Oil & Gas Law

REPRESENTING LANDOWNERS, MINERAL OWNERS, NEIGHBORHOODS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SINCE 2011

Protect your Property and Receive Fair Compensation

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When the oil and gas industry is looking to develop an area for oil and gas, the industry is often able to negotiate oil and gas leases, surface-use agreements and pipeline easements that do not provide adequate compensation or provide adequate protections to the land and nearby residents. All too often, families, communities and even local governments negotiate with the oil and gas industry without adequate legal representation.

Retaining legal representation to negotiate with the oil and gas industry is an excellent investment. The few hours that it might take an experienced oil and gas attorney to negotiate a lease or surface use agreement will more than pay for itself.  Only an experienced oil and gas attorney will fully understand the law, industry practices, and the market value for: 

  • leasing or selling your mineral rights, 
  • negotiating surface use agreements, or
  • negotiating pipeline easements. 

 

The people who negotiate leases and surface use agreements for the oil and gas industry are called “land-men”. Land-men are professional negotiators who are very experienced in getting landowners and mineral owners to sign their standard lease and surface use agreements. These standard leases, surface-use agreements and pipeline easements are written by oil and gas attorneys, to benefit the oil and gas industry.

In the case of selling or leasing your mineral rights, it is important to understand the market value of those rights and what other competing energy companies will pay for them.  If we are unable to get the oil and gas industry to improve its offer to lease or buy your mineral rights, we will not accept any compensation.

The Law Office of Matthew Sura has successfully represented hundreds of individuals and even entire neighborhoods to obtain better oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, and pipeline easements. Contact our law firm today to set up a consultation. We work with clients from all over Colorado – including those from Weld County, Adams County, Arapahoe County, and Garfield County.

Require Clean-up and Compensation for Property Damages Caused by Oil and Gas Development

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Once the wells have been drilled, or the pipeline is in place, other issues may arise that will require legal representation. Other issues that Matt Sura can assist you with include: 

  • accidental spills and releases that cause damage to property or water quality,
  • proper surface reclamation, 
  • receiving proper royalty or property damage payments, and 
  • requiring old wells to be plugged and abandoned.

State and local laws require the industry to clean up any spills or leaks and to repair and reclaim damages to the surface.  The Law Office of Matthew Sura has successfully negotiated clean-up and surface damages from pipeline leaks, repairing water wells, and plugging and abandonment of low-producing oil and gas wells.  Contact our law firm today to set up a consultation. We work with clients from all over Colorado – including those from Weld County, Adams County, Arapahoe County, and Garfield County.

Opposing a proposed location for oil and gas development

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In 2020, state laws were rewritten to greatly increase protections for public health, safety, welfare and the environment.  Anyone who is negatively impacted by a proposed oil and gas development has the ability to participate in the decision through the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission and often at the local government level as well. Matt Sura has worked with landowners and communities to successfully oppose numerous oil and gas locations throughout Colorado including in Weld County, Adams County, Arapahoe County, and Garfield County.    


Contact our law firm today to set up a consultation. We work with clients from all over Colorado – including those from Weld County, Adams County, Arapahoe County, and Garfield County.

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