The Clark Law Firm, PC is dedicated to representation of Pennsylvania Landowners in all oil and gas related matters. Attorney Doug Clark has not and will not represent natural gas or pipeline companies. Doug is Pennsylvania’s Landowner Lawyer and should be your first call for any oil and gas legal representation.
Addendum terms, or Riders, are critical clauses that are negotiated and added to boilerplate Oil and Gas Leases, Pipeline Right-of-Way Agreements, Surface Use Agreements, Roadway Agreements, Well Pad Agreements and many other gas and pipeline company offered contracts. Landowners must negotiate the strongest possible Addendum terms in all natural gas agreements to protect and preserve their property for future generations. Learn More.
Gas Lease Negotiation
The Oil and Gas Lease is the cornerstone of your relationship with the gas company. It is without any doubt the most important document for the Landowner. Landowners must negotiate their Oil and Gas Leases to maximize the per acre bonus, royalty percentage, royalty payments and to protect their property for today and future generations. Learn More.
Oil & Gas Lease Amendments and Modifications
Gas Companies are Contacting Landowners to Request that the Landowner Agree to Amend or Modify the Terms Contained in their Original and Active Oil and Gas Lease. Agreeing to Amend or Modify Your Existing Oil and Gas Lease is a Major Decision and Should Only be Made after Consultation with an Experienced Oil and Gas Attorney. Learn More.
Gas Lease Reviews
The Clark Law Firm, PC offers Oil and Gas Lease Reviews and in–person or detailed telephone conferences to any Pennsylvania Landowner seeking a thorough review of their gas lease, pipeline agreement or any other natural gas agreement. Learn More.
Attorney Doug Clark has negotiated Pipeline Right‐of‐Way Agreements with over 40 separate pipeline companies across Pennsylvania. Landowners often have substantial negotiation leverage when presented with a Pipeline Agreement. No Landowner should ever sign a Pipeline Right‐of‐Way Agreement without experienced legal representation. Let Doug’s extensive oil and gas experience work for you. Learn More.
Surface Use Agreement (SUA)
Surface Use Agreements, or SUA, are legal contracts between gas or pipeline companies and the Landowner that govern the company’s use of the surface of your property. Landowners must negotiate the terms of all Surface Use Agreements for maximum financial compensation and property protection terms. Learn More.
Well Site Agreement
Well Site Agreements are documents provided by a gas company for installation of a well pad for natural gas drilling. Well pad agreements contemplate major industrial operations and commonly involve in excess of 10 acres of surface disturbance. Even if your Oil and Gas Lease permits drilling and surface activity, do not simply sign a Well Site Agreement without understanding your rights and your ability to decline or negotiate these important natural gas contracts. Learn More.
Landowners must not simply sign company presented Roadway Agreements. Landowners are unfortunately signing very poor Roadway Agreements based on Landman representations. Landowners often can decline a requested Roadway Agreement or at worst negotiate the terms of the company presented agreement. Remember, Roadway Agreements may result in the loss of Clean and Green status and cost the Landowner thousands of dollars in increased taxes. Learn More.
Gas companies install temporary above ground water lines to transport water from water withdrawal facilities to well sites for fracking purposes. Although generally temporary, surface water lines can present many negative issues for Landowners. Do not be tricked into signing a Temporary Water Line Agreement without fully understanding your rights and negotiation leverage. Learn More.
Deeds & Corrective Deeds
The Clark Law Firm, PC does Deed work for Landowners, including preparation and filing of Corrective Deeds. Corrective Deeds are a valuable tool for Landowners to ensure that their Deed and Oil and Gas Lease reflects their proper acreage of ownership. Do not get paid less royalties than you deserve due to an incorrect Deed. Learn More.
Gas and pipeline companies present Damage Releases to Landowners prior to paying financial compensation for damages incurred as a result of the company’s operations on the Landowner’s property. Almost all Damage Releases presented by companies are extremely broad and must be reviewed and corrected to minimize the impact of the Release document. Learn More.
Reclamation is the process of returning the surface of the Landowner’s property back to its original condition after natural gas operations occur. Landowners must negotiate strong Reclamation terms in all oil and gas agreements and must hold the company responsible for all appropriate reclamation requirements for their property. Remember, regardless of your agreement, all gas and pipeline companies have reclamation requirements they must complete. Learn More.
Compressor Station Agreements
Compressor Stations involve substantial above ground surface facilities including separators and large compressor units used to pressurize natural gas to facilitate the transportation of gas through pipelines. Compressor Station Agreements involve major industrial operations and typically require a century or more of Landowner commitment. Any Landowner presented with a Compressor Station Agreement must contact an experienced oil and gas attorney to address these major industrial contracts. Learn More.
Water Impoundment Ponds
Water Impoundment Ponds are used to store millions of gallons of water to be used in the hydraulic fracturing process. Water Impoundment Ponds typically involve decades of Landowner commitment and substantial surface impact. Landowner liability and negative Clean and Green tax consequences are always a serious concern. Learn More.