Oil & Gas Law

Schexnaydre Law Firm, LLC, is extensively involved in the oil and gas development industry in South Louisiana, East Texas, South Texas and West Texas's Permian Basin. Our attorneys provide high-quality transactional services and litigation support, and the oil and gas business is a primary focus of our firm's legal practice.

We represent large and small oil companies, independent producers and operators, and landowners in practically all areas of energy operations, including:

  • Drafting and negotiating oil and gas leases
  • Drafting and negotiating AAPL-610 operating agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating IADC drilling contracts
  • Drafting and negotiating Private Placement Memoranda
  • Analyzing the use of Volumetric Production Payments
  • Assignments and acquisitions
  • Farmout, operating and unit agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Surface use agreements
  • Title disputes
  • Breach of contract and business torts
  • Drainage and development disputes
  • Disputes over document interpretations
  • Environmental disputes
  • Hearings before the Railroad Commission of Texas

Case-Specific Examples

With our wealth of experience and contacts in the oil and gas industry, we are able to represent energy industry clients in every phase of energy-related transactions and litigation.

Following are notable case-specific examples of our services:

  • Representation of upstream and downstream oil companies in contractual, regulatory and joint operating agreements; acquisitions; financial matters; SEC compliance; divestures; and civil and criminal litigation
  • Representation of an oil and gas exploration and production company in the acquisition of an 11-well, $15 million oil well and SWD package in three counties in West Texas in the Permian Basin
  • Representation of an international oilfield supplies broker in breach of contract litigation regarding oil and gas transactions in the Russian Federation
  • Representation of a Fortune 100 oilfield X-ray equipment manufacturer in products liability litigation
  • Representation of an oil and gas exploration and production company in litigation against a former operator for breach of contract and fraud for top leasing and intentionally causing the primary lease to lapse
  • Representation of an oil and gas operating company in a Section 363 purchase of oil and gas properties out of United States Bankruptcy Court in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Representation of an oil and gas exploration and production company as a stalking horse bidder for gas wells from a debtor-in-possession company in United States Bankruptcy Court in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Representation of the seller of an oil and gas exploration and production company to a foreign corporation while retaining royalty interests in numerous fields for the seller
  • Representation of a buyer/seller of D6 and other fossil fuels to and from international producers and refineries
  • Representation of an oil and gas exploration and production company in the purchase of oil and gas properties in East Texas
  • Representation of an oil and gas operating company in the operation of oil and gas properties in south Louisiana
  • Representation of an oil and gas operating company in workover operations of oil and gas properties in south Louisiana
  • Representation of an oil and gas operating company before the Louisiana DEQ for alleged unlawful discharge of oil and saltwater
  • Representation of an oil and gas professional in breach of contract litigation against former co-owners of oil and gas properties in Louisiana and Mississippi
  • Representation of an oil and gas exploration and production company in the evaluation of a potential acquisition of a multi-million dollar oil and gas package in the Bakken Shale
  • Representation of an oil and gas exploration and production company in the evaluation of a potential acquisition of a $1.2 million oil and gas package in Jackson County, Texas
  • Preparation and recording of oil and gas lease assignments in Dawson, Martin and Terry counties in the Permian Basin in West Texas
  • Representation of a major oil company in numerous cases involving offshore oil platform litigation
  • Representation of oil and gas operator before the Railroad Commission of Texas to obtain an order superseding a prior plugging order

Contact Schexnaydre Law Firm, LLC

To arrange an initial consultation, contact Schexnaydre Law Firm in Mandeville, Louisiana, at 888-339-0696.