Operators’ and Processors’ Liens: Priority, Enforcement, and Practical Considerations

  • Edward A. Leew
  • Zeke Purves-Smith
Keywords: Energy Law, Petroleum Law


This article discusses the consequences of non-perfection of an Operator’s lien and the casual attitudeof Operators towards protecting their security interests. The authors also discuss the nature and level of protection provided by a valid Operator’s lien in a variety of circumstances, and a number of enforcement considerations, from both a practical and legal perspective, in both a perfected and non-perfected context.