Texas is home to some of the largest oil and gas hubs in the nation. While Houston has dominated the worldwide list, other areas like the Permian Basin, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio have emerged as important centers in the energy industry too. And, all are cities in which Higginbotham operates locally to serve oil and gas companies.

Our Energy Division is staffed with insurance and risk management professionals, some of whom were raised in the industry, and all have concentrated experience in oil and gas insurance and claims over 30 years. We have a keen understanding of the industry’s distinctive exposures and how to treat them—expertise unmatched by general lines insurance agencies.

That’s why the San Antonio Pipeliners Association (SAPA) awarded us its exclusive endorsement for oil and gas industry insurance in 2016. We can reduce SAPA members’ insurance cost with a top-rated insurer.

If you’re a SAPA member, visit to get covered by our endorsed program.

Businesses We Serve

  • Pipeline maintenance and construction
  • Oil and gas compressor stations
  • Lease operators
  • Water filtration service operators
  • Oil and gas well plugging
  • Oilfield chemical sales and distribution
  • Oilfield cleaning and swabbing
  • Oilfield electrical
  • Oilfield equipment repair
  • Oilfield machine and fabrication
  • Oilfield and oil tank painting/sandblasting/power washing
  • Roustabout services
  • Oilfield pump service and repair
  • Treating and production of chemicals
  • Water well, oil and gas well, rat hole, geothermal, methane gas drilling, servicing and perforating

Common Energy Coverages

  • Well Control
  • Care, Custody & Control
  • Offshore Platforms
  • Underground Resources & Equipment
  • Charterers Liability
  • Protection and Indemnity
  • Rig Physical Damage
  • Marine Liability
  • Pollution Liability and Offshore (including COFR/OPA 1990)
  • Merger and Acquisition Transactional Risk
  • Professional Liability


Risk Management

Familiarity with rig operations and the insurance policies used to protect them gives us negotiating power with your insurers in the event of a loss. We have helped resolve hundreds of Control of Well, liability and first-party claims with more than $350 million in claims payouts.

To help avoid claims, we review the agreements you enter into with vendors, like Drilling, Joint Operating Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Master Charter and Leased Equipment contracts, to properly allocate your risks. We scrutinize your contracts with an eye to compliance with Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Wyoming anti-indemnity requirements and insurance provisions.

With Higginbotham, you also have access to CertCon Services, our in-house insurance certificate validation group. We process the certificates you require from your service and material providers to help ensure they meet the insurance stipulations in your contracts.