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Oil & Gas

Exploration, production, mineral leasing, and marketing of oil and gas occupy a specific and complex area of the law. PPGMR lawyers are among the most recognized and experienced oil & gas and energy attorneys in Arkansas.  We represent oil and gas operators, producers, pipeline companies, industry groups, mineral owners, and service providers in every aspect of energy matters.  PPGMR attorneys routinely represent a host of clients before the Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission and other state and federal agencies.  Our attorneys’ knowledge of the oil & gas business and technology, as well as the law, is invaluable in assisting both industry clients and private individuals.

At PPGMR, we frequently represent clients in oil & gas related litigation, including surface damage cases, royalty disputes, operator disputes, quiet title actions, toxic torts, regulatory disputes, and various environmental matters, including class action cases.  The kind of experience and technical knowledge our PPGMR lawyers possess is particularly beneficial in dealing with operational matters, regulatory issues, and environmental claims.

We assist industry clients and individuals with many oil & gas issues, including:

  • Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission applications and hearings;
  • Brine and lithium issues;
  • Forced integration proceedings;
  • Drilling/division order title opinions;
  • Negotiating oil and gas leases;
  • Advising landowners about lease issues;
  • Oil and gas damages issues and claims;
  • Royalty issues;
  • Underground Injection Wells;
  • Real estate issues;
  • Quiet title actions;
  • Oil and gas litigation;
  • Pipeline right-of-way condemnation;
  • Surface damage agreements;
  • Surface damage litigation;
  • Environmental permitting and compliance;
  • Regulatory disputes; and
  • Temporary restraining orders.

Oil & Gas Resources

State Agency Links:

Industry Links:

AIPRO – Arkansas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners

ANGA – America’s Natural Gas Alliance

API - American Petroleum Institute

Energy in Depth


Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission

Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary