Oil, Gas & Energy

We advise clients on the full range of legal issues related to oil, gas and energy resource development and use, including upstream oil and gas, water use and development agreements, wind power and renewable projects, energy processing and related environmental matters. We focus on domestic exploration and development projects from drill bit through midstream pipeline and processing.  Our energy lawyers are board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization.

 

Formation of Joint Venture to Construct and Operate a Facility to Produce Biomass-based Diesel and Byproducts

Representation of a large publicly-traded company in the formation of a joint venture to construct and operate a facility to produce biomass-based diesel and byproducts through the use of a hydro-treating plus isomerization process, and marketing and selling such diesel and byproducts in the United States.

Formation of Joint Venture to Construct and Operate a Cellulosic Biofuel Production Facility

Representation of a multi-national publicly-traded company in connection with the negotiation, drafting and execution of joint venture formed for the purpose of acquiring and processing biomass feedstock into cellulosic biofuel and the marketing and selling thereof.

Roll-Up of Companies Producing Digitized Mapping Products for Oil and Gas Companies

Representation of an investor group in “rolling up” companies engaged in producing digitized mapping products for oil companies and other specialized groups. The resulting operating company then acquired a software company that specializes in “lease” software for oil and gas companies. Subsequently, we represented the investors in sale of these combined companies.

Formation of Joint Venture to Build and Operate an Oil Pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico

Representation of a large publicly-traded energy company in the formation of a joint venture with another publicly-traded energy company to build and operate an oil pipeline and related facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, primarily off the coast of Texas.

Sale of Interest in Oil Pipeline and Related Facilities in the Gulf of Mexico

Represented a large publicly-traded energy company in the sale of its joint venture interest in the oil pipeline and related facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, primarily off the coast of Texas.

Sale of Interest in Natural Gas Processing Plants, Fractionation Plants, Pipelines and Related Facilities

Representation of a large publicly-traded energy company in the sale of its interest in a partnership that owned and operated natural gas processing plants, fractionation plants, pipelines and related facilities.

Representation of Strategic Acquisition on Oil Field Products Company

Acted as counsel to private equity backed oil field products manufacturer in strategic acquisition and financing.

Formation of Joint Venture to Fund Oil & Gas Management Company

Representation of an oil & gas operator in connection with the formation and funding of an opportunity fund to acquire, operate, hold and sell mineral and royalty fee and leasehold rights.  Representation included the negotiation and execution of various management and service agreements.

Disposition of Mineral Interests

Representation of family owned limited partnership in the sale of substantially all of its assets including mineral interest located in the Eagle Ford Shale for approximately $30 million.

Representation of International E&P Company

Representation of international E&P company in the private placement of securities to fund exploration activity in Central and South America.

Oil and Gas Lease Partnership

Representation of partners in formation and operation of a partnership to acquire and develop oil and gas leases in the Eagle Ford Share formation.

Venture Investments by a Fortune 50 Energy Company

Representation of the a publicly-traded energy company in strategic venture investments in various renewable energy industries, including companies involved in the development of biofuels and feedstock for biofuels.