FIRST SOURCE--MINERAL LEASES AND OTHER AGREEMENTS ON DEVELOPMENT
The development of natural gas wells and coal simultaneously is destined to create conflict. Coal operators, oil and gas operators and landowners have a host of tools and strategies available in planning for development and caring out the development. What are the sources of the tools available? The starting point is to look at the leases and other agreements affecting development. The mineral lease or leases may provide guidance in dealing with the convict as anticipated The lase provisions may set up a propriety for development between coal and gas, may limit the location of any well by agreement or consent. Provisions on well locations in leases may hold the key to thoughtful develop,ment to benefit the income of all affected parties. The issue of removal of well bores and the temporary plugging of the well bores will enhance development. The parties may agree even upon approaching development on a scheme for resolving the conflicts in order to alleviate litigation or other action.
The law office of Donald R. Johnson can assist you or your Company is dealing with the issues of joint development of minerals for the protection of assets and avoidance of litigation. Donald has been dealing with the issues of development for many years as in-house and private counsel. He has partipated in negotiations, drafting, and interpretation of documents, on this subject. Moreover, he has drafted and negotiated legislation, litigated the issues in state circuit and appellate courts, Contact the firm in Roanoke, Virginia, at (540) 989-3505. Donald is admitted to practice law in Virginia and West Virginia. Donald will serve you and your Company as counsel on a consulting or active basis.
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