Call Now: 713-589-4822

Oil and gas

We are proud to work in a city with such deep ties to the oil industry and a high concentration of our Firm’s practice is devoted to serving that industry. We regularly represent service companies, operators and investors in connection with a wide range of oil and gas transactions.  This includes start-up consulting and business formation, commercial contract drafting and negotiation (with an emphasis on MSAs and supply agreements), employment agreements, purchase and sales of mineral working interests, business acquisitions, real estate contracts, financings, commercial debt collection, lien filings and dispute resolution.

Clients engaging our Firm in oil and gas matters get the benefit of legal counsel from an attorney with years spent in the industry and someone who can draw on prior in-house experience working for a multi-national industry player.  Examples of specific types of oil and gas matters we handle include:

  • Negotiating master service agreements (MSAs) on behalf of operators and service providers for both onshore and offshore work.

  • Negotiating supply agreements, such as proppant, chemical, storage and transloading agreements.

  • Start-up consulting and business formation.

  • Corporate policies and employee onboarding documents.

  • Corporate minutes and record clean-up.

  • Commercial contract drafting and negotiation

  • Risk assessment analysis of existing contracts.

  • Pre-litigation dispute resolution.

  • Vetting, coordinating and managing outside counsel.

Owing to our concentration in the oil and gas industry, we stay attuned to prevailing industry standards and contracting norms. Over the years, we have successfully negotiated countless contracts with many of the major players in the industry, including contracts covering operations from Midland, Texas to the UAE.

In the course of our practice, we have been fortunate to represent operators, pressure pumping companies, drilling companies, downhole tool companies, coil tubing companies, cementing companies, software and technology companies, industrial and pipeline service companies, chemical providers, transportation providers and safety companies. 

Our clients get the benefit of this experience and the knowledge we’ve collected along the way when they entrust us to handle their oil and gas matters.

Recent Representative Matters:

  • Master Service Agreement negotiations for US & Canada Directional Drilling and MWD service company.

  • Master Service Agreement negotiations for publicly traded US & Canada Pressure Pumping service company.

  • Master Service Agreement negotiations for developmental stage US completion tool company

  • Master Service Agreement negotiations for publicly traded operator with onshore and offshore operations.

  • Represented Chinese oilfield service company in connection with negotiating an acquisition of stake in US start up oilfield technology company.

  • Represented oil and gas investor in connection with the purchase of a 10% working interest in a Louisiana prospect.