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About Adam

Adam Dempsey represents and counsels exploration and production companies, pipeline companies, developers, purchasers, sellers, borrowers and lenders in all aspects of energy and energy-related transactions, including oil and gas, liquefied natural gas and gas and liquids pipeline transactions. These transactions have included mergers and acquisitions, exploration, production and development agreements, transportation and processing agreements, joint ventures, farmouts and participation agreements.

Adam also represents domestic and foreign lending institutions and borrowers in connection with a wide variety of commercial lending transactions. This work includes structuring, negotiating and documenting of all types of senior, subordinated, secured, second lien and unsecured syndicated financial and other lending transactions, as well as secured asset-based debt financings, acquisition and working capital facilities, letter of credit facilities, bond credit enhancement facilities and oil and gas secured financings.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, LLC — $102 million sale of an oil and gas mineral asset package, which includes 1.2 million gross mineral acreage in 20 states and an estimated production of 850 BOE/D, to Black Stone Minerals, L.P.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — $750 million senior secured oil and gas borrowing base facility for Alta Mesa Holdings, LP secured by oil and gas properties located in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas

Privately held oil and gas exploration and production company — $40 million divestiture of certain oil and natural gas interests located in six states, but concentrated in Louisiana and Oklahoma

Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, LLC — $20 million divestiture of certain oil and natural gas assets located in central Wyoming

Global banking and finance company — $500 million senior secured oil and gas borrowing base facility for a privately held exploration and production company secured by oil and gas properties located in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico

Publicly held oil and gas exploration and production company — acquisition of certain midstream assets located in the Gulf of Mexico

Publicly held oil and gas exploration and production company — proposed $635 million divestiture of oil and natural gas interests and midstream assets located in California, offshore California and the Gulf of Mexico

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. — $500 million senior, secured oil and gas borrowing base facility for Callon Petroleum Company secured by oil and gas properties located in the Permian Basin

Privately held oil and gas exploration and production company — $25 million joint venture arrangement funded with global private equity for the development of certain oil and natural gas interests located in the Permian Basin

JGC Energy Development (USA) Inc. — $8.25 million divestiture to Krewe Energy, LLC of certain oil and natural gas interests and midstream assets located in Louisiana

Privately held oil and gas exploration and production company — $25 million joint venture arrangement related to the development of certain oil and natural gas interests located in Louisiana

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — $500 million senior secured oil and gas borrowing base facility for Gastar Exploration Inc. secured by oil and gas properties located in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — $1 billion senior secured oil and gas borrowing base facility for Jones Energy Holdings, LLC secured by oil and gas properties located in Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma and Texas

Publications and Speeches

“Oil and Gas Industry Update: Current Market Trends and Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law,” 41st Annual TBA Bankers Legal Conference, May 2015.

Credentials

Education

South Texas College of Law Houston,
J.D.
2009
cum laude
Baylor University,
M.A., Accounting
2006
Baylor University,
Bachelor of Business Administration
2005

Bar Admissions

Texas

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant, Texas

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Institute for Energy Law
Advisory Board

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