Oil & Gas

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For all of your needs on the full spectrum of global oil and gas transactions, you can turn to our highly qualified team for practical solutions founded on decades of experience in domestic and international matters. Whether you lead a public or private company, private equity firm, national oil company or family office, or if you are a sovereign, individual or other investor in the oil and gas sector, we provide you with the highest quality of legal counsel across the full range of the oil and gas industry, including upstream, midstream or downstream matters.

You benefit from both our local capabilities and global presence across offices ranging from Texas and New York to London and Paris, where our skilled lawyers collaborate with leading practitioners in complementary areas, including our first-class regulatory, tax, environmental, cybersecurity, litigation and corporate teams. Together, we deliver exceptional service on your domestic and international transactions and development projects, commercial contracts, corporate governance matters, private debt and equity financings, regulatory matters and portfolio company investments.

Our lawyers have negotiated and advised on oil and gas matters such as:

  • Upstream asset acquisitions and divestitures (including deals involving the transfer of leasehold and mineral fee interests, royalties and overriding royalties, and both operated and non-operated assets)
  • Midstream and downstream stock and asset acquisitions (including acquisitions of refineries, terminals and retail sites)
  • Mergers, divestitures and acquisitions of corporate entities and related joint ventures (including joint ventures for power, terminal, LNG and downstream operations)
  • Investment and financing
  • Portfolio company formation
  • Construction and development of gathering and long-haul transportation pipelines, processing plants and other similar facilities
  • Throughput, supply, offtake and terminal services agreements related to downstream facilities
  • Oil, gas and water gathering, transportation, processing, disposal and marketing agreements
  • Farm-in and farm-outs agreements
  • Joint operating agreements
  • Participation agreements
  • Concessions, licenses and oil and gas leases
  • Production sharing agreements
  • Credit and security agreements and note purchase agreements for private placements
  • Master services agreements, jetty services agreements and other related operations agreements
  • Other transactions involving the exploration for, production, marketing, transport and refining of oil and gas and their refined products

Our team’s experience spans most of the producing basins in the United States, including the Permian, Eagle Ford, East Texas, Barnett, Haynesville, Marcellus, Bakken, Williston and Piceance basins, as well as offshore Gulf of Mexico and various international jurisdictions in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

Using our deep understanding of the full span and interrelated nature of the oil and gas industry, we make it our top priority to help you anticipate and navigate legal issues, exceed your commercial and investment objectives and achieve short-term and long-term success for your project.

Ausgewählte Referenzmandate


  1. Represented a national oil company in the development and preparation of joint venture agreements in connection with partner solicitations for acquiring and developing deep water assets with value in excess of US $10 billion*
  2. Represented Kayne Anderson Funds in sale of Silver Hill to RSP for value in excess of $2 billion dollars
  3. Represented a joint venture company between Kayne Anderson Funds and Warburg Pincus Funds for formation of Terra Energy Partners and its $910 million acquisition of rocky mountain assets of WPX
  4. Represented a Chinese investment consortium in its $1.2 billion acquisition of oil and gas assets in the Permian Basin from two private equity-backed companies
  5. Represented a majority investor in negotiation of joint venture to acquire existing assets and develop methanol plant in Louisiana with value in excess of $1 billion
  6. Represented Royal Vopak and BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund in the formation of a joint venture, Vopak Industrial Infrastructure Americas, LLC (VIIA), and then in VIIA’s subsequent purchase of three of The Dow Chemical Company’s chemical storage terminals on the US Gulf Coast for $620 million
  7. Represented Ridgemont Equity Partners in its joint venture investment with Denham Capital Management and the Ontario Power Generation Inc. Pension Plan to back White Water Midstream, MPLX LP and West Texas Gas, Inc. to provide natural gas liquids (NGLs) takeaway capacity from MPLX and WTG gas processing plants in the Permian Basin to the NGL fractionation hub in Sweeny, Texas
  8. Represented a large independent exploration and production company in the conveyance of a water gathering system, water treatment facilities and fresh water wells in the Permian Basin to its midstream affiliates and the drafting and negotiation of the related produced water gathering agreement and water distribution services agreement
  9. Represented Furie Operating Alaska, an upstream oil & gas company, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
  10. Represented Irving Oil Limited in several significant matters:
    1. Its acquisition of Phillips 66 Company’s Whitegate oil refinery located in Cork, Ireland—the only refinery in the country
    2. The formation of a joint venture with TransCanada Pipelines to develop, construct and operate $300 million Canaport Energy East Marine Terminal at Irving Canaport in Saint John, New Brunswick
    3. In connection with all aspects of an initiative to purchase crude oil from the Bakken formation and Western Canada and the transport of such crude oil by rail to refining and storage facilities
    4. The formation of a joint venture with Repsol YPF, S.A. The joint venture, Canaport LNG Limited Partnership, developed a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and regasification terminal at Irving’s Canaport facility in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada—the first of its kind to be built on the east coast of North America in 30 years and the first ever to be built in Canada

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