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Oil and Natural Gas Litigation

Extensive litigation expertise includes successful representation in hundreds of complex oil and gas actions.

Attorneys in the Oil & Gas Natural Litigation Practice Group at Phillips Murrah maintain a diverse client base with a broad scope of needs. Our clients include exploration and production companies, gas processing and pipeline companies, gas storage companies, refineries, service companies, manufacturers and distributors of parts and equipment used in the industry, and end users.

Our legal team’s expertise in this area includes:

  • Breach of contract
  • Drainage
  • Proper accounting for post-production costs
  • Under-reporting and under-payment of royalty
  • Construction of oil and gas leases
  • Surface and subsurface damages
  • Construction of joint operating agreements
  • Propriety of intra-company sales
  • Determination of payout
  • Gas balancing and oversold reserves
  • Gas pipeline transportation, compression and dehydration charges
  • Breach of warranty and product liability relating to down-hole failure cases
  • Class actions
  • Affiliate transactions
  • Impropriety in natural gas liquids extraction plant operations
  • Piercing the corporate veil
  • Fraud, bad faith and tortious conduct giving rise to punitive damages
  • RICO
  • Anti-trust violations
  • Collection of unpaid joint interest billings
  • Perfection and enforcement of liens on behalf of oil and gas companies and vendors
  • Prosecution and defense of lien avoidance actions

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