Natural Resource Development and Oil & Gas

Natural Resource Development and Oil & Gas

Natural Resource Development and Oil & Gas Overview

BHGR attorneys have broad experience in all legal matters involving the development of natural resources. The firm has represented the interests of multi-national mining corporations, oil and gas exploration and production companies, government entities, real estate developers, and individual mineral and surface owners.

Oil & Gas: BHGR attorneys have successfully advised clients in various legal matters involving the development of oil and natural gas in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Texas. Our oil and gas practice covers all aspects involved in the acquisition, development, and leasing of oil and gas properties. In addition, our attorneys have helped government entities promulgate and defend oil and gas regulations and have assisted surface owners with proposed development by others. Specifically, our practice includes:

  • Negotiating and drafting joint operating agreements, surface use agreements, lease agreements, and asset or stock purchase agreements
  • Assisting oil and gas companies in raising capital to acquire properties and finance operations
  • Dispute resolution, including litigation, involving breach of contract, environmental and land damage claims, and other tort claims
  • Assisting clients in evaluating exploration and production opportunities and assessing related environmental issues
  • Assisting local governments in promulgating and defending oil and gas regulations and assessing proposed wells
  • Representing surface owners with proposed mineral development by others
  • Environmental compliance


  • Represented multi-national oil and gas company in the acquisition, operation, and financing of oil and gas properties in Hemberg, Germany
  • Represented County in oil leasehold valuation case. See Washington County Bd. Of Equalization v. Petron Development Co., 106 P.3d 146 (Colo. 2005)
  • Represented local government in defending mining regulation in preemption case. See Colorado Mining Association v. Board of County Commissioners of Summit County, 170 P.3d 749 (Colo. Ct. App. 2007)


Our Natural Resource Development and Oil & Gas Attorneys