Christopher Antus


direct:  432-242-0473

cell:  479-226-2307

Christopher Antus is a founding Partner of Antus & Patton LLP of Midland, Texas.


An experienced oil and gas attorney, Christopher’s practice includes representation of oil and gas producers, from small and mid-sized independents to Fortune 500 companies. With an emphasis on oil and gas title and operational issues, Christopher takes an active role in his clients’ pre- and post-production endeavors.


Christopher has extensive experience in oil and gas title issues, as his practice primarily consists of analyzing, interpreting, and drafting all types of instruments affecting surface, mineral and leasehold estates.  He has rendered hundreds of original, supplemental, division order, leasehold, and acquisition title opinions.  Christopher has also performed due diligence on various acquisitions both large and small, and regularly counsels his clients on the risks – and possible solutions to those risks – associated with their proposed acquisitions.


Christopher servers on both the Board of Directors and the Executive Board of Midland Teen Court, and recently served on the committee for the Midland Chapter of American Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser – Round Up: A Cattle Baron’s Ball for the last six years. In his free time, Christopher enjoys staying active, including running and playing soccer.



  • University of Arkansas School of Law (J.D., 2010)
  • Rutgers University (B.A., 2003)



  • Arkansas (2010)
  • Texas (2011)
  • New Mexico (2013)

Publications and Presentations


  • “Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Non-Participating Royalty Interests vs. Non-Executive Mineral Interests,” Permian Basin Landmen’s Association Newsletter, Volume 132, Issue 122, December 2017
  • “Oil Wars: Episode VIII – Fixed Versus Floating Royalty,” Permian Basin Association of Division Order Analysts Meeting, November 2017
  • “Is Your Lease on Life Support or is it Terminal? Insight from the Texas Supreme Court on Defending a Production in Paying Quantities Challenge,” Permian Basin Landmen’s Association Newsletter, Volume 131, Issue 121, October-November 2017
  • “Royalties and Post-Production Costs,” Permian Basin Association of Division Order Analysts Meeting, November 2015
  • “A General Overview of Title in the Permian Basin,” Permian Basin Paralegals Association Meeting, March 2013