Wyoming Oil And Gas

Experience Law Firm for Oil and Gas Litigation in Wyoming

Joe Frick Law, PLLC has experience representing landowners as well as oil and gas companies throughout Wyoming. We have experience in all matters relating to oil and gas from preparing complex, detailed title opinions to completing quiet title proceedings to defeat competing mineral interest claims. We represent individuals and companies throughout Wyoming, including the following areas:

  • Sheridan, WY
  • Gillette, WY
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Casper, WY
  • Buffalo, WY
  • Cody, WY
  • Douglas, WY
  • Rock Springs, WY
  • Natrona County, WY
  • Converse County, WY
  • Niobrara County, WY
  • Carbon County, WY
  • Sweetwater County, WY
  • Uinta County, WY
  • Platte County, WY

Oil and Gas Title Opinions

There are different categories of oil and gas title opinions. However, the basic premise of a title opinion is to identify all interest owners to a particular tract of land (including surface interest owners, royalty owners, overriding royalty interest owners, and operating interest owners), identify any defects relating to an interest owner’s chain of title, and identify any issues that may affect the oil and gas operations on the tract of land in question.

The process of preparing an oil and gas title opinion involves examining title documents relating to the tract of land including deeds, leases, lease assignment, lease release, etc. These documents are typically recorded within the county where the property is located. However, the documents may also be located at state and federal agencies.

The tract of land being examined may be owned by the federal government. In fact, the federal government owns approximately 30,000,000 acres, or 42%, of Wyoming. Federal ownership also makes the title opinion more complex because there are specific rules and regulations relating to oil and gas operations on federal land.

Drilling title opinions are prepared prior to the commencement of oil and gas operations on the tract of land in question. The opinion identifies all interest owners of the tract, identifies title defects relating to each owner’s interest, and suggests curative measures that must be taken in order to clear up said title defects. Drilling title opinions also identify any legal issues that need to be addressed in order to prevent operations from being hindered after said operations have commenced.

Division order title opinions are prepared after a well has been completed and is able to produce oil or gas in paying quantities. These opinions follow up on the issues raised in the drilling title opinion and identifies title defects that have not been cleared up and any transactions that may have transferred oil and gas interests since the effective date of the drilling title opinion. After oil or gas is being produced, a division order is a must to protect an oil and gas company from issues relating to title defects.

There are other categories of title opinions that are necessary in different situations such as acquisition title opinions, lender title opinions, drilling and division order title opinions, and supplemental title opinions. We have the experience to prepare the specific title opinion that you require.

Title Curative

One of the main purposes of a title opinion is to identify all interest owners of the tract of land that oil and gas operations are being conducted on and also identifying defects in said title. If there is a title defect in your chain of title that the oil and gas company has identified, the oil and gas company has the right to suspend any royalty payments to you until the title defect is cleared up. The oil and gas company must take certain steps in regards to your royalty payments, such as depositing the funds in an interest-bearing escrow account, however, you still must get your title cleared up before the company has to pay out.

Each title defect is unique in its own way and takes certain procedures to clear said defect. Depending on the defect, the curative measures that must be taken may be as simple as conducting an ancillary probate proceeding in a Wyoming court. However, if your title defect is complex, a more robust measure such as a quiet title action may be needed to cure the defect.

In any event, Joe Frick Law, PLLC has the experience to assist you in curing your title defect so that you may receive the proceeds that you are entitled to.

Oil and Gas Issues

There are numerous oil and gas issues that you may encounter. Joe Frick Law, PLLC has the capability to assist you whatever your issue may be. Specifically, we can help with matters such as:

  • Lease negotiations
  • Lease disputes
  • Oil and gas litigation
  • Quiet title proceedings
  • Royalty disputes
  • Joint operating interest disputes
  • Non-operating interest disputes
  • Surface disputes
  • Trespass claims
  • Any other issue that may arise during oil and gas production.

Contact Joe Frick Law, PLLC, Wyoming’s Dedicated Oil and Gas Law Firm

Joe Frick Law, PLLC has the experience and capability to assist you no matter where you are located in Wyoming or what your oil and gas issue is. Contact us today to discuss your oil and gas legal needs.

Experience Law Firm for Oil and Gas Litigation in Wyoming

Joe Frick Law, PLLC has experience representing landowners as well as oil and gas companies throughout Wyoming. We have experience in all matters relating to oil and gas from preparing complex, detailed title opinions to completing quiet title proceedings to defeat competing mineral interest claims. We represent individuals and companies throughout Wyoming, including the following areas:

  • Sheridan, WY
  • Gillette, WY
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Casper, WY
  • Buffalo, WY
  • Cody, WY
  • Douglas, WY
  • Rock Springs, WY
  • Natrona County, WY
  • Converse County, WY
  • Niobrara County, WY
  • Carbon County, WY
  • Sweetwater County, WY
  • Uinta County, WY
  • Platte County, WY

Oil and Gas Title Opinions

There are different categories of oil and gas title opinions. However, the basic premise of a title opinion is to identify all interest owners to a particular tract of land (including surface interest owners, royalty owners, overriding royalty interest owners, and operating interest owners), identify any defects relating to an interest owner’s chain of title, and identify any issues that may affect the oil and gas operations on the tract of land in question.

The process of preparing an oil and gas title opinion involves examining title documents relating to the tract of land including deeds, leases, lease assignment, lease release, etc. These documents are typically recorded within the county where the property is located. However, the documents may also be located at state and federal agencies.

The tract of land being examined may be owned by the federal government. In fact, the federal government owns approximately 30,000,000 acres, or 42%, of Wyoming. Federal ownership also makes the title opinion more complex because there are specific rules and regulations relating to oil and gas operations on federal land.

Drilling title opinions are prepared prior to the commencement of oil and gas operations on the tract of land in question. The opinion identifies all interest owners of the tract, identifies title defects relating to each owner’s interest, and suggests curative measures that must be taken in order to clear up said title defects. Drilling title opinions also identify any legal issues that need to be addressed in order to prevent operations from being hindered after said operations have commenced.

Division order title opinions are prepared after a well has been completed and is able to produce oil or gas in paying quantities. These opinions follow up on the issues raised in the drilling title opinion and identifies title defects that have not been cleared up and any transactions that may have transferred oil and gas interests since the effective date of the drilling title opinion. After oil or gas is being produced, a division order is a must to protect an oil and gas company from issues relating to title defects.

There are other categories of title opinions that are necessary in different situations such as acquisition title opinions, lender title opinions, drilling and division order title opinions, and supplemental title opinions. We have the experience to prepare the specific title opinion that you require.

Title Curative

One of the main purposes of a title opinion is to identify all interest owners of the tract of land that oil and gas operations are being conducted on and also identifying defects in said title. If there is a title defect in your chain of title that the oil and gas company has identified, the oil and gas company has the right to suspend any royalty payments to you until the title defect is cleared up. The oil and gas company must take certain steps in regards to your royalty payments, such as depositing the funds in an interest-bearing escrow account, however, you still must get your title cleared up before the company has to pay out.

Each title defect is unique in its own way and takes certain procedures to clear said defect. Depending on the defect, the curative measures that must be taken may be as simple as conducting an ancillary probate proceeding in a Wyoming court. However, if your title defect is complex, a more robust measure such as a quiet title action may be needed to cure the defect.

In any event, Joe Frick Law, PLLC has the experience to assist you in curing your title defect so that you may receive the proceeds that you are entitled to.

Oil and Gas Issues

There are numerous oil and gas issues that you may encounter. Joe Frick Law, PLLC has the capability to assist you whatever your issue may be. Specifically, we can help with matters such as:

  • Lease negotiations
  • Lease disputes
  • Oil and gas litigation
  • Quiet title proceedings
  • Royalty disputes
  • Joint operating interest disputes
  • Non-operating interest disputes
  • Surface disputes
  • Trespass claims
  • Any other issue that may arise during oil and gas production.

Contact Joe Frick Law, PLLC, Wyoming’s Dedicated Oil and Gas Law Firm

Joe Frick Law, PLLC has the experience and capability to assist you no matter where you are located in Wyoming or what your oil and gas issue is. Contact us today to discuss your oil and gas legal needs.

Experience Law Firm for Oil and Gas Litigation in Wyoming

Joe Frick Law, PLLC has experience representing landowners as well as oil and gas companies throughout Wyoming. We have experience in all matters relating to oil and gas from preparing complex, detailed title opinions to completing quiet title proceedings to defeat competing mineral interest claims. We represent individuals and companies throughout Wyoming, including the following areas:

  • Sheridan, WY
  • Gillette, WY
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Casper, WY
  • Buffalo, WY
  • Cody, WY
  • Douglas, WY
  • Rock Springs, WY
  • Natrona County, WY
  • Converse County, WY
  • Niobrara County, WY
  • Carbon County, WY
  • Sweetwater County, WY
  • Uinta County, WY
  • Platte County, WY

Oil and Gas Title Opinions

There are different categories of oil and gas title opinions. However, the basic premise of a title opinion is to identify all interest owners to a particular tract of land (including surface interest owners, royalty owners, overriding royalty interest owners, and operating interest owners), identify any defects relating to an interest owner’s chain of title, and identify any issues that may affect the oil and gas operations on the tract of land in question.

The process of preparing an oil and gas title opinion involves examining title documents relating to the tract of land including deeds, leases, lease assignment, lease release, etc. These documents are typically recorded within the county where the property is located. However, the documents may also be located at state and federal agencies.

The tract of land being examined may be owned by the federal government. In fact, the federal government owns approximately 30,000,000 acres, or 42%, of Wyoming. Federal ownership also makes the title opinion more complex because there are specific rules and regulations relating to oil and gas operations on federal land.

Drilling title opinions are prepared prior to the commencement of oil and gas operations on the tract of land in question. The opinion identifies all interest owners of the tract, identifies title defects relating to each owner’s interest, and suggests curative measures that must be taken in order to clear up said title defects. Drilling title opinions also identify any legal issues that need to be addressed in order to prevent operations from being hindered after said operations have commenced.

Division order title opinions are prepared after a well has been completed and is able to produce oil or gas in paying quantities. These opinions follow up on the issues raised in the drilling title opinion and identifies title defects that have not been cleared up and any transactions that may have transferred oil and gas interests since the effective date of the drilling title opinion. After oil or gas is being produced, a division order is a must to protect an oil and gas company from issues relating to title defects.

There are other categories of title opinions that are necessary in different situations such as acquisition title opinions, lender title opinions, drilling and division order title opinions, and supplemental title opinions. We have the experience to prepare the specific title opinion that you require.

Title Curative

One of the main purposes of a title opinion is to identify all interest owners of the tract of land that oil and gas operations are being conducted on and also identifying defects in said title. If there is a title defect in your chain of title that the oil and gas company has identified, the oil and gas company has the right to suspend any royalty payments to you until the title defect is cleared up. The oil and gas company must take certain steps in regards to your royalty payments, such as depositing the funds in an interest-bearing escrow account, however, you still must get your title cleared up before the company has to pay out.

Each title defect is unique in its own way and takes certain procedures to clear said defect. Depending on the defect, the curative measures that must be taken may be as simple as conducting an ancillary probate proceeding in a Wyoming court. However, if your title defect is complex, a more robust measure such as a quiet title action may be needed to cure the defect.

In any event, Joe Frick Law, PLLC has the experience to assist you in curing your title defect so that you may receive the proceeds that you are entitled to.

Oil and Gas Issues

There are numerous oil and gas issues that you may encounter. Joe Frick Law, PLLC has the capability to assist you whatever your issue may be. Specifically, we can help with matters such as:

  • Lease negotiations
  • Lease disputes
  • Oil and gas litigation
  • Quiet title proceedings
  • Royalty disputes
  • Joint operating interest disputes
  • Non-operating interest disputes
  • Surface disputes
  • Trespass claims
  • Any other issue that may arise during oil and gas production.

Contact Joe Frick Law, PLLC, Wyoming’s Dedicated Oil and Gas Law Firm

Joe Frick Law, PLLC has the experience and capability to assist you no matter where you are located in Wyoming or what your oil and gas issue is. Contact us today to discuss your oil and gas legal needs.