Energy & Natural Resources
Mineral Title Services
We cover all aspects of the title examination and analysis process, including full and limited title examination and title due diligence. Our oil and gas title examination and analysis services include:
- Full drilling title opinions
- Acquisition title opinions
- Division order opinions
- Due diligence review of title
- Curative measures required to clear and release locations
Because our oil and gas attorneys regularly structure, draft, review and negotiate contracts relating to the production and development of exploration projects, including preparation of drilling & operating agreements, development agreements, joint operating agreements, cooperation agreements, AMIs, farmout agreements, and term assignments, our title examination brings with it the depth and experience necessary to provide value to our clients.
We assist in the seller’s preparation for a sale, the buyer’s preparation for an acquisition, the negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement, the due diligence process, all ancillary documents leading up to the closing, and on post-closing matters as well.
To provide for efficient delivery of legal services, we have assisted our clients in preparing specific field documents tailored to a particular region or a complete exploration project that can be used by a land department with minimal additional modification by in-house counsel. These template documents and projects include oil and gas leases, memoranda of leases, affidavits, letters of intent, purchase agreements, and term assignments.
– Bruce F. Rudoy