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Drilling & Operating Agreements

Drilling and operating agreements in the oil and gas industry are complex, specifying the roles of all parties involved in a particular undertaking. At the Amaro Law Firm we help individuals and businesses with all of their drilling and operating agreement transactions. If you require legal assistance to draft or negotiate an agreement or address a drilling and operating agreement dispute, we encourage you to contact a knowledgeable attorney at our firm. We can answer your questions and determine how we may be able to meet your legal needs now and in the future.

We are proficient in all oil and gas law matters, including the drafting, negotiation, review and if necessary the litigating of drilling and operating agreements. Additionally, some services we also provide include: subsurface oil and gas leases, surface use agreementsoil and gas pipeline leases and lease disputes. We can also provide representation to any party involved in a drilling and operating dispute arising from a poorly written agreement or from a flagrantbreach of contract.

Role Specifications

The purposes of drilling and operating agreements are to defining roles, outline rights and obligations, provide for bill payment and determine lien rights if bills go unpaid. The parties typically involved in a single oil and gas project include:

  • Mineral rights owners
  • Working interest owner (or lessee)
  • Royalty interests parties

If you are in need of oil and gas transactions, including those involving drilling and operating agreements, we invite you to talk with us. We have over 22 years of experience in oil and gas law in the state of Texas and value the connections we have made in our communities. We are smart and thorough and “In It to Win It” for our clients. We enjoy memberships in the American Association for Justice, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the North Texas Legal Association and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, and welcome you scheduling an appointment with us.