Experienced Oil and Gas Attorney advising oil companies and landowners.
Representing major and independent oil and gas companies, oil and gas service companies and landowners since 1982, Mr. Ellwood’s oil and gas practice experience has been broad based and varied and includes the following:
Oil and Gas Transactions and Acquisitions and Dispositions
The negotiation and preparation of oil and gas leases, seismic agreements, division orders, drilling contracts, joint operating agreements, farmout agreements, participation agreements, pooling and unitization agreements and declarations, gas gathering agreements, area of mutual interest agreements, gas purchase contracts, gathering and transportation agreements, division orders, assignments, conveyances, deeds, mineral deeds, reservations of surface and mineral estates, overriding royalties, production payments and working interests, surface lease agreements, facility construction agreements, equipment rental agreements, and master service agreements. Negotiation and preparation of agreements for the acquisition and disposition of oil and gas properties, gas processing facilities, and gas gathering lines and facilities, including letters of intent, confidentiality agreements, purchase and sale agreements, indemnity agreements, and due diligence.
Oil and Gas Financing and Collection
Review and preparation of loan agreements, promissory notes, deeds of trust, security agreements, and assignments of production, and other documents incidental to oil and gas lending activities; review and preparation of oil and gas lien affidavits and production payments.
Oil and Gas Titles and Examinations
Preparation of original drill site title opinions, division order title opinions, supplemental title opinions, mortgage commitment title opinions, and acquisition title opinions; review and preparation of various curative documents to satisfy and cure title problems, including affidavits of use and possession, affidavits of heirship, correction deeds and assignments, boundary agreements, stipulations of interest, lease amendments, and ratifications of leases and units; filing and obtaining court orders approving receiver’s leases for absentee mineral owners.
Oil and Gas Service Companies
Review and preparation of master service agreements, oil and gas lien affidavits, equipment sales agreements, equipment lease agreements.
Oil and Gas and Hydrocarbon Easements and Rights of Way
Review and preparation of survey permission agreements, right of way agreements and easement agreements.
Oil and Gas Litigation and Bankruptcy Support
Support in oil and gas and energy litigation and bankruptcy matters, real estate litigation matters, corporate litigation matters and contract matters.