Energy, Environmental, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Law

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Just like our clients.

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We focus on energy and natural resources law.

We’ve made it a priority in our law practice to understand all segments of the conventional and emerging energy industries, including the regulatory and political contexts within which companies in these industries operate.

Offices throughout the Rocky Mountain Region

Colorado | New Mexico | Texas | Utah | Wyoming

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Energy News

December 2, 2020
COGCC Update: Commission Approves Comprehensive Changes to 200-600 Series, and 800, 900, and 1200 Series Rules - view
Striking “Oil,” a Case Alert - Craig v. Anadarko No. 19CA1441 (Colo. App. November 19, 2020) - view
November 11, 2020
New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission Undertakes Produced Water Spills Rulemaking - view
November 10, 2020
Executive Rights, Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Texas: Recent Developments - view
Senate Bill 2019-181 Did Not Resurrect Longmont’s 2012 Hydraulic Fracturing Bans - view
October 13, 2020 Client Alert
BLM Usurped Clean Air Act Authority – Wyoming Federal District Court Vacates BLM’s 2016 Waste Prevention Rule - view
FS Proposed Rule Streamlines Development of Federal Oil and Gas Resources - view
August 5, 2020 Client Alert
FWS Proposed Definition of "Habitat" to Ensure Unoccupied Critical Habitat
is Actually Habitat - view
August 4, 2020 Client Alert
Duhig: The Colorado Way - view
Lake Sakakawea / Missouri River Decision - view
July 16, 2020 Client Alert
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Orders EPA to Consider Expanding Colorado’s Ozone Nonattainment Area - view
July 8, 2020 Client Alert
New Mexico's Options for Operators Responding to Depressed Oil Prices - view
July 7, 2020 Client Alert
D.C. District Court Orders Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline - view
June 9, 2020 Client Alert
Presidential Executive Order Streamlines Federal Authorization For Infrastructure and Oil and Gas Projects - view
June  3, 2020 Client Alert
Need a Remote Notary? - view
What Operators Should Know About Judicial Foreclosure - view
Overriding Royalty Agreement Washout - view
May 11, 2020 Client Alert
May 11 Special COGCC Hearing - view
Introduction to Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota Mineral Liens - view
Colorado's Lien on Wells and Equipment - view
Wyoming Lien Statutes - view
Navigating Well and Pipeline Construction Liens in North Dakota - view
A Cautionary Note: NM Lease Loss due to Defective Notary - view
May 7, 2020 Client Alert
Introduction to New Mexico and Texas Mineral Liens - view
New Mexico's Statutory Mineral Liens: What Oil and Gas Companies
Need to Know - view
Texas Mineral Liens: What Oil and Gas Companies Need to Know - view
April 29, 2020 Client Alert
Clean Water Act Update: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and EPA Publish New WOTUS Definition - view
Bureau of Land Management Issues Interim Guidance for Royalty Rate Reduction and Lease Suspension Applications - view
Utah Forced Pooling – Formal Rule Publication and Comment Period - view
April 16, 2020 Client Alert
Another Adverse Pipeline Decision – Nationwide Injunction Issue Against U.S. Army Corps Nationwide Permit 12 - view
Delaware Chancery Court Denies a Shareholder's Request for the Company's Books and Records Based Upon An Improper Purpose - view
Seeking COVID-19 Regulatory Relief - view
New Mexico's Evolving Horizontal Well Rules Leave Many Open Questions - view
April 1, 2020 Client Alert
Colorado Court Rules State Pooling Order Negates Trespass - view
Adverse Decision Against the Dakota Access Pipeline - view
Surface Use Developments in New Mexico and Texas Law - view
Need a Notary? - view
March 2020 Client Alert
Stay-At-Home Orders and Expiring Permits; Extending the Life of Drilling Permits in a Crisis - view
How to Comply with Families First: Details on Companies’ New Duties under Recent Federal Legislation and Tax Credits - view

Oil & Gas Industry Seeks COVID-19 Regulatory Relief

  • COVID-19 Implications for EPA's Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program - view

  • EPA Letter 03/20/20​ - view

  • Request for Pause on Environmental Regulatory and Policy Work - view

COGCC Announces Approval of Noble Energy's Comprehensive Drilling Plan - view

February 2020 Client Alert
Proposed MBTA Rule Seeks to Provide Regulatory Certainty for Industry - view


2019 “Top Women in Energy”

Beatty & Wozniak Shareholder Deana Allen has been named a 2019 “Top Women in Energy” honoree by the Denver Business Journal.  Top Women in Energy recognizes women whose position, knowledge or expertise helps guide the sector.  This is the sixth year the Denver Business Journal has honored women in the energy industry.  Deana was honored at an award ceremony on April 23, 2019.






Deana’s practice is devoted exclusively to the oil and gas industry and encompasses the areas of title review and rendering of related opinions, due diligence, leases, joint operating agreements, farmouts, and development agreements.  In addition, she represents clients in the areas of acquisition and divestiture and represents borrowers and lenders in finance transactions secured by oil and gas assets consisting of undeveloped acreage and producing properties.


Along with her involvement in industry groups, Deana is also active in philanthropy and the community.  She is passionate about issues facing the special needs community and is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization employing over 300 people providing services to special needs kids and their families.  She has also been actively involved in fundraising efforts for the arts and, most recently, established a non-profit organization that provides clean drinking water solutions to the people of Nepal and Ecuador. 

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