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Bryan E. Loocke
Bryan E. Loocke
Partner — Energy Transactions
Partner — Energy Transactions

Bryan E. Loocke

Bryan E. Loocke

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

start quote symbolOften the deals I work on are not only complex, they are career-making transactions for my clients. We are just as focused as they are on getting that deal done, and getting it done correctly.end quote symbol
Bryan E. Loocke

Experience Highlights

  • 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 

  • PennEnergy Resources, LLC in connection with its purchase of substantially all of the assets of Rex Energy Corporation for $600.5 million and negotiation of a comprehensive global settlement to the chapter 11 case

  • Lucid Energy Group II in the $1.6 billion sale of the company, an EnCap Flatrock Midstream portfolio company, to a joint venture controlled by investment funds affiliated with Riverstone Holdings and the Goldman Sachs Group 

  • Brigham Resources in the $2.55 billion cash and stock sale of all of its leasehold interests and related assets to Diamondback Energy

  • Concho Resources in its $1.625 billion acquisition of oil and gas assets from Reliance Energy

  • Black Mountain Oil & Gas LLC in the $700 million sale of certain assets in the Permian’s Northern Delaware basin of New Mexico to Marathon Oil Corporation

  • Sentinel Peak Resources California, LLC, a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, in the $592 million acquisition (with potential additional consideration of $150 million) of certain oil and gas leases, wells and related assets in California from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas

  • Crestone Peak Resources LLC in the $900 million acquisition of oil and gas assets in the DJ/Wattenberg Basin including more than 1,600 wells and 51,000 net acres from an affiliate of Encana Corporation

  • Paloma Partners IV, a privately-held Delaware limited liability company backed by EnCap Investments, in the $815 million sale of certain interests in oil and gas properties, rights and related assets located in Oklahoma to Mach Natural Resources (In Process)

  • Caerus Oil and Gas, LLC in its $735 million acquisition of natural gas assets in Northwestern Colorado from Encana Corporation

  • Concho Resources Inc. in the $360 million (paid via a combination of cash, Concho common stock and drilling carry) acquisition of 12,000 net acres in Reeves and Ward Counties, Texas from a private seller and the separate $290 million sale of 14,000 net acres located in Loving County, Texas, to Silver Hill Energy Partners II, LLC

  • Big Star Oil and Gas, LLC in connection with Callon Petroleum Company’s definitive agreements with three private entities to acquire certain assets operated by Big Star for total consideration of $220 million in cash and approximately 9.3 million shares of Callon common stock

  • Noble Energy, Inc. in the $617 million sale of mid-continent oil and gas assets in western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle to Unit Petroleum Corporation

  • Enerplus Resources Fund in the $575 million sale of certain Marcellus Shale oil and gas assets

  • Noble Energy, Inc. in the $4 billion ($2.1 billion in stock and $1.9 billion assumption of debt) acquisition and merger of Rosetta Resources Inc., a public oil and gas company with assets in the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin

  • Apache Corporation in the $3.75 billion sale of all of its Gulf of Mexico Shelf oil and gas properties, including negotiation of certain offshore decommissioning security performance arrangements

  • A major integrated oil and gas company in its $4.75 billion purchase of Gulf of Mexico oil and gas properties

  • Blackstone in the $2 billion acquisition of Eagle Claw Midstream Ventures from EnCap Flatrock Midstream

  • Concho Resources in the formation of a Delaware Basin midstream joint venture, Alpha Crude Connector, LLC, and its subsequent sale to Plains All American Pipeline for $1.215 billion 

  • Noble Midstream Partners in the formation of Black Diamond Gathering, LLC, a joint venture with Greenfield Midstream, LLC, to acquire Saddle Butte Rockies Midstream, LLC for $625 million 

  • SandRidge Energy in a DrillCo joint venture with a private equity backed investor to fund up to $200 million for the development of oil and gas properties in Oklahoma

  • Various privately held companies in multiple DrillCo transactions with funding commitments from $60 million to $650 million from various private equity investors to fund the development of oil and gas properties located in the Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, Scoop/Stack Trends and others 

  • Various privately held upstream companies in the creation of multiple midstream joint ventures involving the formation of partnerships and acreage dedications for the gathering, transportation and/or processing of gas, oil or natural gas liquids 

  • Range Resources Corporation in its $300 million sale of a proportionately reduced 1% overriding royalty carved out of its Washington County, Pennsylvania leasehold


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • St. Edward’s University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1999
  • Legal 500 U.S., Energy: Transactions: Oil & Gas, 2018–2023; “Next Generation Lawyer” in Energy: Transactions: Oil & Gas, 2019–2024
  • Chambers Global, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)(USA), 2022–2024
  • Chambers USA, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)(Nationwide), 2019–2024
  • IFLR1000, 2020–2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Energy Law (Houston), 2023
  • Selected to the 500 Leading Energy Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2023 and 2024
  • Texas
  • “Upstream Transactional Update: DrillCos Under Review and Producer Midstream Gathering JVs,” V&E Houston Office, November 8, 2017 (speaker)
  • “The Center for American and International Law’s 68th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference,” February 16-17, 2017 (speaker)