Mediation And Arbitration For Oil And Gas Law Disputes

Litigation is often costly and time-consuming. The contentious nature of a courtroom fight also often further deteriorates working relationships. Many individuals and businesses in the oil and gas industry turn to alternative forms of dispute resolution — such as arbitration and mediation — to settle disagreements.

At Cantafio Hammond in Denver, we have extensive experience in oil and gas industry mediation and arbitration. We help individuals and businesses throughout Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and beyond resolve their disputes through mediation and arbitration.

Hire An Experienced Mediator And Arbitrator

Attorney Ralph Cantafio possesses a unique blend of skills and resources as both a mediator and arbitrator. In addition to more than 30 years of legal experience, he also has vast knowledge of the oil and gas industry. The combination of these disciplines benefits those participating in mediation and arbitration well. Our firm understands the complex nature of upstream and downstream oil and gas activities. Whether your issue is contractual, technical, operational or financial, we will work to find the most economic and efficient solution.

During mediation, a neutral third-party mediator guides the parties through discussion and negotiation. The parties use a neutral third party to reach a mutual agreement. Arbitration is a more formal procedure. Decisions reached in arbitration are enforceable much like a court order.

Issues we have handled through mediation and arbitration include:

  • Oil and gas lease interpretations
  • Bonus payments
  • Oil and gas royalties
  • Access and egress
  • Surface uses and damage
  • Soil and environmental damage
  • Mineral ownership
  • Asset valuation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Joint operating agreements
  • AFE disputes
  • Farmout agreement interpretation
  • Master Service contract disputes
  • Environmental claims

Resolve Your Oil And Gas Dispute Out Of Court

For more information about our oil and gas industry mediation and arbitration services, call our Denver office at 720-515-5947, our Steamboat Springs office at 970-367-4373 or contact us online. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with evening and weekend appointments available by request. Mr. Cantafio can be reached directly on his cellphone at 970-819-2371, but asks that you not call before 8 a.m. or after 10 p.m. Our firm accepts all major credit cards.