Nicol Thompson Kramer


307-995-4602 | direct

307-265-2085 | firm

800-886-6566 | fax

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Nicol recently became a Shareholder at Beatty & Wozniak. She joined the Casper, Wyoming office in 2013. 


Nicol is a Wyoming native and has focused her law career on energy law.  She has extensive experience representing various stakeholders in the oil, gas and mineral industry, including mineral production companies, service companies, private mineral owners, private landowners and governmental entities.  This breadth of experience gives her a unique perspective when advising companies regarding operations in Wyoming.  Nicol’s work involves areas of regulatory, transactional, administrative law, and litigation.  Between undergraduate and law school, Nicol worked as a financial auditor in the Denver, Colorado office of Ernst & Young, LLP. 


In her free time, Nicol likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters.  They enjoy outdoor activities including biathlon, skiing, biking and running.




  • Advised clients and negotiated on their behalf regarding surface access for oil and gas operations, including issues of split estate, eminent domain, and access requirements for state and federal lands.

  • Represented clients in front of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

  • Advised clients regarding legal requirements, including, federal and state regulatory requirements, for reinitiating development in abandoned oil field.

  • Advised clients and negotiated on their behalf regarding legal and permitting issues related to produced water discharge and disposal.

  • Conducted title due diligence reviewed in a variety of mineral transactions.

  • Represented clients in commercial disputes, including litigation under joint operating agreements.

  • Represented operator on appeal to IBLA of BLM rejection of natural gas measurement method.

  • Represented clients in asserting and defending against statutory and contractual liens.

  • Advised clients on business formation and operational agreements.

  • Represented clients in front of local governments regarding land use, subdivision, and zoning issues.



  • Oil and Gas Transactional

  • Governmental Affairs

  • Federal Leasing Matters

Practice Areas

  • Commission/Regulatory

  • Federal Lands & Environmental

  • Regulatory Agency Matters

  • Business and Real Estate Transactions

  • Due Diligence

  • Title Curative

  • Litigation


  • State of Colorado

  • State of Wyoming

  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


  • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., 2002

  • University of Wyoming, B.S., Accounting, 1997

Professional Activities

  • Petroleum Association of Wyoming

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation​

  • Leadership Wyoming, Alumni

  • Leadership Casper, Alumni​

Speeches and Publications

  • Are You Going Dutch, or Will You Be Picking Up the Tab? Securing Payment from Non-Paying Working Interest Owners, co-author, Wyoming Lawyer (December 2017)

  • We say again – “Seller Beware”…Another Chapter in the Case of Pennaco Energy, co-author, BW Energy News (March 2016)

  • Seller Beware, BW Energy News (December 2015)

  • Negotiating Oil and Gas Agreements in Wyoming, Permitting, Regulation & Compliance Update (November 2015)

  • WOGCC Rulemaking – Bonding & APDs, BW Energy News (October 2015)

  • Hydrology and the Law, Federal and Interstate Issues (November 2014)

  • Frac Law: From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Disputes, Negotiating Key Contract Provisions (December 2013)

  • Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Issues, Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Litigation (October 2012)

Community Service

  • Wyoming Dual Language Immersion Steering Committee

  • The Science Zone, Board of Directors

  • Casper Mountain Biathlon Club, Board of Directors

  • United Way of Natrona County Board of Directors, 2008 – 2017

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