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Colorado Drilling & Operating Agreements

Legal Services for Oil and Gas Project Agreements

Operating agreements specify the roles of parties involved in a particular project. At Cantafio & Song PLLC we assist individuals and businesses with drafting, reviewing, negotiating or litigating drilling and operating agreements for oil and gas projects. If you have a need involving a contract transaction or a drilling and operating agreement dispute, we encourage you to contact a knowledgeable Colorado oil and gas lawyer at our firm. We believe that retaining experienced legal counsel to handle the complex elements of oil and gas agreements is essential to the long term success of such agreements; and we will gladly answer your questions and determine how we may be able to meet your needs now and in the future.

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Some purposes of a drilling and operating agreement are defining roles, delineating rights and responsibilities, providing for bill payment and determining lien rights if bills are not paid. Numerous parties can be involved in a single oil and gas project including:

  • Mineral rights owners: may be the federal government down to a single individual
  • Royalty interests parties: may provide an oil and gas lease to one or several companies
  • Working interest owner (or lessee): may be a single party or a partnership

If you require oil and gas transactions, retaining our firm may be the best plan to protect your interests. We are proficient in all oil and gas law matters and in addition to drilling and operating agreements, some services we provide include document review and consultation, surface use agreements, royalty disputes and litigation and oil and gas partnership agreements. We can also provide representation to any party involved in a drilling and operating dispute that arose from a poorly written agreement or from a flagrant breach of contract.

Our attorneys have decades of experience and have been recognized by peers in the Colorado Super Lawyer magazine and under the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System.

For help with your drilling and operating agreements, contact a Colorado oil and gas law attorney at Cantafio & Song PLLC today. 

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    "He has guided us through multiple business transactions with effective, concise, and productive negotiations."

    One of the many reasons we continue to retain Ralph for legal services is that we feel we get honest value in the time spent on our projects. His negotiations are direct, fair, and produce results.

    - Katy
    "He helped me with a very difficult legal situation."

    Ralph is thorough and hard-working. I would recommend him to anyone.

    - Former Client
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    When things went wrong, they were there for me.

    - James

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  • Distinguished Reputation in the Industry
    Attorney Ralph Cantafio is well known in the oil and gas industry throughout the western United States. He has established an excellent reputation in the industry not only through his exceptional legal work but also due to his lectures at industry events
    ( generally 2-4 times per year), academic writings, and his time as a college professor. Ralph's lectures and teachings generally consists of oil and gas agreements and negotiations, global energy management, and legal environment of business.
  • Unparalleled Experience in Oil & Gas Law

    Our team has over three decades of combined experience in oil and gas law, including assisting every type of client ( lessors, lessees, operators, etc.), each at every stage of the oil and gas business ( from upstream to downstream activities). Our team also has unparalleled experience in civil litigation ( including construction), corporate and commercial law, natural resources mediation and arbitration, and commercial transactions ( including residential and commercial real estate). 

  • Licensed Throughout the United States

    Our team is ready to assist you with our oil and gas law needs throughout the United States, including in Alaska, Colorado, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.