Oil and Gas Law

Oil & Gas Operators and Royalty Owners

Texas Oil and Gas LawAttorney Michael J. Henry in Fort Worth, Texas handles all aspects of oil and gas litigation from the most simple quiet title actions to complex contractual disputes and class action royalty litigation. We have the depth and experience to handle complex oil and gas related transactions.

The Law of Oil & Gas in the State of Texas has a rich and detailed history. The Law involves a combination of, among other areas, Property Law, Contract Law, and Rules regarding Probate. 

Do you have mineral rights? Before you sign a surface lease, mineral rights lease, joint lease agreement or the purchase or sale of a lease, protect your rights by contacting Attorney Michael J. Henry in Fort Worth, Texas.

As a firm who understands oil and gas law in Texas, Attorney Michael J. Henry is prepared to take care of all your oil and gas concerns by helping you navigate the process of protecting your rights through the formation of royalty trusts or various legal entities, drafting leases, or assisting with working interests.

Additionally, as your oil and gas attorney, we take into account your long-term and tax concerns when handling your mineral matters. Proper handling of oil and gas transactions up front can help prevent potential problems or litigation later.

Attorney Michael J. Henry has handled cases involving the following disputes in the Oil & Gas setting:

  • Legal interpretation of an Operating Agreement
  • Legal interpretation of a Drilling Contract
  • Cancellation of Oil & Gas Leases
  • Bad Faith Pooling
  • Determination of whether or not leases are held by production
  • Damage to wells by either defective equipment or sub-par workmanship

Oil and Gas Injuries

The search for, production of, transportation of and storage of oil and gas is an industry, that by its very nature requires a high degree of care. The equipment used in this industry is heavy, moved often, and much of the time involves pressurized fluids or gases. The recent explosion in gas drilling has caused many inexperienced or ill-trained individuals to be placed into supervisory positions. Also, the fluids necessary to drill and frack Barnett Shale wells require an influx of tanker trucks. 

These risks exist not only in rural areas around Fort Worth, but within the very city limits of Fort Worth and its suburban neighboring cities. Oftentimes, oil and gas operations require the coordination of several entities including operator, drilling company, service company and landowner to conduct a particular operation.

Attorney Michael J. Henry was raised working in the North Texas oil field and he and his predecessor firm have handled a myriad of oil and gas cases. Also, by their nature, Oil & Gas Injuries involve principles of Trucking Liability, Products Liability, and Premises Liability.

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