Oil & Gas Conservation Commission and Regulatory Practice

Natural resource companies face complex challenges from changing local, state, and federal regulation, and Welborn assists its clients in securing their operations at every stage of the modern regulatory environment. Our attorneys litigate spacing, pooling, permitting, unitization, rulemaking, and other proceedings before state regulatory authorities, negotiate operator agreements with local governments, appear before federal agencies, resolve private conflicts with competing operators, and find solutions to the issues faced by operators at every stage of oil and gas development. We work to ensure that our clients stand in the best possible regulatory position to succeed.

Our oil and gas conservation commission and regulatory practice includes:

  • Acquiring spacing, pooling, permitting, unitization, and other orders to secure operations before the Colorado and Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commissions
  • Advising and representing clients in rulemaking proceedings before administrative agencies
  • Negotiating operator agreements with local governments
  • Navigating commission enforcement matters and regulatory violations
  • Resolving private operator conflicts