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Drilling Rigs in Texas

Formidable Representation from an Oil & Gas Attorney

Generally thought of as the universal symbol of the oil and gas industry, oil drilling rigs were introduced to the oil and gas industry in the early 1900s. The significance of the drilling rig far surpasses its symbolic meaning, however, because it is required to accomplish many practical and functional goals for oil and gas companies across the globe.

If you are facing legal matters involving drilling rigs in Texas, trust Herring Law Firm. The firm's Houston Oil and Gas Lawyer has experience handling numerous oil and gas law matters for clients throughout the state of Texas. The firm represents landowners, operators, and companies who have played key roles in the oil and gas industry. The firm takes pride in working hard on behalf of clients so that, no matter what legal issue they may be facing, the firm can help them achieve the best possible resolution. When your rights and assets are on the line, representation from Herring Law Firm can be as essential to your future success as a drilling rig is to obtaining oil.

Quality Assistance with Your Drilling & Operating Agreements

Before conducting any sort of surface-disturbing activities with a drilling rig, you must obtain approval first. This can be accomplished with a drilling and operating agreement.

Herring Law Firm can help landowners, operators, and companies create drilling and operating agreements involving the following matters:

  • Leasing mineral rights
  • Protecting surface ownership rights
  • Negotiating terms with a drilling and operating company
  • Breach of contract issues
  • Property contamination litigation
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating drilling and operating agreements

The firm can help you draft a drilling and operating agreement as well as defend your rights in these agreements. A poorly written agreement can cause huge problems for both parties. Avoid unnecessary conflict and work with the firm's knowledgeable attorney, Mason Herring, from the outset.

Oil Drilling Costs

If you are a landowner or oil and gas operator, conflicts can arise over what is called "split property." Split property refers to areas of private property that are available for oil and gas development. These are typically areas of interest that are in proximity to one another. While a landowner can retain surface ownership, they may lease their mineral rights to a gas company so that they can commence drilling operations to begin the development of oil and gas.

Oil companies typically benefit financially from producing crude materials, but a landowner can benefit financially as well by receiving royalties from leasing their mineral rights. Herring Law Firm is proud of its attorney's comprehensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry. If you have a concern involving the cost of drilling in your area, or if you are involved in a conflict regarding the cost of drilling, the firm's Texas drilling rig lawyer can help you!

Injured While Working a Drilling Rig?

At Herring Law Firm, the attorney has a special sympathy for individuals who work in the oil and gas industry. Drilling rig operators have an extremely difficult job to do and risk their lives every day simply by going to work. Because of the strenuous nature of their job, accidents are bound to happen.

Unfortunately, drilling accidents can cause some of the most severe injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drilling rig accident, the Texas drilling rig lawyer at the firm can pursue financial compensation on your behalf, including for:

  • Lost wages due to time off from work
  • Doctor bills, medical treatment, hospital expenses
  • Follow-up treatment costs, including rehabilitation needs or prescription medication costs
  • Wrongful death claims

Although it may seem like your accident was no one's fault, the firm can investigate the cause of your injury-causing incident. By determining that someone else's negligence caused the accident, Attorney Herring can hold individuals or manufacturers responsible for the damages. You won't know what kind of benefits you are entitled to until you seek experienced legal representation from a qualified attorney at the firm.

Take Action by Retaining Herring Law Firm

If you are involved in a drilling rig dispute or accident in Texas, you can trust that Herring Law Firm can represent you. The firm's Texas drilling rights attorney is committed to preserving your rights and protecting your interests to the fullest extent. The firm cares for your well-being and are aggressive and tenacious litigators when your rights have been compromised.

Herring Law Firm offers case evaluations in person or over the phone, whichever is most convenient for you. The firm never charges for client communication, and your attorney is always just a phone call away. Don't hesitate any longer. The firm is available to clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact Herring Law Firm and learn how the firm is prepared to make a difference in your case.

Reviews From Satisfied Clients

  • “Because of Mr. Herring, I received the medical attention I continue to need and money that will support my family.”

    Zach T.

  • “Mr. Herring was there for me when I needed him most after my big tractor trailer accident.”

    Brett S.

  • “I would recommend Mason to anyone that needs a straight shooting hard working lawyer.”


  • “ I will be forever grateful for the work he did for our family.”

    Gerard T.

  • “If you work in the oil patch and are injured, you need Mason!”

    Robert W.

  • “Great lawyer and great person.”

    Cory K.

  • “They handle every problem, no matter how big or small, with the utmost professionalism and diligence.”

    MGM Petroleum

  • “Mason Herring is truly a great lawyer. He met, AND EXCEEDED, all of my expectations. ”

    Sammy G.

  • “He pursues each case with both passion and compassion and is dedicated to providing his clients with the best counsel possible.”

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