Deep Experience in Oil & Gas Disputes

Oil RigThe oil and gas industries are big business and generate big wealth. When things go wrong and conflict arises, call on the attorneys at DeHay & Elliston to handle legal issues from acquisition to disposition. Disputes can arise in many various areas, sometimes requiring litigation to resolve matters.

Some types of disputes that occur include:

  • Royalty Payments
  • Lease Access
  • Surface Damage
  • Lease Termination
  • Operator Compliance with Lease Terms and Implied Lease Covenants
  • Lease Options
  • Acreage Selection Agreements
  • Pooling and Unitization Agreements
  • Nonpayment of Delay Rentals
  • Division Order Agreements Between Operator and Net Revenue Interest Owners
  • Title Disputes, including Easements and Pipelines and Suits to Quiet Title
  • Slander of Title
  • Seismic Shooting and Geophysical Trespas


DeHay & Elliston has the experience that goes beyond the basics of business contract law. We can handle a wide range of oil and gas litigation and other issues pertaining to energy law.