Energy & Natural Resource Litigation

Carter Arnett attorneys have litigated cases at all levels of the energy sector, representing promoters, producers, mid-stream companies, and operators. Some of the largest oil and gas companies in the country rely on Carter Arnett to help them navigate disputes involving royalty calculations, lease disputes, surface rights, transportation agreements, joint account operations, and other business arrangements and contracts common to the oil and gas industries.

Our experience includes:

  • Representing the world’s second largest energy company in multiple suits brought against it by a mid-stream gas gathering and processing provider arising out of a long-term gas processing agreement, where the claims and counterclaims have long-term implications for the parties’ future business relations
  • Conducted in-depth analysis of crude oil sales for purposes of defending crude oil marketing arm of major energy company in a suit by a pipeline company alleging failure to ship committed volumes under the parties’ agreement, which allowed parties to properly value and ultimately resolve the case, paving the way for them to pursue other joint business opportunities
  • Defeated application for injunction against oil producer brought by surface owner to prohibit drilling activity based on deed restrictions and the Accommodation Doctrine, and obtained affirmance of that denial on interlocutory appeal, positioning case to resolve on favorable terms
  • Defeated application for class certification in royalty dispute against producer, after which plaintiffs quickly settled