An Attorney with a Deep Understanding of the Oil & Gas Industry
Phil Ganong was born into oil & gas law. Growing up in Bakersfield, CA, Phil Ganong’s grandfather was a career driller on a drilling rig for General Petroleum (now Chevron). Phil’s father was an oil & gas geologist, working in the oil & gas fields throughout California. Today, Phil’s sister is a geologist working in the oil & gas industry.
As for Phil, he went to work in the oil & gas fields around Bakersfield as soon as he was old enough to get a job. Even when he went away to the University of California at Berkeley he returned home summers to work on drilling rigs in the oil & gas fields in order to earn money for college.
A California Oil & Gas Attorney Who Knows the Business
As a leading oil & gas attorney in Bakersfield, CA, Phil Ganong knows how to quickly identify the best legal strategy and the most cost-effective means to achieve your goals.
As a trial lawyer, Phil is that rare California oil & gas attorney who has the skills to settle, mediate, arbitrate, or take your case all the way to trial in state or federal courts or in front of regulatory boards or commissions.
Phil Ganong can’t be buffaloed, because he’s been there and understands the details upon which your case hinges.
Oil & Gas Rights
A California oil & gas attorney knows that the exploration and production of oil & gas involves many competing rights and interests. These may include the rights of:
- Land owners
- Oil & gas owners
- Surface and easement owners
- Government entities
Oil & Gas Law
As a California oil & gas attorney, Phil Ganong provides superior legal work at a reasonable price for:
- Contract negotiations
- Dispute resolution
- Oil & gas operating agreement breaches
- Oil & gas litigation
- Regulatory compliance
- Oil & gas leasing
- Oil & gas lease terminations
- Property access rights
- Production activities
"Because of his family's background and involvement in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Ganong brings an invaluable expertise to his cases."
Oil & Gas Representative Cases
Royalty Owner Claim
Dismissal at trial of overriding royalty owner claim of “freeze out.”
Violation of Non-disclosure Agreement
Enforcing liquidated damages for violation of non-disclosure agreement.
Operating Agreement & COPAS Violations
Personal Injury in Oil Field
A rig hand suffered personal injuries from the blow out of a defective cement head in a Halliburton field.
Defense of claim alleging property damage to oil well by work over rig.
Preference of Drilling & Participation Agreement
Defense of claim attempting to compel performance of drilling and participation agreement.
Defense of Oil and Gas Operator
Defended an oil and gas operator who was sued for allegedly breaching a drilling program participation agreement.
"We've recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in verdicts and settlements for oil and gas disputes."
Free Consultation with a California Oil & Gas Attorney
Oil & gas law is intricate and is overseen by both California and federal law.
Involving a California oil & gas attorney like Phil Ganong early on can often help you get done what you need to get done faster and with less expense.