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Breach of Oil & Gas Development Agreement Decades of Experience By Your Side

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Has Your Agreement Been Breached?

An oil and gas deveopment agreement is an agreement designed to lock in a quick production of oil and/or gas in paying amounts. It transfers an interest in oil and gas to another party with the goal of making the mineral estate profitable to both parties. Do you have a development agreement that you believe has been breached? If so, at Cantafio & Song PLLC we can represent you in matters affecting a development agreement, and have an experienced Colorado oil and gas law attorney available who can answer your questions, review your agreement and offer advice as to your next steps. Please contact us to schedule your initial consultation.

Breach of Oil and Gas Development Agreement

The goal of profitability is attained in oil and gas development agreements through the lessee's exploration, development and production of resources located in the leased property. While lease agreements are good to have, they can be a source of an assortment of legal disputes due to the number of express and implied obligations. Our widespread experience in royalty disputes and litigation spans all issues in lease agreements, from improper road maintenance to excessive road construction to noise violations. Some other issues include the following:

  • Surface use issues
  • Lease termination issues
  • Blowout-related claims
  • Breach of the implied land marketing covenant
  • Breach of drilling obligations
  • Bad faith pooling issues
  • Failure to protect the leasehold from drainage
  • Breach of the leasehold development duty
  • After production deduction- from-royalties claims

If hired as counsel in your agreement breach, we will provide skilled and experienced representation to safeguard your interests at every turn and help you achieve the outcome you are looking for in your case. Let us meet with you, examine the specifics of your lease and take charge from start to finish in your case.

To learn more about our full spectrum of services to clients in the gas and oil industry, we invite you to contact a Colorado oil and gas lawyer at Cantafio & Song PLLC. 

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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.