UPSTREAM OIL AND GAS – NORTH AMERICA/EUROPE, INCLUDING SHALE/UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES 

  • South Texas Eagle Ford. Represented private LLC in a South Texas Eagle Ford shale joint venture with major integrated E&P company, which included a $500 million lease bank and a 10% carried working interest in development wells for the client
  • Texas Eaglebine. Represented public corporation in a three-phase shale joint venture in East Texas with a major industry partner, which included nine figures of cash and carried well costs for the client
  • Texas Eaglebine. Represented public corporation in a shale joint venture in East Texas with a major private equity fund, which included eight figures of cash and an ongoing management fee
  • Texas Eagle Ford (Dewitt and Lavaca). Represented public corporation in a shale joint venture with a private equity portfolio company, which included a carry of two wells and other costs for the client
  • Texas Eagle Ford (Gonzalez). Represented owner of shale wells and acreage in asset sale agreement, disposing of the acreage position and accompanying production for eight figures cash
  • Texas Eagle Ford. Negotiated and drafted Division of Assets Agreement with shale joint venture partner, pursuant to which the client received eight-figures of cash consideration and substantial acreage in the Eagle Ford
  • Kansas.  Represented private operator in the negotiation of participation agreements with non-operators
  • Various.  Frequent negotiation of typical oil and gas industry agreements, including AAPL joint operating agreements, areas of mutual interest agreements, overriding royalty agreements, master services agreements, drilling contracts, surface use agreements, and other services agreements
  • Texas. Represented operator in negotiation of well completion agreement by which hydraulic fracturing contractor deferred payment for fracturing services for a period of six months
  • France. Represented company in shale joint venture in France with a major industry partner, including negotiation of terms for its eventual dissolution following the Government of France’s decision to ban hydraulic fracturing
  • France. Represented company in the sale of its conventional oil and gas assets in France, dissolution of entities, and settlement of employee claims

UPSTREAM OIL AND GAS – AFRICA 

  • Angola. Negotiation of Production Sharing Contracts and Joint Operating Agreements for two offshore block
  • Angola. Restructured terms and conditions of onshore block with Sonangol, which included assignment of a portion of the client’s working interest and operatorship
  • Nigeria. Negotiation of Joint Study and Bidding Agreement between two major independents participating in deepwater bid round
  • Nigeria. Acquisition of a 15% working interest in deepwater block via farm-in agreement
  • Nigeria. Acquisition of a 5% working interest in a deepwater block via farm-in agreement
  • Nigeria. Acquisition of an interest in a deepwater block via an asset exchange agreement
  • Guinea Bissau. Represented company’s position with respect to shallow water and deepwater blocks
  • Equatorial Guinea. Negotiation of Production Sharing Contract for deepwater block
  • Togo. Negotiation of Production Sharing Contract for deepwater block
  • Cameroon. Acquisition of a working interest in a deepwater block via a farm-in agreement
  • Madagascar. Acquisition of a royalty interest in a deepwater block via financing agreement
  • Madagascar. Acquisition of a royalty interest in a shallow water block via financing agreement
  • South Africa. Acquisition of an indirect interest in a deepwater block via a stock purchase agreement in an offshore entity
  • South Africa. Renegotiated deepwater exploration rights with the Petroleum Agency
  • Ghana. Represented client in marketing of deepwater block interest to private equity funds
  • Cote D’Ivoire. Represented client in marketing of deepwater block interests to private equity funds
  • Mauritania. Represented client in meetings with government ministers regarding targeted acquisition before and after coup
  • Gabon. Represented client in meetings with government ministers regarding targeted acquisition
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo. Represented client in meetings with government ministers regarding targeted acquisition
  • Seychelles. Represented client in proposal to partner with the state oil company in the joint development of unlicensed blocks
  • Sao Tome. Represented client in proposal to partner with the state oil company in the joint development of unlicensed blocks
  • Libya. Represented client’s interests in petroleum assets during period of United States sanctions
  • Libya. Renegotiated concession agreements following the lifting of sanctions
  • Libya. Participated in exploration block bidding round
  • Angola. Pre-qualified for exploration block bidding round
  • Egypt. Negotiated petroleum joint venture agreements with Egyptian private investors
  • Algeria. Represented client in asset acquisition evaluation
  • Republic of the Congo. Closed office and terminated in-country contracts and employment agreements as part of exit
  • Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda. Represented client in the evaluation of rift valley petroleum block

UPSTREAM OIL AND GAS – SOUTH AMERICA

  • Suriname. Negotiated Production Sharing Contract and Joint Operating Agreement with Staatsolie
  • Suriname. Acquired interest in block through farmout agreement and then negotiated a subsequent Joint Operating Agreement
  • French Guiana. Negotiated farmout agreement for acquisition of block interest
  • Guyana. Acquired interest in block through farmout agreement and subsequently negotiated the Joint Operating Agreement
  • Venezuela. Represented client in meetings with government officials regarding participation in heavy oil project
  • Colombia. Represented client in meetings with government officials regarding acquisition of block interests
  • Ecuador. Represented client in meetings with government officials regarding Amazon basin block acquisition
  • Argentina. Represented client in evaluation of shale assets
  • Brazil. Represented client in meetings with Petrobras regarding enhanced oil recovery joint venture

UPSTREAM OIL AND GAS – ASIA AND MIDDLE EAST

  • Pakistan. Represented client at bid round, acquiring government interests in onshore oil blocks for nine figures
  • Lebanon. Negotiated joint study and bidding agreement related to offshore natural gas rights
  • Lebanon. Counseled Government of Lebanon regarding the creation of its petroleum regulatory and licensing regime
  • Saudi Arabia. Represented client in Riyadh meetings once a quarter on joint venture operating committee for Red Sea natural gas project
  • Oman. Negotiated gas project that sold associated gas that was previously being flared using a seller-nominated gas sales and purchase agreement
  • Oman. Represented client on acquisition of heavy oil project
  • Oman. Negotiated farmout agreement for onshore block, divesting a partial interest to a Japanese trading house
  • United Arab Emirates. Negotiated joint venture agreement with the Government of Abu Dhabi
  • Qatar. Represented company in various matters related to its offshore production sharing agreements
  • Yemen. Represented company in various issues arising under its production sharing agreements
  • Kazakhstan. Represented company in the evaluation of acquisitions
  • Azerbaijan. Negotiated joint study and bidding agreement related to acquisition of enhanced oil recovery project
  • United Arab Emirates. Negotiated concession agreement for onshore block

PIPELINES/INTEGRATED POWER PROJECTS – INTERNATIONAL

  • United Arab Emirates. Negotiated gas sales agreements totaling 2 billion cubic feet per day with power purchasers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah, and Oman.
  • Saudi Arabia. Represented client in gas supply and power purchase agreements for independent power project
  • Ecuador. Negotiated crude transportation agreement utilizing spare capacity on oil pipeline
  • Kazakhstan. Evaluated acquisition of capacity on CPC pipeline for purposes of pairing with development project
  • Bolivia. Drafted gas transportation agreements and gas sales and purchase agreements for integrated gas-to-power project
  • Brazil. Drafted gas supply and power purchase agreements for independent power project
  • Mozambique. Represented client in drafting of integrated gas project agreements
  • Turkmenistan/Afghanistan/Pakistan. Represented client in drafting of gas pipeline development agreements
  • Japan. Negotiated condensate and LPG sales agreements with Japanese trading house
  • Qatar. Negotiated ethane sales agreement with petrochemical plant
  • Yemen. Represented client in independent power project, including gas supply agreements and power purchase agreements

PIPELINES – NORTH AMERICA

  • Alaska. Represented Trans Alaska Pipeline System carriers on a variety of oil pipeline transactions and matters, including quality banks and disputes among carriers arising from the operational impacts of various crude
  • Alaska. Represented Trans Alaska Pipeline System carriers in rate case proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Regulatory Commission of Alaska
  • California. Represented refined products pipelines before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in rate case proceedings
  • Texas. Represented interstate natural gas pipelines in rate case proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Texas. Drafted agreements for the transportation by pipeline of acids and other specialized chemical products between facilities in the Houston Ship Channel
  • Texas. Represented clients on various gas processing and gathering agreements associated with upstream developments

ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT & CONSTRUCTION

  • Texas.  Drafted and negotiated onshore pipeline construction contract for 42-inch natural gas pipeline project.
  • Mexico.  Drafted offshore pipeline construction contract for 48-inch natural gas pipeline.
  • Mexico.  Drafted and negotiated concrete coating agreement for 48-inch subsea natural gas pipeline.
  • United States.  Negotiated multiple pipe purchase agreements and related terms and conditions.
  • Middle East. Commented on and reviewed major EPC contracts related to the construction of $4 billion of natural gas pipelines and related facilities, including 48 inch subsea pipeline from Qatar to United Arab Emirates.
  • Texas.  Drafted and negotiated hundreds of procurement and services agreements related to pipelines and the operation of wells and production facilities in the Eagle Ford.