Oil & Gas Transactions

Houston Oil and Gas Lease Attorneys

Zukowski, Bresenhan & Piazza LLP represents clients involved in the acquisition, development and exploration of oil and gas properties. Some of our services include: (i) handling oil and gas contract drafting, leasing, review and implementation issues; (ii) preparing title opinions ranging from leasehold opinions to division order opinions to unit opinions to limited acquisition opinions; (iii) resolving oil and gas disputes through litigation, arbitration and mediation; and (iv) representing clients in regulatory matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas. Firm partner is board-certified in oil and gas law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and firm partner was a hearings examiner (administrative law judge) with the Railroad Commission of Texas.

As a practical note, we understand that many of the transactions involving oil and gas leases, drilling and/or royalties may involve “custom and usage in the trade”, which relies heavily upon personal experience. Oil and gas contracts do not lend themselves to a particular pre-written form. As such, unless you have an oil and gas lawyer with a good background in custom and usage in the trade, it is more than likely that your landman will have more experience drafting the contract than your lawyer will.

Zukowski, Bresenhan & Piazza LLP offers a high level of experience in oil and gas law. Our expertise allows us to help oil and gas companies in a wide variety of matters, from exploration and production to pipeline work. We help our clients get into deals and out of deals, from the beginning of a project until the end.

Oil and Gas Transactions

Our oil and gas lawyers handle agreements related to acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas, including:

  • oil and gas leases
  • drilling contracts
  • purchase and sale agreements
  • title opinions
  • joint operating agreements
  • confidentiality agreements
  • seismic agreements
  • liens

The attorneys who handle these areas are, Pascal P. Piazza and Susan A. Stanton.

Our representative oil and gas and energy clients include:

  • Anderson Producing
  • Atinum E&P, Inc.
  • Border to Border Exploration
  • Blue Moon Exploration
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas
  • Energy Reserves Group
  • Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc.
  • Ergon Exploration, Inc.
  • EnergyQuest
  • Gaither Petroleum
  • Nelda and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation
  • OGE, L.L.C.
  • PFM, L.L.C.
  • Plains Exploration and Production Company
  • Savannah Oil & Gas I, L.P.
  • Southern Bay Energy, L.L.C.
  • Stalker Energy, L.P.
  • Stephens Production Company
  • Wagner & Brown, Ltd.
  • Whittier Energy Company

Our law firm represents clients throughout Texas and the Houston area, including Montgomery, Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Waller, Fort Bend, and Harris counties. We also serve clients outside of Texas who have oil and gas issues in Texas.

Contact our oil and gas transaction attorneys to schedule a confidential consultation.