Oil and gas law issues and related mineral rights issues permeate the landscape of real estate and business in Northern Colorado. The attorneys at Otis & Bedingfield, LLC have extensive experience handling oil and gas and other mineral issues in all types of transactions. We can also help if a dispute arises over mineral rights or land use.
Negotiating an oil and gas lease is a very involved process that touches upon a variety of issues. The assistance of experienced counsel in preparing or evaluating the lease is essential. The oil and gas attorneys at O&B assist in preparation or review of the numerous other documents that arise in oil and gas development, including surface use agreements, easement agreements, drilling agreements, operating agreements, and pooling agreements. We also assist in obtaining or interpreting division orders and forced pooling orders.
Often, parties may have an interest in the royalty rights of a particular well. These may include landowners, leaseholders, other companies or key personnel, heirs, and more. Often these disputes require intervention by a mediator or the court to resolve. We also handle disputes over the payment of royalties, the ownership of mineral rights, and the use of the surface, including reasonable accommodation doctrine disputes.