Alaska Oil and Gas Law Attorneys
With the discovery of Prudhoe Bay and the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the oil and gas industry has become Alaska’s economic lifeline as well as a major secure source of domestic energy. The attorneys at Guess & Rudd have been there every step of the way. Along the way, we have become widely recognized as one of Alaska’s preeminent law firms and have gained a reputation as leaders in Alaska oil and gas law.
Over the past 50 years, our lawyers have successfully served a large clientele of oil and gas companies, as well as other businesses and individuals involved in exploring for, acquiring, developing, producing and marketing Alaska’s natural resources. Our firm also represents numerous oil and natural gas pipeline companies, assisting them with all facets of the heavily regulated oil and gas pipeline industry in Alaska. We have been deeply involved with a number of the owners of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) for decades, as well as many of the Alaska North Slope pipelines, which feed the TAPS. We have obtained the various regulatory approvals necessary for many of these pipelines to begin and continue operating. We have been involved with the transfer of all or part interests in Alaska pipelines and of the pipeline companies that own them. We are intimately familiar with virtually all aspects of pipeline operations in Alaska. We are well known to the Alaska regulators of these companies.
Our oil and gas exploration, development and production clients have significant interests in the major oil and gas fields that have been developed on Alaska’s North Slope, in Cook Inlet and elsewhere, and in both current and future onshore and offshore projects. Our focus is on protecting these interests and ensuring the continued safe and efficient exploration, development, production and transportation of Alaskan energy resources.
We handle a broad spectrum of matters related to oil and gas law:
- Purchase and sale transactions
- Exploration agreements
- Option and leasing transactions
- Land exchanges
- Joint ventures involving potentially valuable lands
- Financing transactions
- Litigation to protect oil and gas rights
- Special contracts for electric power and other utilities
- Taxation issues
- Regulatory compliance