Find Out How We Can Help


Find Out How We Can Help

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Business Law
  4.  » Oil & Gas Litigation

Protecting Mineral Rights And More

With the discovery of the Haynesville Shale in northwest Louisiana and the Brown Dense formation in north central Louisiana, the interest of oil and gas lessees and producers has skyrocketed. Within the Haynesville Shale area, there have already been 2,000 well permits granted and that number is expected to climb to 10,000.

Mineral rights are associated with every piece of real property in Louisiana. These valuable rights can be compromised or lost when owners sign documents, take action or fail to take action. Property owners are wise to consult with an oil and gas attorney before taking any action with regard to mineral rights, leases and contracts.

In addition to leasing or purchasing minerals, oil and gas companies need pipeline right-of-ways and subsurface agreements to obtain the minerals and transport them to the point of sale. In order to gain these agreements, representatives of oil and gas companies often show up at peoples’ doorsteps to encourage them to sign documents without getting legal help. This can affect the property owner’s rights for many years.

The Shreveport oil and gas attorneys at Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell & Moore (APLC) have the business experience and knowledge to assist you in negotiating the proper price on a lease, pipeline servitude, or subsurface agreement.

Our Haynesville Shale And Mineral Rights Lawyers

Our attorneys Ronald Weems, Carey Schimpf, Brian Landry and Robert H. “Lad” Shemwell Jr. understand oil and gas litigation and have extensive experience assisting clients with property damage litigation, mineral rights issues and other disputes.

Initial consultation: Contact an oil and gas lawyer at Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell & Moore (APLC).


To protect your safety in response to the threats of COVID-19, we are offering our clients the ability to meet with us in person or via telephone conferencing. Please call our office to discuss your options.

You have Successfully Subscribed!