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Since its founding in 1912, Taylor Porter has been a vital partner with the oil and gas industry in Louisiana, both on shore and offshore. Taylor Porter attorneys are well versed and experienced in virtually all aspects of energy and natural resources law. Taylor Porter attorneys advise and represent a wide range of clients, from Fortune 100 energy companies to independent exploration companies to landowners, on matters related to oil and gas contracts, mineral title examinations and title opinions, purchase and sale agreements, surface and subsurface leases, mineral leases, operating agreements, voluntary and reservoir-wide unit agreements, farmouts, subleases, assignments of leases and overriding royalties, master service agreements, drilling contracts and turnkey drilling agreements.
Taylor Porter attorneys also have extensive expertise in pipeline matters representing both pipeline companies and landowners in matters related to right-of-way agreements, expropriation of rights-of-way, regulatory issues, and permits necessary for the transport of minerals through the state of Louisiana.
Taylor Porter attorneys also regularly practice before the State Mineral Board and the Louisiana Office of Conservation on leasing and unitization matters.
In addition to the firm’s extensive oil and gas transactional practice, Taylor Porter attorneys possess extensive expertise in oil and gas litigation, including royalty disputes, operating agreement disputes, and collection matters. Moreover, Taylor Porter regularly represents a wide range of clients in “legacy” lawsuits, involving claims of environmental contamination and remediation, related to short-term and long-term exposure to hazardous materials, naturally occurring radioactive material (“NORM”), oil field waste, and products liability on lands with or near oil and gas operations.
Taylor Porter's representative oil and gas matters include: