ryan hetrick 



direct:  432-242-0457

cell: 814-769-6342

Ryan Hetrick is a Partner at Antus & Patton LLP of Midland, Texas.


An experienced oil and gas attorney, Ryan received Board Certification in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specializations in 2016.  His practice focuses on providing clients with accurate and timely title opinions, as well as due diligence for their acquisitions and divestitures.  He has considerable experience in oil and gas title issues, and has rendered countless Surface, Drilling, Division Order and Acquisition Title Opinions.  Ryan regularly advises and assists clients with interpreting and drafting deeds, assignments, and all other manner of instruments affecting title.


As an army brat in his youth, Ryan was able to experience living in various locations throughout the country.  In 2011, he and his wife decided to put down roots in West Texas, and chose Midland as “home” to raise their three children.



  • St. Mary’s School of Law (J.D., 2011)
  • Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 2007)



  • Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2016



  • Texas (2011)
  • New Mexico (2012)

Publications and Presentations


  • “Voluntary Pooling, Allocation Wells and Production Sharing Agreements,” Permian Basin Association of Division Order Analysts Meeting, October 2017
  • “Common Title Issues in the Permian Basin,” Permian Basin Association of Lease and Title Analysts Meeting, February 2017