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Joint Operating Agreement Disputes

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Types of Matters Handled in Joint Operating Agreement Disputes 
  • Tort and contract disputes between operators and non-operating working interest owners
  • Marketing disputes
  • Disputes over Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) charges and expense accounting
  • Farm-out agreements
  • Unitization agreements
  • Split-stream gas and gas balancing disputes
  • Drilling disputes concerning "non-consent" rights and back-in interests
  • Disputes arising under theories of co-tenancy where no JOA is in place
  • Disputes relating to indemnity issues
  • Disputes over preferential rights
  • Plugging and abandonment issues
Representative Matters in Joint Operating Agreement Disputes 
  • Represented an independent exploration and production company in a dispute with its co-working interest owner concerning the scope of a preferential right to purchase provision contained in the parties’ joint operating agreement
  • Represented claimant in an UNCITRAL arbitration between the parties to a joint operating agreement concerning the development of an oil field off the coast of India
  • Secured a favorable decision in a month-long trial before a panel of arbitrators involving disputes between international oil and gas companies over the operator’s charges to the joint account on operations on offshore properties in the Gulf of Mexico; the unanimous decision of the arbitration panel upheld entirely our client’s position on the existence and application of a reciprocal rig rate agreement to preclude the adversary’s exceptions to several million dollars of rig rates our client had charged

To see other types of disputes we handle, go back to the Energy/Oil and Gas Litigation main practice page.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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