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Oil and gas production is so significant to the Texas economy that, if the state were a nation of its own, it would rank among the top oil-producing countries in the world.

At Carrington Coleman, we have energy experience to match Texas’ big energy industry. We’ve been doing significant work for companies in the oil and gas business for decades, handling deals of all kinds, resolving disputes, and advising clients effectively in building and protecting their energy businesses and holdings. We’ve worked in the international energy industry, as well, and have the experience to meet our clients’ needs — whatever, and wherever, they may be.

With respect to energy deals, Carrington Coleman can help guide clients in the following areas:

  • Acquisitions and divestitures
  • Lending transactions, including reserve-based lending transactions
  • Energy project finance, both debt and equity
  • Joint development and joint exploration agreements
  • Farm-outs and farm-ins
  • Entity formation and capitalization
  • Contracts for the sale of produced oil and gas
  • Acquisitions of processing plants, pipelines, and other midstream facilities
  • Oil and gas leasing
  • Environmental counseling on compliance and remediation
  • Mergers and acquisitions

In an industry as vital and complex as oil and gas, it pays to be prepared for the unexpected. When things don’t go as planned, we have the experience and knowledge—and importantly, the trial lawyers—to guide our clients through. We’ve worked extensively with independent exploration and production companies in all of the following:

  • Disputes with landowners
  • Disputes under joint operating agreements
  • Disputes with investors
  • Disputes with purchasers of oil or gas
  • Defending clients in critical suits involving fiduciary duties, financings, buyout negotiations, mergers, and domestic and foreign operations
  • Counseling boards of directors and executives in critical business litigation and corporate governance matters
  • Counseling creditor’s committees, trustees, and secured lenders in insolvency proceedings involving oil and gas companies

Our oil and gas experience runs deep. Click below to learn more about how we can help with specific legal issues: