Oil & Gas / Energy Regulatory

The firm has decades of experience representing oil and gas exploration and production companies, saltwater disposal operators, underground hydrocarbon storage facilities, pipelines, and individuals before the Railroad Commission of Texas—the oil and gas regulatory agency in Texas.  Our experience and knowledge cover all aspects of Commission regulation, including permitting, contested hearings, and proposed rulemaking.  Our attorneys are seasoned oil and gas professionals, and include experienced litigators, transactional specialists, and a former Commission Administrative Law Judge.  We work daily to coordinate the technical demands of reservoir engineering, geology, hydrology, and geophysics with the risks and challenges of operations under the Commission’s regulation.  We have strong relationships with the Commission’s staff, and we routinely work with its managers, directors, and inspectors to solve and avoid regulatory problems.  We have the skills and experience our clients can rely on for regulatory success.

Chambers & Partners USA ranks the firm Band 1—the highest ranking in State Regulatory and Litigation for Oil and Gas in Texas—for our effective representation of clients before the Commission.