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Oil & Gas Litigation


SDM is one of the top oil and gas, natural resources and energy firms in the nation.

We litigate issues regarding critical aspects of the oil and gas and energy business. Our cases have set important legal precedents that govern today.

We have represented clients in high-stakes disputes about:

  • Royalties
  • Continuous development
  • Failure to develop
  • Pooling and unitization
  • Title disputes
  • Joint operating and joint development agreements
  • Drainage
  • Retained acreage
  • Producing-well damage claims
  • Lease termination
  • Midstream and marketing disputes
  • Appeals from the Railroad Commission and other state and federal agencies

Our lawyers represented the prevailing parties in landmark oil and gas cases including Amoco Production Co. v. Alexander; Day v. Texland; Amarillo Oil Co. v. Energy-Agri Products; and The Lenape Resources Corp. v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

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