Oil & Gas Transactions, Contracts & Specialized Agreements

Oil and gas transactions depend on carefully crafted contractual arrangements. To successfully effectuate the parties' intent, the contractual terms must be thorough and detailed. Careful review of the proposed terms is critical for avoiding disputes.

At Hinkle Shanor LLP, one of the largest and most established law firms in the Southwest, we provide clients with comprehensive legal counsel for all aspects of oil and gas transactions. For nearly a century, our firm has been a key legal player in the natural resources industry throughout the Permian Basin. Our well-established oil and gas practice encompasses negotiating, structuring, drafting and reviewing complex transactions and agreements.

Well-Positioned To Provide Trusted Legal Counsel In Complex Transactional Matters

The firm's geographic diversity makes us well-equipped to represent oil and gas companies involved in exploration, production, refining and servicing. Our lawyers handle all types of transactions, contracts and specialized agreements, including:

  • Oil and gas leases
  • Exploration and joint venture agreements
  • Pooling agreements
  • Royalty agreements
  • Liens and encumbrances
  • Operating agreements
  • Gas balancing agreements
  • Storage agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements, including acquisitions and due diligence examinations
  • Indian development contracts
  • Easements and surface use agreements

As a go-to firm for oil and gas financing firms conducting business in New Mexico, we also conduct local counsel work and furnish financing opinions in connection with transfers of oil and gas ownership interests.

An Elite Legal Team

Oil and gas transactions have comprised a robust area of practice for our firm since the dawn of New Mexico's commercial oil industry in the 1920s. Our legal team is a powerhouse of skilled attorneys who excel in their fields and possess essential industry insight. We partner with clients to continue our founders' legacy of excellence in legal services.

Contact Us | Offices Throughout The Permian Basin

The firm maintains offices throughout New Mexico. Contact us for more information about our oil and gas transactional practice.