West Virginia is a beautiful state blessed with extensive natural resources. Among those natural resources is the oil and gas often found in the Marcellus and Utica Shales. With these resources also come many issues between landowners and the energy companies seeking to extract the oil and gas. The leases these companies provide can make it very difficult to understand what your rights are as a landowner. If you are a mineral rights owner or landowner and you have questions regarding your rights in an oil and gas transaction, do not hesitate to call us. At Shaffer Law, we handle oil and gas lease negotiations or disputes of a lease that is already in place, including issues with royalties due to mineral and landowners.
With oil and gas leases, it is important to negotiate the best possible deal for the mineral owners and landowners. From higher signing bonuses to greater royalty percentages, Shaffer Law can help you get the lease you deserve for your property. If a landman has approached you about signing a lease, it is imperative to speak with a lawyer before signing anything. The leases are prepared by the energy companies for their benefit. Shaffer Law will look out for your interests and make sure the big companies do not take advantage of West Virginia mineral owners and landowners.
In West Virginia, mineral right ownership can be nothing short of a mess. With mineral rights and surface rights being severed sometimes over 100 years ago, tracking the path of these ownership interests can be an extremely complicated endeavor. Events such as inheritance, wills, and West Virginia intestacy laws play a vital role in determining how ownership rights have been passed down from generation to generation. If you find yourself at odds with another landowner over the specifics of your ownership rights, Shaffer Law can help interpret your ownership rights. It is our goal to analyze the rights of our clients and then protect and preserve them through whatever means are required.
No matter what your oil and gas issue is, Shaffer Law can help! Give us a call today for your free consultation. If you have been involved in an oil and gas accident, Shaffer Law can assist you. Please see our Personal Injury page for further details.