Oil Gas & Minerals

Our Oil/Gas/Minerals Group is chaired by Steven Evans Kirby. The firm represents many major integrated and independent oil, gas, surface mining and other industrial companies with operations in the western United States. The firm provides a broad range of services, including federal, state and local agency permitting, compliance and enforcement defense, associated transactional work, administrative tribunal and civil litigation.

The firm has considerable experience in these areas and takes a pragmatic solution-oriented approach in assisting clients through a maze of regulations and bureaucracy, including local and regional land use authorities and air pollution control districts, California Coastal Commission, State Air Resources Board, State Department of Fish & Game, State Lands Commission, U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Interior (Minerals Management Service), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous state and federal water quality control agencies.

Hollister & Brace has been involved in many major onshore and offshore exploration, production, processing and transportation projects, including the $2.5 billion Pt. Arguello Project, Gaviota Marine Terminal, Pacific Pipeline, Ellwood, Pt. Pedernales and Tranquillon Ridge Projects, World Mineral's Lompoc Plant and Mine, Holly Sugar’s Plant, Boeing’s Delta IV Commercial Space Project, LNG project and many others.