Represented oil and gas companies in complex offshore leasing proposals and related title due diligence for financing transactions.
Represent oil and gas companies through the permitting approval processes in California for small and large-scale development projects and natural gas pipelines.
Represented an oil and gas company with greenhouse gas assessment and mitigation under the California Environmental Quality Act for a development project requiring county approval.
Obtained land use and endangered species take authorization for oil field development.
Assist clients with linear facilities such as gas pipelines traversing jurisdictional wetland areas with endangered species.
Advise clients on the interpretation and enforcement of the numerous provisions in Joint Operating Agreements and their related Exhibits, including Gas Balancing Agreements and COPAS Accounting Procedures.
Represent clients on aquifer exemptions and other permitting issues relating to Class II underground injection wells.
Advise clients on the interpretation of oil and gas leases, including allowable royalty deductions, consequences of a cessation of production, notice of default issues, suspension of royalties and consent to assign requirements.
Counsel major and independent oil and gas companies in all matters of legal and regulatory compliance affecting the exploration and production industry, including permissible royalty deductions, subsurface pass-through rights, oilfield development, project permitting and development and related Subdivision Map Act compliance, SB4 compliance, waste treatment and disposal, etc.
Represent major and independent oil and gas, geothermal, and energy companies in all types of commercial loan and finance transactions and related counseling, including senior and subordinated credit facilities, second lien financing, working capital financing, and debt restructuring transactions.
Represent major and independent oil and gas and geothermal companies in the negotiating, drafting, and analysis of all types of operational and transactional agreements, including purchase and sale agreements, joint operating agreements, unit agreements, farmout agreements, development and exploration agreements, leases, surface use agreements, easements, and power purchase agreements.
Represented client in surface owner dispute concerning surface access for oil and gas drilling operations and conducted related title review.