The oil and gas industry is a vital sector of the U.S. economy and has been a core practice area for our firm from the very beginning. Galloway represents several of the largest drilling contractors and pipeline transportation companies in the world, as well as companies engaged in all phases of and gas production, processing, transportation, refining, and related work. Our clients include both major and independent oil and gas producers, as well as oilfield service companies and suppliers.
We recognize that the energy industry operates in a unique regulatory environment, with specialized laws and regulations that render familiar transactions difficult and can cause routine contracts to produce unexpected results. So, when complex energy issues arise, experienced attorneys are essential.
Over the past 30 years, the attorneys at Galloway have handled cases that have yielded significant, precedent-setting decisions for the energy industry, including cases at the district court and appellate court levels. And as the energy litigation arena has increasingly involved alternative dispute resolution, Galloway has represented its clients’ interests in complicated arbitrations and mediations as well.
The range of our firm’s experience includes personal injury and wrongful death claims, hydraulic fracturing in shale formations and tight sands, and oilfield contamination involving associated soil and groundwater contamination claims. Further, we have litigated matters for our upstream and midstream oil and gas clients that involved royalty, implied covenant and other leasehold disputes; drilling incidents; pipeline failures; indemnification; insurance; joint operating agreements; mineral leases; and other agreements surrounding the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas. As part of our full-service approach to meeting our clients’ needs, we also present educational seminars as part of industry conferences and employee training programs for both insurers and companies regarding risk management, insurance coverage issues, investigation management, and clean-up obligations as well.