Otis & Bedingfield, LLC attorney James Godbold appointed to the Larimer County Oil and Gas Regulations Task Force
This 15-member task force will advise the County on local regulations to supplement Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (“COGCC”) and other state agency rules.
The members of this Task Force will be responsible for learning about and understanding the extent of local jurisdiction authority in Colorado regarding oil and gas regulations. Members will monitor and respond to state and legislative changes that might affect local authority. The Task Force will also review examples of regulations from other Colorado counties to determine what approaches may work for Larimer county. They will also review and provide input on draft oil and gas regulation for Larimer county.
“I am excited about the opportunity to work collaboratively with other members of this community to have a meaningful impact on the creation of regulations for responsible development of oil and gas resources within Larimer County,” said James Godbold.
James has experience handling many facets of the oil and gas industry. He has represented mineral owners, oil and gas operators, well service companies, pipeline companies, construction companies, land holding companies, oil refineries and industry associations throughout Colorado, Indiana, and Kentucky. His experience includes lease negotiation and acquisition, and related exploration and production issues. He has experience negotiating and preparing surface use agreements, joint operating agreements, participation agreements, oil and gas leases, confidentiality agreements, and purchase and sale agreements. He routinely advises clients on relevant regulations, case law, and statutes as they relate to the oil and gas industry.
James Godbold’s practice with Otis & Bedingfield, LLC focuses on oil and gas, real estate, and litigation.