DGN offers clients depth of expertise, breadth of services, personalized attention

Oil & Gas

For years, Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth has been a leader in serving the Michigan oil and gas industry. Our firm has an eight-member team dedicated solely to oil and gas, and they bring to the table significant multidisciplinary expertise in tax, auditing, and accounting.

We strive to keep a finger on the pulse of the latest news and developments in the oil and gas industry, so we can tailor our services to the complex facets of this sector. We actively monitor the latest legislation that impact oil and gas, and are actively involved in industry organizations including the Michigan Oil and Gas Association (MOGA), the Petroleum Accountants Society (COPAS), and others. In addition, our affiliation with CPAmerica gives us connections to other CPA firms that provide service to almost 3,000 energy clients nationally.


Our services for Michigan energy producers typically include:

  • Entity selection
  • Tax planning strategies
  • Tax return preparation
  • Alternative minimum tax planning
  • Form 1099 assistance
  • Personal property tax returns
  • Multistate tax planning
  • Audited and reviewed financial statements
  • Periodic financial statement compilation
  • Internal controls reviews and consulting
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Custom investor brochures
  • Investor education
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Due diligence on acquisitions
  • IT services

Our oil and gas team includes two partners, three managers and three senior accountants who bring nearly 100 years combined oil and gas experience—both within the industry and as public accountants serving the industry. 

Shelly Ashmore
(231) 946-1722

Liz Hedden
(231) 946-1722

Oil & Gas Industry Services at Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth