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Law360 Names Doug McWilliams a 2019 Energy MVP Published: 12-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins partner Doug McWilliams has been named one of Law360’s 2019 Energy MVPs for his work on several multibillion-dollar oil and gas transactions over the past year.

Pure Acquisition Corp. Announces Business Combination Transaction 11-27-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised HighPeak Energy Partners, LP and Grenadier Energy Partners II, LLC (“Grenadier”) in separate transactions, one as to a Business Combination Agreement with, among others, HighPeak Funds, Pure Acquisition Corp. and HighPeak Energy, Inc., and the other transaction as to a Contribution Agreement with, among others, Pure, HighPeak Energy and Grenadier Energy Partners II, LLC. 

Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and Gastar Exploration LLC Announce Strategic Combination to Create Leading STACK E&P Company 06-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC (“Chisholm”) in entering into definitive agreements with Gastar Exploration LLC (“Gastar”) to create a leading STACK E&P company through a business combination between the two companies. The combined company, which will operate under the name Chisholm Oil and Gas and be headquartered in Tulsa, will have net production of approximately 20,000 Boe per day and a combined acreage position of approximately 165,000 net acres, primarily in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

Hartree Cardinal Gas Acquires Natural Gas Storage Assets From Martin Midstream for $215M 06-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Hartree Cardinal Gas, LLC, a subsidiary of Hartree Bulk Storage, LLC, in its entry into an agreement to purchase Arcadia Gas Storage, LLC, Cadeville Gas Storage LLC, Monroe Gas Storage, LLC and Perryville Gas Storage LLC (the “Natural Gas Storage Assets”) from Martin Midstream Partners L.P., for $215,000,000. The Natural Gas Storage Assets consist of approximately 50 billion cubic feet of working capacity located in northern Louisiana and Mississippi.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2019 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 43 Practice Categories, With 187 Individual Lawyer Recommendations 05-30-2019

The Legal 500 U.S. recommended Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 43 categories and named five lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2019 guide. In total, 118 attorneys are recognized in the 2019 U.S. edition, some in more than one category.

Pioneer Sells Eagle Ford Shale and Remaining South Texas Assets 05-06-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Pioneer Natural Resources Company in the sale of its Eagle Ford shale and remaining South Texas assets to Ensign Natural Resources.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 18 V&E Attorneys To 2019 Texas Rising Stars List 03-04-2019

Super Lawyers has named 18 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company to Sell South Texas Sinor Nest Oil Assets for $132M 10-31-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Pioneer Natural Resources Company in a purchase and sale agreement with an undisclosed third party to sell approximately 2,900 net acres in the Sinor Nest (Lower Wilcox) field for net proceeds of $132 million, subject to normal closing adjustments.

Diversified Gas & Oil Buys Core Appalachia for $183M 10-11-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TCFII Core LLC in the sale of Core Appalachia Holding Co LLC to Diversified Gas & Oil PLC for total consideration of approximately $183 million.

The Carlyle Group and Diamondback Energy Form Joint Venture 09-11-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised The Carlyle Group L.P. in its agreement with Diamondback Energy, Inc. to fund the development of Diamondback’s oil and gas assets in the San Pedro area of Pecos County, Texas within the Southern Delaware basin.

EagleClaw Midstream Announces Acquisition of Caprock Midstream 09-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Caprock Midstream Holdings (Caprock) in a transaction whereby EagleClaw Midstream will acquire Caprock from Energy Spectrum Capital and Caprock Midstream Management for $950 million plus pre-closing adjustments.

Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation to Acquire South Texas Assets of Harvest Oil & Gas 08-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation in connection with its acquisition of substantially all of the South Texas Assets of Harvest Oil & Gas Corp. for approximately $135 million in cash, without giving effect to effective date adjustments, and 4.2 million newly issued shares of Magnolia’s Class A common stock valued at approximately $56 million as of the close of trading on August 20, 2018.

TPG Growth Agrees to Sell Discovery Midstream to KKR and Williams for $1.2B 07-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, in its definitive agreement to sell Discovery Midstream to a newly-formed joint venture between KKR and Williams for approximately $1.2 billion.

Titanium Exploration Partners to Sell Certain Conventional Assets to Red Rocks Energy Partners 05-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Titanium Exploration Partners, LLC in connection with the sale of certain conventional assets in Oklahoma’s SCOOP play to Red Rocks Energy Partners, L.P.

Concho Resources to Acquire RSP Permian for Approximately $9.5B 03-28-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised RSP Permian, Inc. in a definitive agreement under which Concho will acquire RSP in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $9.5 billion, inclusive of RSP’s net debt.

TPGE Announces $2.66B Business Combination With EnerVest’s South Texas Division 03-20-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp. (“TPGE”) in its definitive agreements with certain funds managed by EnerVest, Ltd (“EnerVest”) to acquire the oil and gas assets within EnerVest’s South Texas Division for approximately $2.66 billion in cash and stock. As part of the transaction, TPGE and EnerVest are partnering to create Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 20 V&E Attorneys to 2018 Texas Rising Stars List 03-12-2018

Super Lawyers has named 20 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2018 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

Pure Acquisition Corp. Announces Business Combination Transaction 11-27-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised HighPeak Energy Partners, LP and Grenadier Energy Partners II, LLC (“Grenadier”) in separate transactions, one as to a Business Combination Agreement with, among others, HighPeak Funds, Pure Acquisition Corp. and HighPeak Energy, Inc., and the other transaction as to a Contribution Agreement with, among others, Pure, HighPeak Energy and Grenadier Energy Partners II, LLC. 

Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and Gastar Exploration LLC Announce Strategic Combination to Create Leading STACK E&P Company 06-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC (“Chisholm”) in entering into definitive agreements with Gastar Exploration LLC (“Gastar”) to create a leading STACK E&P company through a business combination between the two companies. The combined company, which will operate under the name Chisholm Oil and Gas and be headquartered in Tulsa, will have net production of approximately 20,000 Boe per day and a combined acreage position of approximately 165,000 net acres, primarily in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

Hartree Cardinal Gas Acquires Natural Gas Storage Assets From Martin Midstream for $215M 06-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Hartree Cardinal Gas, LLC, a subsidiary of Hartree Bulk Storage, LLC, in its entry into an agreement to purchase Arcadia Gas Storage, LLC, Cadeville Gas Storage LLC, Monroe Gas Storage, LLC and Perryville Gas Storage LLC (the “Natural Gas Storage Assets”) from Martin Midstream Partners L.P., for $215,000,000. The Natural Gas Storage Assets consist of approximately 50 billion cubic feet of working capacity located in northern Louisiana and Mississippi.

Pioneer Sells Eagle Ford Shale and Remaining South Texas Assets 05-06-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Pioneer Natural Resources Company in the sale of its Eagle Ford shale and remaining South Texas assets to Ensign Natural Resources.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company to Sell South Texas Sinor Nest Oil Assets for $132M 10-31-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Pioneer Natural Resources Company in a purchase and sale agreement with an undisclosed third party to sell approximately 2,900 net acres in the Sinor Nest (Lower Wilcox) field for net proceeds of $132 million, subject to normal closing adjustments.

Diversified Gas & Oil Buys Core Appalachia for $183M 10-11-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TCFII Core LLC in the sale of Core Appalachia Holding Co LLC to Diversified Gas & Oil PLC for total consideration of approximately $183 million.

The Carlyle Group and Diamondback Energy Form Joint Venture 09-11-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised The Carlyle Group L.P. in its agreement with Diamondback Energy, Inc. to fund the development of Diamondback’s oil and gas assets in the San Pedro area of Pecos County, Texas within the Southern Delaware basin.

EagleClaw Midstream Announces Acquisition of Caprock Midstream 09-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Caprock Midstream Holdings (Caprock) in a transaction whereby EagleClaw Midstream will acquire Caprock from Energy Spectrum Capital and Caprock Midstream Management for $950 million plus pre-closing adjustments.

Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation to Acquire South Texas Assets of Harvest Oil & Gas 08-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation in connection with its acquisition of substantially all of the South Texas Assets of Harvest Oil & Gas Corp. for approximately $135 million in cash, without giving effect to effective date adjustments, and 4.2 million newly issued shares of Magnolia’s Class A common stock valued at approximately $56 million as of the close of trading on August 20, 2018.

TPG Growth Agrees to Sell Discovery Midstream to KKR and Williams for $1.2B 07-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, in its definitive agreement to sell Discovery Midstream to a newly-formed joint venture between KKR and Williams for approximately $1.2 billion.

Titanium Exploration Partners to Sell Certain Conventional Assets to Red Rocks Energy Partners 05-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Titanium Exploration Partners, LLC in connection with the sale of certain conventional assets in Oklahoma’s SCOOP play to Red Rocks Energy Partners, L.P.

Concho Resources to Acquire RSP Permian for Approximately $9.5B 03-28-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised RSP Permian, Inc. in a definitive agreement under which Concho will acquire RSP in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $9.5 billion, inclusive of RSP’s net debt.

TPGE Announces $2.66B Business Combination With EnerVest’s South Texas Division 03-20-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp. (“TPGE”) in its definitive agreements with certain funds managed by EnerVest, Ltd (“EnerVest”) to acquire the oil and gas assets within EnerVest’s South Texas Division for approximately $2.66 billion in cash and stock. As part of the transaction, TPGE and EnerVest are partnering to create Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2019 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 43 Practice Categories, With 187 Individual Lawyer Recommendations 05-30-2019

The Legal 500 U.S. recommended Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 43 categories and named five lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2019 guide. In total, 118 attorneys are recognized in the 2019 U.S. edition, some in more than one category.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 18 V&E Attorneys To 2019 Texas Rising Stars List 03-04-2019

Super Lawyers has named 18 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 20 V&E Attorneys to 2018 Texas Rising Stars List 03-12-2018

Super Lawyers has named 20 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2018 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

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