Oil & Gas Law

Schexnaydre Law Firm, LLC, is extensively involved in the oil and gas development industry in South Louisiana, East 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

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 Ft. 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

Contact Schexnaydre Law Firm, LLC

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