Breach of Oil & Gas Lease

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At Dunn Sheehan LLP, we know how to handle complex oil and gas disputes that arise out of a variety of issues, including breach of lease. If you find yourself facing litigation due to a similar situation, we encourage you to reach out to our firm for counsel and representation.

With more than 70 years of collective experience under our belts, our Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas litigation lawyers are prepared to help with your case.

Need to resolve an oil and gas lease dispute? Contact our firm today for proven support!

When can an oil and gas lease be terminated?

Under Texas law, an oil and gas lease may be terminated if there is a breach of the lease agreement. Not only can the lease be terminated, but the wronged party can also pursue a lawsuit to recover damages if necessary. The lease may be terminated in either the primary or secondary term, which are contingent on the type of work being performed. During the primary term, a termination can occur if the operator fails to pay for the rentals or other terms required by the lease. This term will have a fixed timeframe as decided in the lease ahead of time. The secondary term will officially begin when production or operations are started.

During this term, you can terminate the lease and take legal action if:

  • The other party fails to produce in paying quantities
  • There is a pause or stop to the production
  • There was a failure to tender shut-in royalties
  • There was no reasonable development of the premises

Due to the serious complexities that can be tied to oil and gas and mineral rights laws, it is imperative that you retain trusted counsel during this time. When you hire Dunn Sheehan LLP to take on your oil and gas lease dispute, you can rest assured knowing your case is in qualified and skilled hands. If you are a landowner facing challenges with the oil and gas company, make sure you don’t go through this time without representation and legal protection.

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