Oil & Gas

One of Thomas' specialties is arbitration and mediation within the Oil & Gas field. He is available to help on a variety of oil and gas related cases. If you would like to set up a time to chat with Thomas about your arbitration or mediation needs contact him here.

Thomas E. Kurth Domestic & International Arbitrator & Mediator

Tom has over 44 years of experience in handling oil and gas disputes in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration forums and mediation.  With his vast knowledge of the oil and gas industry drawn from his years of practice, as an arbitrator or mediation, Tom's skillsets will benefit those who choose to engage him.  In Tom's many years handling disputes in the "oil and gas patch", except for regulatory disputes, he can state, based on his experience, that disputes involving the following issues are suitable for mediation and arbitration:

  • Oil and gas lease interpretations
  • Area of Mutual Interest Agreements
  • 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
  • Farm-out/Farm-in agreements interpretation
  • Exploration and Development Agreements
  • Contract disputes with drilling companies and service companies
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Disputes with vendors (e.g. drilling companies, oil/gas field vendors and service companies) including, e.g. damages measured by the loss of reserves and alleged negligence, et al
  • Disputes to "quiet title" and "trespass to try title"