Diane O'Neil

Senior Associate

303-407-4460 | direct

303-407-4499 | firm

800-886-6566 | fax

doneil@bwenergylaw.com

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OVERVIEW

 

Diane O’Neil joined Beatty & Wozniak as Senior Associate for the Transactional Group in October 2018.  She is an experienced oil and gas attorney with extensive background in both upstream and midstream matters. Diane represents clients on a range of upstream and midstream matters including: acquisitions and divestitures; diligence reviews; operations and exploration agreements; access and other land rights issues; gathering, processing and marketing; and master services and consulting agreements.  

 

Prior to joining the firm, Diane worked in-house representing an exploration and production company in all its day-to-day legal needs.  She handled everything from IT agreements to royalty owner disputes. Before moving in-house, Diane was in private practice focusing on primarily midstream oil and gas matters.

 

Diane is a Colorado native. She went to undergraduate school in Boston where she studied marine biology. Despite her love for the ocean the draw of Colorado was too strong, and Diane returned to Colorado for law school. She lives in Arvada with her husband and two daughters where they spend their free time enjoying all that Colorado has to offer, especially cheering on the Denver Broncos.

 

SELECT EXPERIENCE

 

Transactional

  • Real Property Documents: Surface Use agreements; Road Use Agreements; and Pipeline Rights-of-Way

  • Acquisition and Divestures of Operated and Non-Operated Assets; Diligence Review

  • Exploration and Operations Agreements: Farmout Agreements, and Joint Operating Agreements

  • Services Agreements: Master Services, Consulting, and Engineering Agreements

  • Gas Gathering, Processing, Marketing, Transport and Sales

  • Crude Oil Transport and Sales

  • Water Transport and Disposal

Industries

  • Upstream Oil & Gas

  • Midstream Oil & Gas

  • Transactional

Practice Areas

  • Oil and Gas Transactions

  • Acquisitions and Divestures

  • Upstream Operations

  • Midstream and Marketing

Admissions

  • State of Colorado

  • State of Wyoming

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Attorney

Professional Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

  • Women’s Energy Network, Colorado Chapter

Speeches and Publications

  • Update to Chapter 16 Exploration, Drilling, Producing and Operating Regulations and Procedures Law of Federal Oil and Gas Leases, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, updated annually beginning May 2017​

  • Addressing Legal, Regulatory, and Risk-Allocation Challenges for Water Reuse in Hydraulic Fracturing, International Mining Water Association, Golden, CO (August 2013)

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, CO, Juris Doctor, May 2007​

  • Boston University, Boston, MA, B.A., Biology; Minor, Psychology, May 2002

    • Conducted marine research at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA

 

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