Skip to content

Energy – Upstream Oil & Gas


  • Woodside Energy Group Ltd in its merger with BHP Petroleum with an approximately US $43 billion merged entity value and concurrent listing of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) on the NYSE

  • Noble Energy in its $13 billion sale to Chevron

  • Antero Resources Corporation in the $220 million sale of a volumetric production payment, covering dry gas producing properties in West Virginia, to an affiliate of J.P. Morgan

  • Antero Resources Corporation in a $402 million structured overriding royalty interest transaction with an affiliate of Sixth Street

  • Devon Energy in its $100 million joint venture with Dow to develop a portion of Devon’s STACK acreage in central Oklahoma

  • California Resources Corporation in the joint venture with Colony HB2 Energy, in which Colony has initially committed to fund $320 million and could contribute up to $500 million for the development of oil and gas assets in the Elk Hills Field in the San Joaquin Basin in California

  • Osaka Gas in its $610 million acquisition of 100% of the outstanding shares of Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation, a subsidiary of Sabine Oil & Gas Holdings

  • HighPeak Energy Partners in the business combination with Pure Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition entity

  • Talos Energy in multiple acquisitions of U.S. Gulf of Mexico producing assets, exploration prospects and acreage from affiliates of ILX Holdings, Castex Energy and Venari Resources for $640 million

  • Jagged Peak Energy in its $2.27 billion merger with Parsley Energy 

  • Flywheel Energy Operating, a portfolio company of funds managed by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, in its $1.86 billion acquisition of all Fayetteville Shale and ARKOMA upstream and midstream assets of Southwestern Energy Company via the acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding securities in SWN Production (Arkansas), LLC and DeSoto Gathering Company, LLC

  • Deep Gulf Energy Companies, a deepwater oil and gas exploration and development business operating in the Gulf of Mexico and a portfolio company of First Reserve, in its $1.225 billion sale to Kosmos Energy

  • Brigham Minerals, Inc. in its $261 million initial public offering of Class A common stock 

  • Covey Park Energy in its $2.2 billion sale to Comstock Resources 

  • WildHorse Resource Development in its $4 billion sale to Chesapeake Energy

  • EnCap Investments in the $1.4 billion merger between Eclipse Resources, an EnCap portfolio company, and Blue Ridge Mountain Resources

  • Berry Petroleum Corporation in its $183 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • Jagged Peak Energy Inc. in its $474 million initial public offering of common stock

  • (Allegheny County, PA) – Representing upstream operator in defending and prosecuting breach of contract claims related to drilling operations in the Marcellus Shale

  • Representing consortia of international and domestic companies in two arbitrations arising out of a hugely successful oil field offshore India in connection with a series of profit sharing disputes with the Government of India; these are collectively valued at just short of $1 billion, and have spawned significant satellite litigation in the courts of both India and Malaysia

  • (Tex.) — Secured a complete victory in the Texas Supreme Court in a jurisprudentially significant royalty underpayment case on behalf of a leading oil and gas producer

  • Represented a major oil company in connection with an SEC inquiry concerning the company’s analysis of the requirements for establishing reserves and disclosures of its contingent liabilities arising out of a major oil spill; succeeded in convincing the SEC to conclude its inquiry without any enforcement action