On Monday, January 28, 2019, Matt Hoppe and Ethan Larson presented to the Denver Association of Division Order Analysts regarding the nuts and bolts of building, modifying, and updating a typical Division of Interest spreadsheet which is attached to our standard Drilli...

January 28, 2019

When drafting a drilling and division order title opinion, one of our first steps is to analyze any applicable Oil and Gas Leases covering the lands in question. Oil and Gas Leases can be long, complex documents, but with this approach, you will be able to tackle an Oi...

June 14, 2018

Horizontal Drilling Title Challenges

With the ability to drill numerous horizontal wells on a combined surface location, oil and gas operators will often develop multiple sections at once, utilizing several drilling and spacing units or horizontal wellbore spacing units...

February 21, 2017

Our firm’s most active practice is drafting drilling and division order title opinions for exploration and production companies. Our philosophy and methods in this practice are based around three key principles.

1.  Smart Drafting to Provide Complete Title Coverage

The g...

June 2, 2016


When and why is it necessary to cure title relating to outstanding estates?


In Colorado, ownership of oil, gas, and minerals is considered an interest in real property. Certain documents and instruments must be obtained and recorded (in the county records where the pr...

April 24, 2016


Welcome to our updated website, released after our first anniversary in business as Stengel Hoppe LLP. In the past year, our firm has focused on representing clients in relation to the oil and gas and energy industries in Colorado, Wyoming and most recently Utah. Desp...

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