The present legal landscape, along with emerging policies and regulations for the oil and gas industry, can make it difficult to assess the prudency of a particular business practice, or plan. The Burns White Energy Group can remove a substantial amount of guesswork related to pending business decisions by offering sound legal advice on a host of business and transactional matters, including:

  • Areas of risks and methods of risk minimization
  • Employment matters, including employment contracts, employee severance and termination agreements, employment policies, employee handbooks, and occupational health and safety programs
  • Preparation, review, and negotiation of contracts such as lease agreements, joint operating agreements, farm-out and farm-in agreements, exploration agreements, overriding royalty interests, conveyances, net profits interest, drilling contracts, seismic agreements, master service agreements, joint ventures, pooling and unitization agreements, and gas balancing agreements