Oil and Gas Law Attorney in Colorado
Legal Action over Royalties
Negotiations of oil & gas leases almost always include a provision for the payment of royalties on the production of the well. The lessee who operates the well will be required to pay royalties to the lessor if and when the well does produce, and the amount will be set at a predetermined percentage of the well production. In most cases, the lessee will have to pay a shut-in royalty in order to maintain the lease, even if the operation of the well is suspended during the term of the lease. Legal disputes over royalty payments are common in our area, and in too many cases it is the land owner or title holder who loses out.
If you are a surface owner or mineral interest co-owner and you have been faced with late payment, partial payment or refusal to pay on the part of the mining company who leased out your land, you should not delay in speaking with an experienced Colorado oil and gas law lawyer who can advise you of your rights. You can take legal action to resolve the dispute and obtain payment. Most often, the best approach is to work with your attorney to conduct detailed research of the relevant documents, such as the surface use agreement, and the drilling operating agreement. You can save time and money by gaining compliance on the royalty payment outside of court, but it is important to find an attorney who is willing to enter litigation should this prove necessary.
Royalty Disputes & Litigation
With our many years of experience practicing in the field of oil and gas law, Cantafio & Song PLLC is well equipped to help you with any type of dispute over royalty payments. You may be one of the many land owners who has been frustrated by the unfair payment practices of an oil or gas company but we want you to know that you have a right to demand the money that is lawfully yours. One of our attorneys can meet with you to conduct a document review and consultation to determine whether you have a case.
Contact a Colorado oil and gas law lawyer for aggressive representation of your rights to receive royalty payments on your well.