Oil and Gas

Fairfield and Woods attorneys represent oil and gas clients in all aspects of business transactions, including title opinions, acquisitions, regulatory due diligence and tax advice for properties located on fee, state, federal and Native American lands. Our transactional experience includes review and drafting of agreements relating to the acquisition, exploration, financing, development, operation and transfer of oil and gas properties, including leases, joint operating agreements, unitization agreements, Indian mineral development agreements, liens, and gas sales, gathering and transportation contracts.

Our oil and gas attorneys represent clients before state and federal administrative agencies charged with responsibility for the development and taxation of the state's oil and gas resources, as well as the gathering and distribution of those resources, including the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners (SLB), Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE, formerly the Minerals Management Service or MMS) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA).

Our attorneys regularly teach, write and speak publicly on oil and gas development issues.