Oil & Gas

Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson has the experience and expertise to handle any of our clients' concerns regarding the acquisition, development or divestiture of oil and gas properties. The firm has attorneys with more than twenty-five years experience in title, litigation and practice before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. This expertise provides the firm with a unique synergy unparalleled by other law firms.

The firm provides our clients full service in regard to practice before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission including, but not limited to, hearings regarding pooling, spacing, location exceptions and the various other matters that appear on that regulatory body’s docket.

The firm’s litigation attorneys have dealt with a myriad of oil and gas related issues such as lease cancellation, drainage, surface damage, pollution, title, take or pay, royalty disputes and interpretation of contract rights under a variety of agreements affecting the oil and gas industry.

The firm has one of the more extensive title practices in the state of Oklahoma. Our senior attorneys have more than twenty-five years experience in oil and gas title matters and have authored thousands of title opinions throughout the years. Their experience in drilling opinions, division order opinions, lending opinions and/or acquisition opinions, provides the knowledge necessary to meet our clients’ needs in the title area.

In addition to the services set forth above, the combined experience and expertise of our attorneys allow us address the numerous issues that face oil and gas companies. The firm routinely handles areas such as the assessment of ad valorem and other taxes, drafting and interpretation of various industry related contracts and consultation on disputes between our clients and mineral owners or other oil and gas companies.