Deals and Leasing

Santoyo Wehmeyer P.C.’s oil and gas leasing and transactional practice focuses on representing oil and gas operators and non-operating working interest owners in the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas leases. Our experience encompasses negotiation of purchase and sale contracts, due diligence work, and preparation and negotiation of appropriate title documentation.

Santoyo Wehmeyer P.C.’s leasing and deal practice spans the state of Texas, with particular concentration in South Texas and the Eagle Ford Shale, West Texas and the Permian Basin and the Texas Panhandle, where the Firm has negotiated and closed thousands of acres of oil and gas leases for a diverse client base that includes publicly traded, international, independent producer and private equity fund clients.

Santoyo Wehmeyer P.C. is well-versed in Texas oil and gas leasing practices for both conventional and unconventional leasing prospects, including issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, retained acreage, royalty payment and payor obligations and title issues common to different geographical areas of Texas that affect development plans.

Santoyo Wehmeyer P.C.’s oil and gas leasing and transactional practice is headed by Katy  Wehmeyer, who spent the first nine years of her practice at a large law firm. A representative list of areas of experience includes:

  • Oil and gas leases
  • Geophysical permits
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Letters of intent
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Title documents
  • Diligence, consents to assignment and preferential rights