Practice Contacts

Andrew B. Derman
Richard B. Hemingway, Jr.
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Our exploration and production advice regularly covers even the most specialized activities such as:

  • negotiations, drafting, and interpretation of the full range of oil and gas contracts;
  • the acquisition of host government contracts;
  • leases/licenses, concessions, production sharing agreements, and service contracts; and
  • acquisition, divestments, and merger agreements;
  • market value and royalty deductions;
  • surface use and damages issues;
  • condemnation;
  • lease interpretations, including continuous drilling clauses;
  • horizontal and vertical relinquishments;
  • limitation on title;
  • instruments of ratification;
  • title curative and trespass to try title actions;
  • accounting procedure (COPAS) negotiations, drafting, and interpretation; and
  • farm-in and farm-out transactions both in the U.S. and internationally.

The ability to provide effective in-depth analysis and counsel has been developed in Thompson & Knight’s oil and gas attorneys through years of experience, both in-house as industry counsel and through the private practice of law.