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Protecting Your Mineral Rights

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.

The Various Challenges Property Owners Can Face

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.

Learn More About How Our Oil And Gas Litigators Can Help

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.

We offer initial consultations to oil and gas litigation clients to understand their situation and answer questions. Please, use our contact form or call us at 318-674-4977 to schedule your first meeting.