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Jamie Jost

Managing Shareholder

Overview

Overview

Jamie is the Founder and Managing Shareholder of Jost Energy Law, P.C., a female owned and operated firm specializing in oil and gas and natural resources law. Under her guidance, Jost Energy Law has cultivated an innovative culture that supports each attorney and staff member and allows them to grow and thrive in their positions. Jamie has distinguished herself as a preeminent leader in energy law and is recognized as a top attorney in her field. She has represented the oil and gas industry in the private sector since 2002, and her growing firm continues to diligently support clients throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

Admissions & Education

Admissions & Education

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • New Mexico

 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court of Wyoming
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

 

Education

University of Wyoming School of Law
J.D., 2002

Indiana State University
B.S., 1998, cum laude

  • Environmental Science and Industrial Hygiene

Expertise & Experience

Expertise & Experience

Practices

  • Regulatory
  • Transactional
  • Local Government
  • Litigation

 

Representative Results

Successfully obtained thousands of spacing, density, and pooling orders from Colorado and Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commissions

Obtained favorable decisions in 100+ contested hearings for oil & gas operators from Colorado and Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commissions

Represented oil and gas operators and industry trade associations in history-making state and local rulemakings impacting and governing oil and gas operations

Represented oil and gas operators in commission enforcement actions defending against alleged violations of administrative rules and regulations that resulted in six-figure fine reductions

Secured drilling and surface use permits from Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico state agencies, and over 20+ Colorado local governments for oil and gas operations

Negotiated and obtained Operator Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with multiple local jurisdictions with land use regulations governing oil and gas operations

Examined title and prepared over 100+ drilling, division order and financing title opinions for over ten public and independent oil and gas operators in the Powder River Basin and DJ Basin

Successfully drafted and negotiated to execution hundreds of joint operating agreements, oil and gas leases, easements, rights-of-way, surface use agreements and purchase and sale agreements

Represented and conducted environmental and title due diligence review for oil and gas operators in purchase and sale transactions, exploration and development agreements, and areas of mutual interest agreements for land, mining and oil and gas assets

Represented and managed all aspects of international refining and pipeline company’s 110-mile interstate crude oil pipeline expansion project in Wyoming and Colorado, including federal, state, and local permitting, easement and rights-of-way acquisition, eminent domain issues, pipeline safety issues and operational matters

Represented independent oil and gas operators in litigation involving surface use and access and eminent domain issues

Represented oil and gas exploration and production company in the federal, state, and local permitting of a gas plant (CO2, methane and helium) and pipeline easements in the LaBarge Field of the Upper Green River Valley and Wyoming Range mountains

Represented the leading transportation and marketer of CO2 in North America with state and local permitting and environmental matters relating to the McElmo Dome in southwestern Colorado and enhanced oil recovery projects in Texas

Represented an oil and gas exploration company on transactional and title matters relating to COstorage project in Montana

Represented natural gas midstream company with constructing a natural gas gathering system, processing plant and natural gas liquids stub line serving Colorado and Wyoming on all aspects of the federal, state and local governmental agencies with regulatory control over the project

Professional Accomplishments

Professional Accomplishments

Publications and Speeches

  • “State and Local Regulation of Activities on Federal Oil and Gas Leases,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Federal Oil & Gas Leasing Short Course, Oct. 2011, Oct. 2013, Oct. 2015, Oct. 2017 and upcoming Oct. 2019, Author and Presenter
  • “The Ethics of Representing Clients in Contentious Public Meetings,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Annual Institute, July 2018, Co-Author and Presenter
  • “Ten Practical Points for Permitting and Developing the Niobrara Shale in Colorado and Wyoming,” Western Interior Oil & Gas Report, 2014, Author
  • Rocky Mountain Energy Summit, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission emerging issues, August 2014, Opening Speaker
  • “Pooling and Unitization Methods Across Shale Basins (or Lack Thereof),” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Development Issues in Major Shale Plays – What’s on the Horizon?, May 2014, Co-Author and Presenter
  • “Practice Before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) – Useful Guidance and Hot Topics,” Colorado Bar Association, Oil and Gas Law Nuts and Bolts, April 2014, Presenter
  • “Environmental Issues Relating to New Technologies and the Production Boom,” Colorado Bar Association, Oil & Gas Development in Colorado – Balancing Energy and the Environment, February 2014, Presenter
  • “New to Colorado? – Regulatory Must Knows Before Drilling,” Colorado Bar Association, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section, Monthly CLE Luncheon, June 2013, Co-Presenter
  • “Colorado Legislative and Regulatory Update,” Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen, May 2013 and May 2014, Presenter
  • “Colorado Oil & Gas Association – Legislative Seminar,” Colorado Oil & Gas Association, April 2013, Presenter
  • “COGCC Rulemaking,” Colorado Energy Coalition, February 2013, Presenter
  • “Horizontal Drilling: Why It’s Much Better to ‘Lay Down” than to ‘Stand Up’ and What Is an 18° Azimuth’ Anyway?,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Horizontal Oil & Gas Development, November 2012, Co-Author and Presenter
  • “Horizontal Drilling: Why It’s Much Better to ‘Lay Down” than to ‘Stand Up’ and What Is an 18° Azimuth’ Anyway?,” 57th Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, July 2011, Co-Author
  • “Regulatory and Permit Requirements for Gathering Systems, Central Facilities, and Processing Plants,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Oil and Gas Agreements: Midstream and Marketing, February 2011, Co-Author and Presenter
  • “Oil & Gas Permitting and Regulatory Compliance,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Due Diligence in Mining and Oil & Gas Transactions, April 2010, Co-Author
  • “Surface Use Agreements: An Outside Counsel’s Perspective on Resolving Landowner and Operator Differences,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2008, Author
  • “Surface Use Agreement: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Surface Use for Mineral Development in The New West, February 2008, Co-Author and Presenter
  • “The Taking in Kind Provision of AAPL Form 610,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Joint Operating Agreements, May 2007, Reprise in 2008, Co-Author and Presenter
  • “An Industry Perspective on Coalbed Natural Gas (Methane) Units,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Pooling and Unitization, November 2006, Co-Author

 

Awards and Recognition

  • Colorado Super Lawyers
    • “Rising Star” designation, 2012 through 2016
    • Super Lawyer, 2017 through 2019
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    • Colorado’s Finest Honoree, 2012
  • Denver Business Journal
    • Top Women in Energy, 2014, 2017 and 2018
    • Who’s Who in Energy, 2016
  • 5280 Magazine
    • Top Lawyer in Natural Resources, 2015 through 2019

 

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Colfax Community Network, Former Member of Board of Directors
  • Colorado Oil & Gas Association, Member
  • Colorado Oil & Gas Association, 2013-2016 Outside Counsel
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association Natural Resources & Energy Law, Member and Former At-Large Board Member
  • Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Eastern New Mexico University at Roswell, Torts and Paralegal Studies, Former Adjunct Professor
  • New Mexico Bar Association, Member
  • Petroleum Association of Wyoming, Member
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Member and Former Trustee-at-Large
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Former Member of Board of Directors
  • University of Wyoming’s Celebrate Energy Day, 2014-2018 Exclusive Law Firm Sponsor
  • Wyoming Bar Association, Member
  • Wyoming Business Alliance, Member