Federal Oil & Gas Leasing

Operating on federal lands and producing minerals covered by federal oil and gas leases, or subject to Federal regulation, presents a whole different array of issues and administrative pitfalls compared to private lands.  Such issues must be carefully navigated in order to initiate, maintain, and properly operate.

Bibby, McWilliams & Kearney attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide legal assistance throughout the entire process of production of oil, gas, and other hydrocarbons from lands covered by Federal oil and gas leases, or subject to Federal regulations, including but not limited to matters relevant to lease acquisition, surface operations, drilling and production operations, unitization and communitization, and regulatory matters.  We are also ready to assist in the acquisition and divestitures of such interests.