Energy and Natural Resources

Messner Reeves LLP Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group combines our expertise in corporate, real estate, and litigation with specialized knowledge of the oil and gas industry. Our attorneys have experience representing mining and oil and gas companies in virtually every stage of the business, from upstream activities (including exploration, production, and recovery), to midstream gathering and processing activities, to downstream elements including refining, pipelines, marketing, and distribution.

Our attorneys have represented clients in both federal and state courts and before federal and state regulatory agencies.

· Title disputes
· Title examination
· Personal injury resulting from rig accidents
· Midstream disputes including pipeline construction contracts and effect claims and commercial general liability claims
· Midstream large-scale construction contracts and pipeline construction contracts
· Employment litigation claims including OSHA and MSHA investigations, misclassification claims, and other general employment disputes
· Royalty disputes
· Royalty valuation class action defense
· Product and service contracts disputes, including purchase and sale agreements, and drilling contracts
· Regulatory compliance, state, federal, and international 
· Accidents and injuries
· Toxic Tort litigation
· Environmental Health Saftey (EHS) litigation and compliance 
· Downstream commercial disputes
· Surface damage and other property damage claims
· Exploration and production disputes, including disputes regarding titles, leases, surface access, easements and rights-of-way, joint operating agreements, master service agreements, pooling and ownership
· Easements and access
· Ownership reporting


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