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Carter L. Olson

Carter L. Olson Associate, Finance

Carter’s practice focuses on secured and unsecured finance matters, representing borrowers, lenders, private equity sponsors and portfolio companies in a variety of complex debt financings. His experience includes project finance, general syndicated finance, reserve-based and other asset-based revolving loans in a variety of sectors, including maritime, oilfield services, upstream and midstream oil and gas, renewables and power generation.

Experience Highlights

  • CrownRock L.P. in a $2 billion syndicated senior secured revolving credit facility
  • Citibank in a $1 billion secured revolving credit facility to Transocean Inc.
  • Enviva Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership in a $350 million syndicated senior secured first lien revolving credit facility
  • Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC in a $300 million reserve-based credit facility
  • Represented numerous E&P companies and other entities in negotiating and documenting commodity swaps and interest rate swaps with major financial institutions and other swap providers

Energy Finance

  • Black Stone Minerals Company, L.P. in a $550 million secured reserve-based revolving credit facility 
  • Resource Energy Partners LLC as borrower in connection with a $300 million reserve-based loan
  • The Blackstone Group in a $1.35 billion secured Term Loan B and revolving credit facility in connection with the acquisition of EagleClaw Midstream Ventures
  • Upstream E&P company in a $65 million secured term loan in connection with the acquisition of equity interests and oil and gas properties
  • Apex International Energy L.P. in a $28.7 million secured letter of guaranty facility issued by HSBC Egypt in connection with the concessions for exploration on Egyptian government-owned land

Maritime & Offshore

  • The borrower in a secured asset-based term loan to finance the acquisition of an offshore supply vessel
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a $300 million term loan to Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.
  • Served as initial purchasers’ counsel in connection with Transocean Guardian Limited’s private offering of U.S. $750 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2024
  • W&T Offshore, Inc. in a $300 million second lien term loan 

Project Finance - Domestic

  • Tyr Energy, Inc. in a $530 million secured revolving credit facility in connection with financing the development, construction and operation of a 1000 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle electric generation facility located in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
  • Represented the issuer and project company, affiliates of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP and Emera, Inc., owners of the 610 MW Bear Swamp hydroelectric generation facility located in Massachusetts in connection with a private placement of senior secured notes


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.212.237.0054
F +1.917.849.5382
colson@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Carter's Practices

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2010
  • Admitted to practice: New York; Not admitted in Texas
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Member: New York State Bar Association
  • Member: New York County Lawyers' Association