Oil & Gas/Energy Litigation

Kelly Hart’s Oil & Gas/Energy attorneys represent oil and gas operators and producers, pipeline companies, landowners and royalty owners in all types of oil and gas/energy related litigation, including:

  • disputes concerning operating agreements and development of producing properties between working interest owners
  • pooling disputes, including bad faith pooling and Mineral Interest Pooling Act claims
  • royalty disputes of all types, including class actions and audit disputes
  • disputes concerning seismic trespass and the misappropriation of technical secrets and other confidential information
  • disputes concerning inverse condemnation of mineral rights by a governmental entity
  • disputes concerning the denial or revocation of municipal drilling permits
  • lease termination disputes
  • adverse possession claims affecting mineral interests and prescriptive easements
  • disputes concerning master service agreements and shifting of liabilities under anti-indemnity legislation
  • trespass claims, including subsurface and seismic trespass
  • surface damage and environmental disputes, including claims of damage from hydraulic fracture stimulation and defense against Environmental Protection Agency suits and actions
  • alleged nuisance claims related to oil and gas operations
  • defense of oil and gas related personal injury claims
  • tax suits affecting oil and gas interests