Oil and gas law

The attorneys at Ossentjuk & Botti have more than 40 years of combined experience helping both major and independent oil companies, landowners, oil field service providers and investors in connection with leasing, exploring, discovering, acquiring, developing, producing and marketing California’s natural resources. We are highly proficient in the complex business issues associated with oil and gas activities and have represented clients in a variety of related matters, including:

  • Purchase and sale transactions
  • Oil and gas title opinions
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Joint operating agreements
  • Assignments and deeds
  • Farm-out agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Litigation and disputes
  • Federal, state and local regulatory matters

The attorneys at Ossentjuk & Botti have substantial knowledge and experience in disputes and litigation that arise during all phases of oil and gas exploration, development and production, including royalty disputes, mineral ownership, operating agreements, lease termination, environmental cleanup and commercial transactions involving purchase and sales agreements.

Ossentjuk & Botti helps operators and landowners understand their legal rights and responsibilities and navigate their way through California’s increasingly complex and uncertain oil and gas administrative regulations. We help our clients understand and comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the California Public Resources Code and related regulations of the Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), local county and city permitting and entitlement requirements, and applicable state, federal and local environmental statutes and regulations. When you hire Ossentjuk & Botti, you get a seasoned professional who understands not only the applicable law but also the underlying political currents and actors, so that you can move your project forward to a successful and timely conclusion.