Oil and Gas Law
Klenda Austerman has the experience, staff and resources in our litigation and transactional departments to provide comprehensive legal services to the oil and gas industry. Our Wichita oil and gas lawyer efficiently resolves oil and gas litigation and compliance issues in state and federal court, as well as at the administrative level with state and federal regulatory agencies. With Wichita serving as the epicenter of oil and gas business in Kansas, As such, Klenda Law Firm is perfectly located to address oil, gas and energy legal matters.
Wichita Oil and Gas Lawyer
For oil and gas companies in Wichita and beyond, working with an experienced oil and gas lawyer is not an option, but rather a necessity. Klenda attorneys assist industry clients in maintaining the integrity of operations and mitigating legal fallout. We aid energy businesses in ensuring compliance with rigorous Kansas oil, gas and energy laws. We provide general counsel as well as project specific oil and gas legal representation, help our clients navigate the complex energy laws, providing legal representation necessary to protect our client’s business.
Kansas Corporate Commission Representation
With an oil and gas lawyer who has significant experience appearing before the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) as an attorney for the state, the Klenda team brings a unique perspective when advising clients on all matters concerning state and federal regulations related to the oil and gas industry. We assist independent producers, drillers, exploration companies, landowners and operators with compliance, regulatory permitting and operational issues including filing and processing of all applications and other forms required by the Kansas Corporation Commission. When necessary, we skillfully defend oil and gas companies against litigation from neighboring operators, landowners, and general protests of applications.
Oil and Gas Lease Agreements | Dispute Resolution
Detailed lease agreements are essential for an oil and gas company’s operations. Conflicts often arise between oil, gas, and mineral interest owners, operators and surface owners over contracts. Our attorneys skillfully negotiate oil and gas leases, execute assignments of interests, operating agreements, unitizations, and pooling agreements. We can aid you in the negotiation of a fair oil and gas lease agreement, including all issues related to the agreement such as environmental issues, storage of oil and gas, liability for damage to land, equipment installation, breach of contract, etc.
Proactive Regulatory Counsel
Beyond the legal work, our attorneys know the oil and gas business, establishing good relationships with the Oil and Gas advisory board, KIOGA, and EKOGA. Working with these organizations gives us the ability to be proactive, keeping our clients abreast of upcoming regulatory issues that will affect the oil and gas industry.