Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys have significant litigation experience in the oil field services industry. We are highly skilled in defending and prosecuting claims relating to expansion and construction efforts involving oil field operations.

We are also experienced in litigations involving environmental, land use and natural resource concerns related to oil field services and operations. We have represented clients in matters arising under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund).

We conduct internal investigations regarding environmental and occupational safety matters for North Sea offshore oil & gas operations.

With regard to securing insurance coverage, we have also represented an oil company in a declaratory judgment action brought in Georgia federal court against two general liability carriers with regard to underground petroleum tanks. In addition, we also have patent experience involving many oilfield technologies such as signal processing, circuits, control systems telemetry, radiation and material monitoring, viscosity, sensors, imaging tools, motor drives, materials and compositions including polymers.

Oil & Gas-Petrochemicals

Experience Highlights

Sale of subsidiary of international manufacturer and buy-out of joint venture partner
Represented an international manufacturer in the sale of its gas fittings business, including operations in the United States, France and Mexico. In more
Boardman Petroleum, Inc. v. Federated Mut. Ins. Co.
The firm served as lead counsel to Boardman Petroleum in two significant actions resulting in reported decisions. The first action was brought more
Priority of other insurance coverage for death and bodily injury following a refinery explosion
After the trial court ruled on summary judgment that Citgo, as an "additional insured" under our client’s GLC policy, could obtain $5 million in more
Consolidation of PetroLiance LLC
The firm served as lead counsel for PetroLiance LLC, an oil company, in four-way consolidation that created the nation’s largest distributor of more

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