Davis Graham & Stubbs attorneys have significant experience assisting clients through every phase of federal and Indian royalty management. We advise clients on how to comply with Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) royalty reporting and valuation rules. We assist clients with:
We represent clients seeking review of ONRR orders through the administrative appeals processes before the ONRR Director and Interior Board of Land Appeals and, if necessary, in the federal courts. We also counsel clients facing civil penalties or administrative investigations. Finally, we advise clients on the royalty implications of new marketing contracts and acquisitions.
The ONRR royalty reporting and valuation rules are technical and complex, and we strive to make the compliance process straightforward and accessible. We work closely with both revenue accountants and in-house counsel to facilitate producers’ compliance with the rules, and we tailor our role to the needs of individual producers and their particular gathering and processing agreements and marketing agreements. Our clients range from small producers with a handful of federal or Indian wells to producers with thousands of wells.