Upstream Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas Title Opinions

Arkansas based Law Offices of Mark Robinette provides attorney prepared oil and gas Drilling Title Opinions, Division Order Title Opinions, Acquisition Title Opinions, and Lease Maintenance Opinions throughout the State of Arkansas. For oil, gas, and mineral exploration and production companies working in Arkansas, the firm will work with your development team to find the most efficient means to render your title opinions. The firm makes every effort to provide reasonable solutions to oil and gas title problems to avoid delay and carried costs.

Integrations and Regulatory

In Arkansas, the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (AOGC) regulates nearly all aspects of oil and gas production, and hearings before the AOGC require an attorney. This includes compulsory pooling (integration), operations, and gas sales. Law Offices of Mark Robinette can present your integration application to the AOGC, present your salt water disposal well application to the AOGC, and defend your company against violations of AOGC rules.


Law Offices of Mark Robinette provides attorney representation for upstream oil and gas companies in the State and Federal Courts of Arkansas. The firm accepts lease breach, implied covenant, royalty fraud, quiet title, tax title, and many other types of oil and gas cases. The firm will consider litigation consultation and support for cases in Texas.

Divestiture and Acquisition Transactions

Whether you are with an E&P company seeking to purchase or sell assets in Arkansas, an out-of-state law firm that needs an Arkansas attorney’s assistance in a transaction, or a land company needed a lawyer’s guidance in an Arkansas due diligence project, Law Offices of Mark Robinette can find a way to meet your needs. The Firm can draft and review oil and gas transactional documents including purchase and sale agreements, assignments, and bills of sale. The firm can serve as a “go to” title advice source for your due diligence landmen. The firm can provide references to reputable independent brokers or landmen in Arkansas to work with you in your acquisition, divestiture, and due diligence efforts in Arkansas.

Operational Advice

Integrated units in Arkansas are governed by an AOGC form Joint Operating Agreement (JOA). The JOA is patterned after the AAPL form, but with some modification. The firm can help you navigate the Arkansas JOA. If your company is farming in or out acreage in Arkansas, the firm can draft and review farm in, farm out, and development agreements. Besides the AOGC, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) play a significant role in regulating the activities of exploration and production companies in Arkansas. Oil and Gas producers need access to gravel, water, high quality sand, and waste disposal facilities.  The ADEQ regulates sand mining and many forms of waste disposal while the ANRC regulates the commercial use of surface water. The firm can provide guidance in obtaining proper permits and defense of permit violations from the ADEQ and ANRC.


Law Offices of Mark Robinette Oil and Gas lawyers and attorneys accept Arkansas oil and gas law cases in Union County Arkansas, Columbia County Arkansas, Lafayette County Arkansas, Miller County Arkansas, Nevada County Arkansas, Jackson County Arkansas, White County Arkansas, Independence County Arkansas, Cleburne County Arkansas, Van Buren County Arkansas, Faulkner County Arkansas,  Conway County Arkansas, Pope County Arkansas, Sebastian County Arkansas, Crawford County Arkansas, Yell County Arkansas.