Oil and Gas Litigation

Onshore or offshore, domestic or international, we have the experience to handle your oil and gas dispute. We can provide an early risk assessment to avoid litigation, successfully argue to an appellate court, or anything in between. Our ability to find the right solution comes from a keen understanding of the oil and gas industry and our team’s dedication to excellent client service.

Our clients include the largest publicly-traded corporations, independent producers, individuals, operators, non-operators, buyers and sellers of oil and gas properties, lenders and borrowers, and oilfield service companies of every kind.

Our attorneys have deep experience with today’s oil and gas industry disputes, from upstream to downstream, and have navigated cases involving all of these areas:

  • Joint operating agreements
  • Leases and assignments
  • Farm-out agreements
  • Exploration agreements
  • Preferential rights to purchase
  • Participation in areas of mutual interest
  • Asset purchases and sales
  • Oilfield service agreements
  • Oilfield equipment and pipeline failures
  • Accounting procedures
  • Prudent drilling and workover operations
  • Hydraulic fracturing  
  • Pipeline condemnations and easements
  • Pipeline construction
  • Natural gas storage facilities
  • Royalties and revenue interests
  • Employment and non-compete issues
  • Trade secrets theft and protection
  • Fiduciary duty claims
  • Secured and unsecured liens
  • Environmental and nuisance claims
  • Shale and non-conventional development
  • Bankruptcy and workouts
  • OSHA enforcement

Armed with this experience, Haynes and Boone’s core teamwork philosophy also means our oil and gas clients gain immediate access to the attorneys that best fit their needs.

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Melanie Willems Shares Thoughts on Diversity in Mealey’s International Arbitration Report
September 07, 2021

Melanie Willems, chair of Haynes and Boone, LLP’s International Arbitration Practice Group in the London office, was featured in a Mealey’s International Arbitration Report article about diversity among arbitrators seated on international arbitration tribunals. Below is an excerpt: Mealey’s: How important is diversity among the arbitrators seated on international arbitration tribunals to percept [...]