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Energy Law

Broad Practice

For more than 30 years, Griffin & Matthews has been located in the Energy Corridor of west Houston, a hub for the world's largest energy/oil and gas-related businesses and others that support those businesses. We have counseled energy clients in the U.S. and around the world with a diversified practice, touching most every aspect of the energy/oil and gas industry.

Our attorneys represent MULTINATIONAL AND INDEPENDENT oil and gas companies, drilling companies, energy industry service companies, oil field equipment manufacturers, petrochemical companies, petro-physicists, upstream downhole data acquisition companies, and downstream valve companies. Additionally, Griffin & Matthews represents companies in the structuring, formation and operation of offshore companies.

Energy Transactions

We have handled numerous energy related transactions including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Transactions generated by UPSTREAM exploration operations, including seismic contracts, onshore drilling contracts (day rate and turnkey) in Texas and Louisiana, master service agreements, operating agreements, participation agreements, oil and gas leases and the negotiation of overriding royalties, production payments and net profits in those leases;
  • Acquisitions and divestitures, exploration agreements, joint ventures and other transactions involving SHALE PLAYS in the United States;
  • International energy industry TRANSACTIONS in Azerbaijan, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Brazil, and Canada involving oil and gas activities, including exploration; agency agreements and foreign corrupt practices act investigations;
  • Sales of specific oil and gas ASSETS such as onshore drilling rigs, mobile offshore production units and pipelines valued in the millions of dollars - many of these transactions involving multiple jurisdictions;
  • DUE DILIGENCE on behalf of buyers, sellers, and financial institutions engaged in acquisitions, divestitures, and other oil and gas investments; and
  • Energy FUNDING vehicles

Energy Litigation

Our trial lawyers represent clients in the oil and gas industry in litigation. Some of the matters handled as litigation counsel include:

  • Complex litigation such as the defense of suit brought by an entire village in a foreign country for damages resulting from two WELL BLOWOUTS;
  • The defense of an oil WELL FIREFIGHTING company for wrongful death;
  • Disputes involving oil and gas leases, gas contracts, and other oil and gas agreements;
  • Disputes between PRODUCERS and royalty owners;
  • Personal injury, product liability, and toxic tort matters; and
  • UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM litigation; and other complex commercial cases

To speak with the attorneys at Griffin & Matthews regarding your energy law concerns, call us at 281-870-1124 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation.