Navigating the World of Oil and Gas

Meet Our Oil and Gas Lease ExpertsMichelle-Smith-B

Michelle Smith – Vice President Land

With over 35 years of professional experience in the oil and gas business, Ms. Smith has been with The Quiat Companies since 1991 focusing on acquisitions, divestitures, and coordinating successful drilling joint ventures. As Vice President of Land, she is instrumental in managing the nationwide assets of our oil and gas limited liability companies.

As an organic-based farmer and rancher (francher), and mineral owner Ms. Smith understands the critical connection between responsible oil and gas development and land stewardship. She is passionate about educating the public with the facts regarding oil and gas development, fostering positive relationships between the mineral owner and the producer, and is a strong advocate for private property rights.

Organizational affiliations:

  • Vital for Colorado—Board Member
  • Heartland Institute—Policy Adviser on Energy
  • NARO—National Association of Royalty Owners, Member and Past President
  • AAPL—American Association of Professional Landmen—Member
  • DAPL—Denver Association of Professional Landmen—Member

Selected as a 2015 Top Women in Energy by Denver Business Journal

2015 COGA Summit Award Nominee

Contact Michelle Smith for a free consultation about oil and gas  mineral leases, rights, and royalties:  (303) 759-1000 X 104


Bridget Burton – LandmanBridget-Burton

Bridget has over a decade of experience in the Oil and Gas industry.  She has been with The Quiat Companies since 2012 focusing on the acquisition and management of mineral assets, and working with mineral owners on leasing, title, and ownership issues. Bridget’s industry experience includes working in large Exploration and Production companies on acquisitions and divestitures, leasing, resolving title issues, managing lease records, and all facets of Division Orders.

Contact Bridget for a free consultation about oil and gas mineral leases, rights, title issues, division orders, lease and royalties or area activity:  (303) 759-1000 X 103

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