Shaun is an experienced attorney specializing in advising oil and gas operators of all sizes across a range of issues, including day-to-day operations to complex contract drafting and title reviews. Before joining Oliva Gibbs, Shaun enjoyed over ten years in Midland, Texas, practicing in both Texas and New Mexico. Shaun worked in private practice in the heart of the Permian Basin, and later in-house at a large, independent, Midland-based exploration and production company.
Shaun’s skills extend to negotiating, reviewing, and drafting key contracts and agreements, including oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, operating agreements, easements, farm-outs/farm-ins, master service agreements, purchase and sale agreements, conveyances, assignments, and pooling instruments. He regularly assists clients with development planning, strategy, and structure. He also has a strong background in reviewing and analyzing titles for acquisition, drilling, and division order title opinions.
Outside of his legal career, Shaun is a USA Track and Field Level 1 Certified Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer. When not running, he enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking, all with his wife and son. A native Houstonian, Shaun now resides in Dallas.
- Acquisitions and Due Diligence
- Conveyancing and Curative
- Lease Maintenance and Development Planning
- Oil and Gas Contract Review
- Oil and Gas Leasing
- Oil, Gas and Mineral Transactions
- Operating Agreements, Participation
- Agreements, and AMI’s
- Title Matters