Oil & Gas Lease Rights Expert

Case Description:

An oil & gas lease rights expert was needed for a breach of contract and takings dispute involving suspension of property rights under certain oil & gas leases. The lease owners claimed that they suffered damages when rights they allegedly held under several leases for oil & gas exploration, development, and production were indefinitely suspended.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an oil & gas lease rights expert with prior experience as a petroleum landman or landlaw examiner in the oil & gas industry . This expert was required to have expertise in reviewing and oil, gas, and mineral leases and performing title examinations.

Experts Presented:

  • This expert is a professional landman who serves as a district land adviser for an U.S. oil & gas exploration and production company. He has over thirty-five years of experience in the oil & gas and mineral industry, focusing primarily on oil & gas exploration and production operations. His experience includes the negotiation of drilling and exploration agreements; oil, gas, and mineral exploration leases; surface use management and restoration agreements; and he has extensive experience reviewing oil & gas leases and performing title examinations. This expert has worked for several major oil & gas exploration and production companies, serving positions such as land district advisor, project manager, and president and chief executive officer. He has been a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) for over thirty years, and holds a B.A. IMS Reference # 5077265.

  • This expert has practiced oil & gas law for over thirty years in all aspects of the oil & gas industry including areas such as contracts, exploration, development, with extensive title experience. Presently he is senior partner in a law firm, where he specializes in title examination including real property and lease records and writing title opinions for the drilling of oil & gas wells. He started his oil & gas career as a landman and lobbyist for a major energy production company, and has held past positions as senior landman, land manager, and petroleum landman. He has also represented his employers at meetings and hearings before the oil & gas conservation commissions of two states and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He serves as a member of a prominent petroleum landmen professional organization where he served as chairman of the legal and legislative committee. He is also a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen and has published numerous articles in a prominent industry journal. He holds a B.A. in political science and a J.D. IMS Reference #5077247.

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