Brandon Durrett is a Board Certified oil and gas attorney in the San Antonio and Austin offices of Dykema Cox Smith. Brandon maintains a diverse upstream industry practice focused on identifying and solving problems his clients encounter in the exploration, development, operation, production, sale, and leveraging of oil and gas ...
Brandon Durrett is a Board Certified oil and gas attorney in the San Antonio and Austin offices of Dykema Cox Smith. Brandon maintains a diverse upstream industry practice focused on identifying and solving problems his clients encounter in the exploration, development, operation, production, sale, and leveraging of oil and gas properties. He is an alumnus of Brigham Young University and Texas Tech School of Law, where he served as the Student Writing Editor for the Texas Tech Law Review and received the award for Outstanding Student Article. During law school, Brandon also received the Best Brief award in the National Championship of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Brandon originally hails from Midland and now lives in Alamo Heights with his wife and three children. He is an Eagle Scout and frequently writes and presents scholarly articles on oil and gas law.
Brandon has broad experience in all phases of acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets, including negotiation, drafting, and closing of purchase and sale agreements, associated financing transactions, and large-scale due diligence projects. He frequently negotiates and conducts upstream and midstream transactions involving leasing, pooling, farmouts, joint development, production allocation, seismic exploration, rights-of-way, surface use and damages, gas gathering and sales, and custom instruments to fit his client's needs. Brandon also regularly handles disputes arising under joint operating agreements, such as calculation of non-consent penalties, notice and election requirements, and exercise of preferential rights.
Brandon frequently represents and advises clients in regulatory compliance matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas and New Mexico Oil Conservation Division regarding drilling permits, spacing and density issues, pooling and allocation matters, special field rules, and enforcement actions. He also advises clients in operational and leasehold maintenance matters before the General Land Office of Texas, New Mexico State Land Office, and U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Practicing in Texas and New Mexico, Brandon has extensive experience examining oil and gas title to fee, state, and federal lands, including complex producing leaseholds and large unitized acreages, on both a stand-up and abstract basis.
Brandon frequently collaborates with the firm’s litigation practice group in land and energy-related disputes, such as lease termination disputes, deed and contract construction, adverse possession claims, and land use conflicts. He also works with the corporate, real estate, and regulatory groups in matters such as ranch and mineral acreage sales, ground and surface water rights disputes, and sales of pipeline and gathering systems.
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