Oil and Gas

Burdine Wynne’s lawyers have successfully handled numerous oil and gas disputes regarding breach of lease agreements, damage to oil wells and equipment, Texas Railroad Commission and Natural Resources Code violations, royalty claims, and alleged failures to act as a reasonably prudent operator. Oil and gas leases have their own language and legal standards, such as typically conveying what is called a fee simple determinable with a possibility of reverter. The Houston, Texas oil and gas lawyers at Burdine Wynne understand the oil and gas legal landscape, including the common law, rules and regulations, and statutory laws. The firm has successfully pursued claims against the largest oil and gas companies in the world and defended clients against oil and gas claims as well. Our firm has also successfully briefed and argued important oil and gas issues on appeal.

If you have a significant oil and gas claim or have been sued in connection with oil and gas business interests or activities, contact Burdine Wynne for a free consultation.




$39.6 Million unanimous jury verdict on behalf of Kuwaiti subcontractor in Assoc. Const. Co.WLL v. KBR, Inc. in a complex contract dispute

$32.5 Million mediated settlement in 3CI, Inc. v. Stericycle, Inc., a minority shareholder class action lawsuit

$8.2 Million unanimous jury verdict on behalf of oil and gas firm against the Railroad Commission of Texas and plugging contractor Superior Energy Services for the wrongful plugging and abandonment of an orphaned offshore gas well

$5 Million arbitration award in Buffalo/Alabama Apartments Ltd. v. Steadfast Ins. Co. professional negligence by engineers

Successful Confidential Recovery Rathborne Properties, LLC, et al v. ExxonMobil Corporation, et al, NORM contamination suit – damages claimed in excess of $100 Million

Hundreds of Millions of dollars collected in confidential settlements and verdicts against some of the largest companies and most prestigious law firms in the country. The Firm has also defended clients against claims for hundreds of millions of dollars in the aggregate.

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1415 Louisiana St., Suite 3900 Wedge International Tower Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 713.227.8835 - Fax: 713.227.6205