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Authority scope of the DOGGR

While states like North Dakota may have received a lot of attention in recent years when it comes to domestic oil production, the fact remains that the state of California continues to be a major player in this market. If you are involved in this industry, you will know just how regulated this business can be and how important it is that your company follow appropriate laws and guidelines. For this reason, it is important to have a good understanding of what the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources is and what its scope is relative to your activities.

What factors should you look for in a gas lease?

If you plan to lease your land for the purpose of oil extraction in California, there are several heavy considerations you must make before signing on the dotted line. Your contract with the oil and gas company should address those considerations. Though every case is unique, and though you should always consult with an attorney before signing over the rights to your property, PennState details several components that all oil and gas lease contracts should include.

What you should know before about a gas lease

If you have the potential to collaborate with other entities and participate in a gas lease, the opportunity may sound incredibly promising when you hear about the potential benefits. However, doing your research before agreeing to any type of contract is imperative to protecting your assets. At Ehrlich, Pledger Law, LLP, we have helped many land owners in California to understand more about their rights in preparation for signing a contract. 

Proposal aims to tighten restrictions on drilling procedures

While drilling natural resources in California can provide a variety of economic benefits, if regulations are not followed, it can pose an immediate threat to the environment, as well as the people and wildlife that live nearby. As such, regulations are put into place to protect the investment of the drillers, as well as the safety and well-being of people who reside near the drilling site. 

Learning how to negotiate can help you make a sale

Whenever you have the opportunity to explore a new area, you are going to have to create a plan for how you are going to get from considering your options to finalizing a sale. In many cases, you will be one of several interested contractors who are going to need to show the seller why you are the best fit for potential exploration. At Ehrlich Pledger Law, LLP, we have helped many companies in California with the legal side of natural resource exploration. 

Understanding your contract and preventing disputes

You have recently discovered a promising opportunity to initiate a new oil exploration effort in California. This will require you to coordinate and implement a contractual agreement that will protect your rights, as well as the rights of the landowner and his or her property and assets. At Ehrlich Pledger Law, LLP, we have helped many people to secure beneficial contract agreements that provide protection and clarification. 

Tips on negotiating an oil and gas lease

Oil and gas leases can be complex documents. Proper negotiation is crucial in this case to ensure a lease is legally binding but also reflects your best interests. MineralWeb.com offers the following tips in this case, which can help mineral owners in California protect their highly valued assets.

The number of oil exploration rigs is increasing in the U.S.

The exploration of oil and gas has played an integral role in establishing an impressive economy in the United States. Without access to these natural resource, everyday life would be significantly more complicated. What many people may not realize is that exploration efforts are still in full swing in California. With the discovery of new potential sites for rigging, an added benefit is created. 

How can a surface damage clause protect your property?

You want to be able to benefit financially from the rich oil deposits under your California property, but you do not want the beautiful land around your home destroyed. Is there anything you can do to enjoy both the surface beauty and the riches underneath?

Fewer wells drilled despite state's continued dependence on oil

Owners of wells and real estate rich in minerals in California appear to have many advantages thanks to the state's massive underground reservoirs of oil. The state's economy and many of its individual and corporate residents have relied on the bounty that mining crude oil has provided. With the wealth of buried riches, many people may wonder why production is not increasing to meet the demand for gasoline.

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