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Our legal team has extensive experience in mineral and leasehold title examination. We have prepared hundreds of drilling and division order title opinions for some of the largest oil and gas producers and exploration companies throughout Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and the Rockies. As title attorneys, we offer experience and knowledge in the most difficult problems that arise in oil and gas title examination.

 

  • Customized title opinion formats based on the client's preferences. We collaborate with our clients to meet their expectations while saving costs by eliminating unnecessary steps or features in opinions.

  • Clear and concise title requirements that explain in certain terms what steps the client must take to alleviate or reduce title risk. We avoid vague requirements and side-stepping the issues at hand.

  • Detailed electronic spreadsheets prepared in Microsoft Excel for all of the ownership calculations in our title opinions.

  • Experience and familiarity with common title chains and issues in the DJ Basin, Niobrara and Codell formation areas, and the Wattenberg field in northeastern Colorado's Weld County.

  • Efficient examination of complicated leasehold ownership chains, state and federal mineral ownership, and subdivision and "rooftop" title issues.

  • Practical and detailed analysis relating to mineral ownership underlying rights-of-way, railroads, ditches, canals and reservoirs.

  • Understanding the special title considerations emerging from advances in horizontal drilling that have affected correlative rights and pooling & spacing arrangements.