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About Scott

A native of New Zealand, Scott Thompson represents and counsels exploration and production companies, private equity funds and lending institutions in all aspects of upstream and midstream transactions. Scott has experience in acquisitions and divestitures of onshore and offshore oil and gas properties, salt water disposal properties, pipelines and related facilities; upstream and midstream joint ventures; and day-to-day operational representation, including negotiation and analysis of operating agreements, development agreements, leases, seismic data licenses, and gathering and transportation arrangements.

Scott also represents a variety of lenders with respect to the financing of acquisitions related to oil and gas properties, pipeline systems and other midstream assets.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Covey Park Gas LLC — acquisition from Chesapeake Exploration LLC et al. covering 41,500 net acres and over 300 operated and non-operated wells in the Bossier and Haynesville Shale plays in northern Louisiana, for approximately $465 million

American Resource Development. (Ameredev) — sale of undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties in the Delaware Basin (27,552 gross (16,098 net) surface acres), for a total consideration of $615 million in cash to Callon Petroleum Operating Company

Group of commonly owned private equity-backed portfolio — sale of an undivided 25% non-operated position in their Delaware Basin assets for approximately $179 million along with the negotiation of a joint operating agreement with extensive joint development mechanics

Publicly-traded midstream company — joint development agreement with another publicly-traded midstream company related to a pipeline project in southern Louisiana

Linc Gulf Coast Petroleum, Inc. et al. as sellers, and debtors in possession — 363 bankruptcy sale of producing properties covering approximately 12,000 net mineral acres and 400 wells in the Gulf Coast region of Texas

Linc Energy Petroleum (Wyoming), Inc. and Linc Energy Operations, Inc. as sellers, and debtors in possession — 363 bankruptcy sale of producing properties covering approximately 24,000 net mineral acres and 90 wells in Wyoming

Linc Alaska Resources, Inc., as seller, and debtor in possession — 363 bankruptcy sale of its equity interest in Renaissance Umiat, LLC, owner of certain oil and gas assets in the state of Alaska

Private equity backed company — back-to-back acquisitions from ConocoPhillips Company of a package of producing and undeveloped properties in the Delaware Basin covering approximately 57,000 net acres and 15 producing wells for $130 million

Empyrean Energy PLC — sale of its approximate 3 percent working interest in the Sugarloaf AMI Prospect in Karnes County, Texas (approximately 24,000 gross acres), to Carrier Energy Partners II, LLC for approximately $61.5 million plus a contingency payment

Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent Inc. — acquisition of a package of producing and undeveloped properties in the liquids window of the Anadarko Basin covering approximately 13,675 acres and nine producing wells

Newfield Exploration Company — divestment of producing properties in the Maverick Basin (South Texas) covering approximately 146,000 acres and 127 wells

Tall City Exploration LLC — sale to Moss Creek Resources, LLC of its Howard and Borden county assets in Texas for $803 million

Covey Park Energy LLC — $425 million acquisition of Encana Corporation’s East Texas oil and gas assets

Public company — representation of multinational oil and gas company in its divestiture of producing oil and gas properties and associated platforms and facilities in the Gulf of Mexico

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — financing of Marlin Midstream Partners, LP, pertaining to acquisition of the Legacy gathering system from Azure Midstream Energy, LLC for $162.5 million in cash

Private company — purchase of Eagle Ford acreage and production for approximately $70 million

Privately owned salt water disposal and oil field trucking business — sale to a private equity fund and the reinvestment of certain proceeds from that sale as part of a “roll up” transaction

Manti Equity Partners, LP — $141 million joint sale of Eagle Ford acreage and production to a subsidiary of the Chinese company, MeiDu Holding Co., Ltd.

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
LL.M.
2012
The University of Otago,
LL.B.
2008
The University of Otago,
B.Sc.
2008

Bar Admissions

Texas
New York
New Zealand

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