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Breach of Oil and Gas Development

Houston Oil & Gas Litigation Lawyer

Contracting for oil and gas development on your land can sometimes result in the violation of your mineral or surface rights. Whether these violations are intentional or unintentional, you may be due monetary compensation or other remedies such as specific performance or the rescission of your contract. I am Attorney Anthony Malley and I practice oil and gas lease law at my Houston law office of Malley Law Firm, PLLC. I am dedicated to helping my clients protect their legal rights and when it comes to oil and gas leases, ensuring that their rights under a contract are fully honored.

Oil and Gas Lease Development Lawsuits

Pursuing an action for breach of oil and gas development can ensue from the lack of, or over extension of, development, exploration, or production on your land. The intent of an oil and gas lease is for the development to inure to the benefit of both the gas company and the land owner. The proper drafting of an oil and gas lease agreement is the best way to avoid issues in the future. As the land owner, you most likely have transferred your interest in the oil and gas rights on and underneath your property to a company to quickly extract the substance from your land for a profitable amount. Issues which can arise include improper or damaging surface use, the unexpected termination of the lease or leases, claims relating to “blowouts” and the damages that result therefrom, bad faith pooling, the failure to protect your property from drainage, and even just the overall failure to produce paying oil and gas production.

If you have a problem that is concerning you about the development of your leasehold, please feel free to contact me at your convenience so that we can discuss your situation. I offer a free consultation where I will discuss your case in detail and review your contract to determine and identify any issues which may rise to the level of a cause of action. I am dedicated to my clients’ success and hope you will take the time to contact me today.


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