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.
The English law approach to mutual indemnities in the offshore oil and gas sector.
Limitation of liability clauses are a key provision in commercial contracts, but are particularly important for service providers in the offshore oil and gas industry, given the risks associated with oil and gas operations. This guide provides a summary of the key issues relating to the drafting of limitation of liability clauses and considers how these provisions have been interpreted by the English courts in recent years.
A Texas appellate court sided with Panda Power Generation Infrastructure Fund after reversing an earlier decision that granted Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) sovereign immunity, applying three recent Texas Supreme Court decisions confirming that sovereign immunity does not extend to private entities like ERCOT. The Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas also concluded that the Texas Legis [...]