosecuting and defending oil and gas related matters in litigation. Travis Edwards is able to handle all of your transactional oil, gas, and mineral law needs.

A free consultation is only a phone call away. Dial (361) 678-3233. Se habla español. We are experts on Texas oil and gas laws.

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