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Luke Edney
Luke Edney
Counsel — Energy Transactions & Projects
Counsel — Energy Transactions & Projects

Luke Edney

Luke Edney
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Luke Edney

Luke Edney is a member of Vinson & Elkin’s worldwide Energy Transactions and Projects practice group. Luke’s principal areas of practice are project development, mergers and acquisitions, project financing and joint ventures. He has extensive experience working with conventional and renewable energy project developers, petrochemical companies and contractors on the acquisition, development and disposal of projects.

Luke assists clients in the negotiation and drafting of development agreements, EPC contracts, power purchase agreements, operating and maintenance agreements, offtake agreements, feedstock supply agreements, joint operating agreements, joint venture arrangements, farm out agreements and asset purchase and sale agreements. Luke further assists clients in the financing of their projects and acquisitions.

Prior to moving to Houston, Luke worked in Tokyo, Japan, where he was seconded into one of Japan’s largest international oil and gas companies.  During this time Luke was involved in the development, and financing, of the world’s largest post-combustion carbon-capture and storage project in Texas, USA.

Renewable Energy

  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Fund of The Carlyle Group in the formation of a joint venture with Alchemy Renewable Energy, LLC (ARE), a renewable energy developer and tax equity arranger, together with the acquisition of certain operating and development-stage solar projects from ARE

  • Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Fund in the $350 million acquisition from Marina Energy, a subsidiary of Southern Jersey Industries, of its solar portfolio comprised of 76 distributed solar energy projects with total capacity of 204 MW

  • Integrated LNG company in the proposed development of combined LNG/solar microgrid facilities in Puerto Rico

  • A private equity fund in the proposed equity investment in, and development and construction of, a large scale solar energy project in Mexico

  • New Fortress Energy in the development of floating LNG import and regasification facilities, and associated pipelines, power plant and transmission facilities in Baja, Mexico, including negotiation of LNG sale and purchase arrangements and commercial contracts for development, construction and operation of facilities (ongoing)

  • A private equity fund on equity investment in and development of a reciprocating motor and battery power station in Mexico

  • Summit Midstream in negotiating and drafting the engineering, procurement and construction contract for gas processing facilities in New Mexico

  • Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure in drafting and negotiating sand storage and rail transloading arrangements for newly established storage and transloading facilities servicing the fracing industry

  • Multi-national Energy Company in proposed equity and joint venture arrangements in connection with the development of an LNG export project in Brownsville, Texas

  • New Fortress Energy in the development of a 2.6 mtpa LNG terminal in Pennsylvania (ongoing)

  • New Fortress Energy in all aspects of the development of multiple small-scale LNG import and power generation projects in Jamaica, including a floating regasification and storage unit, a new gas-fired power plant, conversation of a diesel power plant to natural gas, and onshore natural gas infrastructure. Areas of representation include negotiation of EPC contracts, natural gas purchase and sale agreements, steam sales agreements and project financing

  • Riverstone Holdings in an equity commitment to Aleph Midstream S.A., an Argentine company focused on the development, construction and operation of midstream infrastructure assets in the Vaca Muerta shale in Argentina

  • Aisin AW and subsidiary AW Texas on its project to construct a new production base in Cibolo, Texas

  • Enviva Development Holdings in the formation of a new joint venture, Enviva JV Development Company, with The John Hancock Life Insurance Company to acquire, develop, and construct wood pellet production plants and deep-water marine terminals in the southeastern United States

  • Talos Energy, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings, in its $2.5 billion combination with Stone Energy, creating an offshore-focused E&P company

  • Oasis Petroleum in the $946 million acquisition of acreage in the Delaware Basin from Forge Energy

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

  • Talara Capital Management in its $75 million line of equity commitment to Crescent Pass Energy Holdings

  • Osaka Gas USA Co. in the acquisition from, and joint venture with, Sabine Oil & Gas relating to oil and gas properties located in Harrison and Panola Counties, TX 

  • Private equity backed company in the $60 million sale of upstream assets in Colorado and Wyoming to Clear Creek Resource Partners

  • CVR Logistics in drafting and negotiating oil transportation agreements, pipeline operating and maintenance agreements, and terminalling and storage agreements for facilities in Texas and Oklahoma

  • DCP Midstream and Targa Resources in the formation of Gulf Coast Express, a joint venture with Kinder Morgan, to construct, operate and own the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline to transport up to 1.98 Bcf/d of natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Agua Dulce, Texas

  • Unit Corporation in its $300 million sale of a 50% equity interest in Superior Pipeline Company to SP Investor Holdings, an entity jointly owned by OPTrust and Partners Group, including establishment of management and operating agreements for a newly independent pipeline operating entity

  • Oklahoma based gathering and pipeline company in its proposed investment in gathering and pipeline assets in Oklahoma and Texas

Credentials

• University of Queensland, Bachelor of Law with honors, 2007
• University of Queensland, Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting, 2007
• College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Legal practice, 2008
• Monash University, Masters in Business Management, 2012

  • Legal 500 U.S., Real Estate: Construction, 2019

• Supreme Court of Queensland

• Australia

• High Court of Australia

• Texas