Kansas Oil and Gas Law Attorneys
Anderson & Byrd, LLP, has deep roots in oil, gas and energy law, which has always been a cornerstone practice area of the firm. The founders of our firm established Anderson & Byrd, LLP‘s reputation as a premier oil, gas and energy law firm, and we have been on the leading edge of Kansas oil, gas and energy law since that time.
Our firm has proudly served as legal counsel to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission; has assisted in the drafting of oil and gas conservation regulations for several states; was involved in virtually all major regulatory proceedings and civil litigation involving the Hugoton Natural Gas Field before its production began to decline in the late 1990s; and has been responsible for many landmark oil and gas-related decisions over the last half century. For example, we tried the first case that adopted and applied a “paying quantities” standard in Kansas and have been responsible for several cases that developed and refined the meaning of “paying quantities” since that time. We also obtained the first decision from the Kansas Corporation Commission (“KCC”), which authorized 2.5 acre well spacing for certain oil wells in eastern Kansas, and tried the first reported case interpreting abandoned well plugging liability in Kansas.
In addition to litigation and our practice before the KCC, we have extensive experience in oil, gas and energy transactional matters. The combined expertise of our attorneys allows us to provide the highest quality representation available to our oil and gas clients in virtually all aspects of their business, such as:
• Proceedings before the Conservation Division of the KCC
• KCC Regulatory Compliance and Authority
• Title Examination
○ Division Order Title Opinions
○ Drilling Title Opinions
○ Lending Title Opinions
• Transaction Due Diligence
• Document and Transactional Drafting
○ Joint Operating Agreements
○ Farmout Agreements
○ Surface Leases, Easements and Rights of Way
○ Seismic Permits
As with all of our practice, attention to detail, comprehensive knowledge and experience form the foundation of our approach, and our diligence is second to none. Additionally, we understand that many of these issues are time-sensitive and therefore, we do everything possible to accommodate the demands of the situation and to facilitate the transaction rather than impede it.
Having represented nearly every type of entity in some of the state’s most complex transactions and litigation has prepared our lawyers for any issue.