Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Land Rights and Lease Law

Oil and gas have been the sources of wealth for a host of individuals and business and have contributed to our regional economy ever since Colonel Drake drilled the first oil well in Titusville, Pa.  Advances in drilling techniques and production technology have brought about a new oil and gas boom in Pennsylvania.  It is evidence, however, that along with the positive aspects of an important industry, there are dangerous oil and gas exploration by-products that negatively impact the land, humans, wildlife, and the environment.

At Jorden & White, located in Meadville, Pa, oil and gas production related cases are one of the focal points of our Plaintiff-oriented personal injury, environmental and toxic tort law practice.  Because of the reputation and record that our Firm and its attorneys have developed over the years, small producers and land owners have requested our help with other problems.  Problems with oil and gas leases and royalty payments often surface in the course of assisting clients with environmental aspects of oil and gas litigation.  Our lawyers regularly assist clients with a wide range of legal services relating to oil and gas leases and royalties, ranging from certifying title to surface, mineral, oil and gas interest, to recovery of lost payments, lease revisions, and terminations.

Specialized knowledge and experience in oil and gas law gives our attorneys a unique skill set that benefit our clients.  Examples of mineral, royalty, and lease issues which our Firm resolves for our clients include, but are not limited to:

  • Oil and gas lease review and negotiation
  • Ratifications and amendments
  • Lease termination
  • Lease revisions
  • Oil, gas, & mineral owner’s rights
  • Royalty underpayments
  • Damage to surface, subsurface, and aquifers

If you need to speak with an attorney about Oil & Gas Land Rights & Lease Law please contact our office today.