Mineral owners and oil and gas producers desiring to explore for or produce oil and gas in Florida face a daunting maze of specialized regulatory requirements over and above already complicated state and federal environmental regulatory programs.
Despite the obvious difficulties, Florida is the seventeenth largest oil producing state in the nation, and virtually all of it is produced from on-shore facilities. As oil and gas production in Florida continues and grows, Hopping Green & Sams has the experience and team to help clients successfully navigate this the ever-changing maze of state and federal regulatory requirements.
Areas of Service
Our experience covers a wide array of issues related to oil and gas exploration and production. From mineral leases to seismic permits to well drilling permits, Hopping Green & Sams strives in all respects to guide clients through this maze effectively and efficiently.
And our experience does not stop at exploration and production. It also includes -assisting clients needing to prevent or minimize effects on adjacent properties and extends to the regulation of hydrocarbon storage and transportation in both liquid and gaseous form. This includes the regulation of above-ground and underground storage tanks, the siting and licensing of pipelines, and subterranean gas storage facilities.
Finally, there is always the risk of an accidental release when producing, storing or transporting hydrocarbons. When such accidents happen, we rely on our experience to counsel our clients about spill response, media management, regulatory reporting, and enforcement and damages proceedings.
Contact one of our lawyers to learn more about how we can help.