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Representing clients in the upstream oil and gas industry in jurisdictions across the globe is at the core of what we do.  Our integrated team, which is one of the largest in the world, covers every aspect of the upstream sector, including transactions; financings; project development and commercial arrangements; environmental and other regulatory permitting, compliance, enforcement and defense; governmental relations; and disputes.  Our clients include independent upstream businesses, major integrated oil companies, private investment funds and financial institutions. 


Recent Notable Matters

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

Apache Corporation — sale of its subsidiary, Apache Canada Ltd., to Paramount Resources Ltd, which includes properties located in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia

Apache Corporation — $1.4 billion sale of its interests in the Lucius and Heidelberg deepwater Gulf of Mexico developments to Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Apache Corporation — $800 million sale of its oil and gas business in Argentina to YPF S.A.

Bluescape Energy Partners, LLC — formation of and initial investment in Jumar Energy Capital, LLC

Bluescape Resources Company — services and investment agreement with EXCO Resources, Inc.

Castleton Commodities International LLC — equity investment by Tokyo Gas America Ltd. in CCI’s subsidiary, Castleton Resources LLC, which owns upstream assets in East Texas

Castleton Commodities International LLC — acquisition of more than 160,000 net acres of leasehold and Carthage midstream assets in East Texas from subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for over $1 billion

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

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

CPPIB Credit Investments, Inc. — $450 million commitment to LongPoint Minerals, LLC, an entity formed to acquire mineral and royalty interests in the U.S.

Eni S.p.A. — sale of interests in Egypt’s super-giant Zohr field to Rosneft for $1.125 billion and BP for $375 million

HPS Investment Partners, LLC — financing of an upstream project development in the Permian Basin, including senior unsecured notes of up to $132 million and common equity of up to $30 million

Impact Oil & Gas Ltd — agreement to sell to Woodside Energy a 65 percent interest in upstream oil and gas assets in the offshore joint development area of Senegal and Guinea Bissau in West Africa

Independent oil and natural gas exploration and production — acquisition of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. for $2.7 billion in stock and cash

Independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company — $505 million sale of upstream oil and gas assets in the Denver-Julesburg Basin to Synergy Resources Corporation

Kingfisher Midstream, LLC and HPS Investment Partners, LLC — merger agreement between Kingfisher, Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and Alta Mesa Holdings, LP to combine and form Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.

Parsley Energy Inc. — $2.8 billion acquisition of certain entities holding undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties in the core of the Midland Basin from Double Eagle Energy Permian LLC and certain of its affiliates consisting of approximately $1.4 billion in cash and approximately 39.8 million units of Parsley Energy

Pioneer Natural Resources Company — acquisition of 28,000 acres in the Midland Basin from Devon Energy Corporation for $435 million

Private investment fund — advice and drafting documents for a potential joint venture/farm-in with a major energy company for the Fourth Bid for deep water blocks, issued by the Mexican government

Tall City Exploration LLC — agreement with Moss Creek Resources, LLC to sell its Howard and Borden counties assets for $803 million

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — $300 million secured revolving credit facility to a private exploration and production company with oil and gas properties in Texas, as administrative agent




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