Oil & Gas
Morris Laing has long been recognized as one of the state’s foremost practitioners in the area of oil and gas. From its inception, the firm has represented oil and gas clients in matters before the Kansas Corporation Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (and its predecessor) and in oil and gas related litigation in state and federal courts. The firm’s recent victory in Fawcett v. Oil Producers, Inc. of Kansas has proven to be the final word on royalty accounting. Alone, this decision had led royalty owner class-action attorneys to dismiss a number of cases against producers.
The firm has far ranging expertise in such matters as lease negotiations, title examinations, unitization, pooling, secondary and tertiary recovery projects, operations decisions, and sales and acquisitions of oil and gas assets. Our clients include independent and major producers, pipeline companies and utility companies.