Offshore Energy Litigation in Houston, Texas

Texas Business & Commercial Litigation Attorney

Our elite legal team at Hicks Thomas LLP has represented clients in a broad spectrum of cases in the offshore energy exploration and production industries. Our energy litigation practice is global in scope. From our principal office in Houston, Texas, we have handled cases involving offshore exploration and production throughout the world, including the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Alaska, West Africa, offshore Libya, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Arabian Gulf.

Hicks Thomas LLP: A World-Class Firm Working to Achieve Your Goals

From the outset of your case, we begin to develop a creative strategy that is specifically tailored to achieve success. From compiling evidence to discovering fraudulent claims, we know what needs to be done to pursue an early settlement on mutually agreeable terms, allowing all parties to walk away satisfied, or to assess a plan of action to proceed with litigation.

Our attorneys have prosecuted and defended contract claims arising out of:

  • Master service agreements
  • Drilling contracts
  • Charter party agreements
  • Shipyard fabrication agreements
  • P/A and decommissioning operations

Notable Cases

Every member of our litigation team takes a creative approach to finding solutions to clients' cases. Our boutique firm fosters attentive, comprehensive representation tailored to facilitate your business needs, yet our international reach allows us to back your case with an aggressive pursuit of success.

Some of our notable cases include:

  • Product liability claims involving materials used for the construction of subsea umbilicals
  • Day rate disputes for offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Libya
  • Allocation of expenses in a joint operating agreement
  • Disputes over offshore platform use agreements
  • Claims for physical damage caused to a jack-up drilling rig during emplacement by a marine contractor
  • Charter party contract dispute over a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel
  • Disputes over force majeure claims
  • Contract disputes over the fitness of well control equipment and compliance with new industry and regulatory requirements arising out of the Macondo well blowout and subsequent drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Offshore pipeline welding and service contract disputes
  • Disputes over liability for damages to offshore assets caused by hurricanes
  • Disputes arising out of the construction and outfitting of an offshore drilling rig
  • Dispute concerning overhead expenses under an offshore operating agreement and production handling agreement
  • Pursuing unethical consultants for having obtained kickbacks and bribes while overseeing P/A and decommissioning operations

Contact Us for Client-Centric Representation

Hicks Thomas LLP's team includes more than a dozen seasoned litigators who have been included in the listing of Super Lawyers®, a prestigious professional accolade given to a selection of practicing attorneys who demonstrate and exceed industry levels of professionalism, ethical practice, and legal knowledge. We can assess your particular case and create a customized strategy that can deliver the best possible result. Contact our firm to protect your offshore energy interests.