Patrick J. Schenkel

Patrick focuses his practice in the area of oil and gas law, specifically, advising his clients regarding acquisitions and divestitures, complex mineral titles, pooling issues, lease analysis, joint operating agreements, surface use issues and title curative. His practice also involves drafting and probating wills and assistance in the settlement of estates, including drafting and recording affidavits of heirship, special warranty deeds, and other settlement instruments. Patrick is licensed to practice law in Texas and Louisiana. He enjoys cheering on his Texas Longhorns, and, as an avid runner, has completed two marathons.


Speaking Engagements

  • Allocation Wells and Production Sharing Agreements – DALWORTH 2018 Spring Seminar, Dallas, Texas, June 26, 2018
  • Held By Production/Royalty Issues Seminar – AAPL Field Landman Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, February 8, 2019
  • An Overview of SONRIS and a Guide to Determining Mineral Ownership in Louisiana – Percheron Title Training Webinar, July 29, 2021
  • Asserting Dominance: Do Renewable Developers Have to Accommodate Oil & Gas Surface Use? –  AAPL Field Landman Seminar, Spring, Texas, November 18, 2021
  • Current Issues in Louisiana Oil and Gas Law – Kiefaber & Oliva Live Webinar, January 26, 2022
  • Relinquishment Act / Mineral Classified Issues in Texas – Corpus Christi Association of Professional Landmen Live Webinar, May 9, 2022
  • Development of Relinquishmnet Act Lands – AAPL Live Webinar, May 18, 2022



Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • J.D. - 2013
University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. - 2010
  • Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2013
  • Texas, 2014
  • Montana, 2020

Professional Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas
Louisiana State Bar Association
Houston Bar Association
American Association of Professional Landmen
Houston Association of Professional Landmen
Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen