Energy, Environmental, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Law

We think and speak energy 24 hours a day.

Just like our clients.

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 | North Dakota | Utah | Wyoming

Attorneys licensed in

Colorado | District of Columbia | Kansas | Louisiana | Maryland | Minnesota | Montana | Nebraska | New Mexico | New York | North Dakota | Oklahoma | Texas | Utah | Wyoming

Energy News

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
December 2019 Client Alert
COGCC - Beyond the Director's Objective Criteria - view
Preliminary Ruling Confirms the Department of Interior's Broad Authority
to Value Federal Oil and Gas - view
November 2019 Client Alert
Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Adopts Operatorship Rule
- view
October 2019 Client Alert
Beatty & Wozniak Secures Ruling Distinguishing the Landmark Bankruptcy Decision, In re Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. - view
August 2019 Client Alert
New Endangered Species Act Regulations Aim to Provide Regulatory Certainty and Transparency - view
July 2019 Client Alert
Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Proposes Rulemaking - view
May 2019 Newsletter

COGCC May Hearing: New Law, New Standards, New Commission...Same Public Comment - view

COGCC May Operator Meeting - view

So You Think You Will Sue or be Sued – The Litigation Perspective, Part 2:

The Collection and Preservation of Physical (Non-Documentary) Evidence - view

Dine Citizens v. Bernhardt - RFDs Assumptions - view

April 9, 2019

Pressure Mounts to Revamp Colorado's O&G Air Quality Permits - view

April 3, 2019

Senate Bill 181 Headed to Governor's Desk - view

The Evolving Landscape of Co-Tenancy In The Texas Oil Patch - view

So You Think You Will Sue or be Sued - The Litigation Perspective - view

March 25, 2019 - Client Alert
Adverse Federal Court Decision to BLM Oil and Gas Leasing Program - view
March 22, 2019 - Client Alert

Climate Legislation Introduced in Colorado - view

March 13, 2019 - Client Alert

Colorado Senate Amends Oil and Gas Bill, Sends it to the House - view

March 7, 2019 - Client Alert

Beatty & Wozniak secures Tenth Circuit decision concluding that an election letter and AFE constitute a binding contract - view

February 2019 - Client Alert
WEG Threatens High-Dollar Litigation Against Seven DJ Producers - view
January 2019 - Client Alert
Colorado Supreme Court rules in COGCC v. Martinez that the law requires balance - 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.