Oil & Gas

The oil and gas attorneys at Lyons Gaddis are experienced in representation of landowners, developers, oil and gas operators, and mineral owners in all matters related to the Colorado oil and gas industry. We understand the complexities of Colorado natural resource law and we help clients pursue their goals by negotiating with oil and gas companies on their behalf.

Colorado Natural Resource Law Attorneys

We have a long relationship with the oil and gas industry in Northern Colorado that stretches back to 1972. We’ve seen many changes and the dramatic expansion of the industry in our region, and we believe that we are on the cusp of the state’s largest ever oil and gas boom.

Land and mineral owners throughout the state, including those in Adams, Boulder, Larimer, Weld and other Front Range counties are dealing with a variety of issues, including oil and gas leases, division orders, seismic studies, and surface use, horizontal drilling and fracking, and damage agreements. We believe owners deserve the best possible representation we can provide. Our oil and gas attorneys are prepared to answer your questions and assist you with negotiations.

Surface Use and Surface Development

Our clients come to us with concerns about the preservation of land for surface development, and we do everything we can to help them protect their interests. They also want to be sure they are treated fairly when a landowner or developer is working with oil and gas, and they want to limit the impact oil and gas operations have on property and on future development.

Our clients include land and mineral owners that need assistance negotiating common issues such as:

  • Oil and gas leases
  • Surface use agreements
  • Surface damage agreements
  • Seismic survey permits
  • Forced pooling issues
  • Pipeline easements

Horizontal Drilling and Fracking

The oil and gas industry in Colorado is constantly changing. We now face intensive development of the Codell and Niobrara shale formation, which present new issues for our clients.

If you are a land owner or you have mineral rights, or you are a residential or commercial development located in the area of a proposed horizontal drilling site, you need the assistance and protection of an experienced Colorado oil and gas attorney. Our lawyers understand the industry and we know how to help you with issues including:

  • Surface use
  • Surface damage
  • Pipeline easements
  • Rights-of-way
  • Spills
  • Setbacks
  • All other issues that can arise in an oil and gas rich environment

Oil and Gas Investment and Operation

We have extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry and we have assisted clients in acquiring, operating, leasing, and selling mineral rights and leases. We offer support structuring transactions, and we can help you with investments and review documents related to acquisitions in the industry. We’ll also negotiate on your behalf and prepare purchase contracts and other documents related to your investment goals.

Four Decades of Service to the Oil and Gas Rich Area of Northern Colorado

If you have questions or concerns that pertain to oil and gas law in Colorado, or you are dealing with legal issues related to energy, environmental law, land use, or natural resources, please contact us to discuss your issue at 303-776-9900.

Our previous and current oil and gas law clients include several outstanding residential and mixed-use developments that are new to Colorado in recent years:

  • Heron Lakes in Berthoud
  • Wyndham Hill, Miners Village, ColTerra, Carriage Hills and Avocet in Frederick
  • Bridgewater, Morgan Hill and Andalusia in Erie
  • Cambria Crossing in Firestone
  • Sweetgrass in Dacono
  • Neighbors Point in Firestone
  • Barefoot Lakes in Weld County
  • West Farm in Platteville

Our team also has extensive experience working with the giants of Colorado energy, including:

  • Kerr McGee
  • EnCana
  • Merit Energy
  • Noble Energy
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • Anadarko
  • Synergy Resources
  • Great Western Oil and Gas Company
  • KP Kauffman

Our Oil & Gas Attorneys