Strong Representation in Oil and Gas Matters

Our lawyers can provide guidance in all energy law matters, from transactional issues such as lease negotiations to disputes of all kinds statewide. We work hard to obtain optimal results through negotiation or trial. We have built a reputation for positive results by diligently representing clients in all aspects of oil and gas law.

Royalty Owners

Much of our work involves royalty disputes between royalty owners and oil and gas companies or other energy businesses. These cases typically involve allegations of nonpayment or underpayment of royalties, or accusations of improper deductions from royalty payments. These cases may evolve into class actions or multiparty disputes involving numerous royalty owners claiming royalty problems with one energy company.

Energy Leases

We handle disputes over oil and gas leases. These cases often involve unproductive wells and landowners who wish to cancel leases and seek new leases from a party who will drill a new, more productive well. Lease expiration may also be an issue. Tisdal & O'Hara can help you obtain the terms you want in your lease, including favorable royalty and bonus amounts, depth clauses, forfeiture clauses and other important provisions. Once Tisdal & O'Hara has successfully obtained the cancellation of your lease, the firm can also assist you in negotiating a new lease, including a bonus payment.


If you have suffered contamination, pollution, extensive damage to your property, been impacted by a "nuisance" on land you own or feel that your rights as a landowner have been overlooked anywhere in Oklahoma, we can help. We can assist with the buying, selling and leasing of land, represent landowner interests after damage to property surfaces, advise on land use and pursue financial compensation for a wide variety of surface damages. Should a landowner matter be destined for a courtroom, Tisdal & O'Hara has represented many individual clients, business entities and county governments in a wide variety of complex civil litigation cases in local, state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Other Energy Law Issues 

Where surface and royalty owners are not involved, Tisdal & O'Hara has also vigorously represented producers, operators and other members of the oil and gas industry in disputes with each other. Other issues we frequently handle include well-drilling problems, drilling rights issues, area of mutual interest (AMI) disputes, frack interference and other well integrity damage claims, operating rights issues, gas balancing matters, and oil and gas lien disputes.

We are also positioned to provide all parties involved in the energy industry with assistance in all general business law matters, from entity formation to contract creation and beyond.

What Oil and Gas Issue Can We Resolve for You?


Contact Tisdal & O'Hara today by calling one of our office locations or reaching us by email message.