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Michael F. Zarcaro Jr.
Michael F. Zarcaro Jr.
Senior Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects
Senior Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects

Michael F. Zarcaro Jr.

Michael F. Zarcaro Jr.

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

Michael F. Zarcaro Jr.

Experience Highlights

  • Enbridge in a joint venture merger with Phillips 66 resulting in a single joint venture holding both Enbridge’s and Phillips’s indirect economic ownership interests in Gray Oak Pipeline and DCP Midstream

  • 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

  • Advance Energy Partners Holdings in its $1.6 billion sale of certain oil and natural gas producing properties and undeveloped acreage in New Mexico and Texas to Matador Resources Company

  • Enbridge Inc. in a joint venture with WhiteWater/I Squared Capital and MPLX LP to develop, construct, own, and operate natural gas pipeline and storage assets connecting Permian Basin natural gas supply to growing LNG and U.S. Gulf Coast demand (pending)

  • Novo Oil & Gas Holdings, a privately-held Delaware Basin focused E&P company backed by EnCap Investments, in its $1.5 billion sale to Earthstone Energy Inc.

  • DoublePoint Energy in its $6.4 billion sale to Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE: PXD) (2022 Finalist in D CEO’s $1 Billion + Deal of the Year Awards)

  • EnCap Investments and its portfolio company, Verdun Oil Company, in the purchase of 100% of the issued and outstanding membership interests in EP Energy, which owns certain entities engaged in the ownership and operation of upstream and midstream oil and gas interests located in Texas and Utah

  • Global Infrastructure Partners in the execution of a definitive agreement with Canadian-based TC Energy to acquire a 40% interest in its Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC and Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC systems, in a new joint venture, with total proceeds expected to be US$3.9 billion

  • Devon Energy in the $830 million sale (consisting of $570 million in cash and contingent payments of up to $260 million) of its assets in the Barnett Shale to Banpu Kalnin Ventures

  • ExL Petroleum Management, LLC, a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, in its $648 million sale of certain acreage to Carrizo (Permian) LLC in the core of the Delaware Basin

  • Devon Energy in the $830 million sale of its assets in the Barnett Shale to Banpu Kalnin Ventures

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

  • Midland-Petro D.C. Partners in a joint venture with Andros Capital Partners, in which Andros’ affiliate Andros Permian will fund approximately $150 million for the development of oil and gas properties in the highly productive Spraberry and Wolfcamp formations in Midland County, Texas

  • Felix Energy in its $2.5 billion cash and stock sale of the company to WPX Energy

  • EP Energy Corporation in its drilling joint venture with Wolfcamp Drillco Operating to fund future oil and natural gas development in its Wolfcamp program

  • Enbridge in the $355 million acquisition of Tres Palacios Holdings from Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and Crestwood Equity Partners

  • Tellurian, Inc. in the development of the Driftwood LNG Project, a 5 train, 26 mtpa LNG export terminal in Louisiana, including the negotiation of a $15.2 billion EPC contract and long distance natural gas pipeline for natural gas supply

  • Momentum Midstream in connection with its leveraged acquisition of Midcoast Energy’s East Texas operations

  • ioneer Ltd. in the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with Sibanye Stillwater to develop the flagship Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project located in Nevada and related development and financing matters

  • MN8 Energy (Goldman Sachs Renewable Power) Fund in its investment in a solar portfolio

  • Private equity fund in its approximately $1 billion back-levered acquisition (by way of joint venture) of a portfolio of wind and solar assets from a global conglomerate

  • MN8 Energy in its acquisition of a series of solar projects developed by a major utility company

  • The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and its Renewable and Sustainable Energy Fund, through its affiliate Acadia Renewable Energy, in the acquisition of a portfolio of eight solar projects in Maine from BNRG representing over $130 million of capital investment


  • Law School: The University of Chicago, J.D., 2016
  • Undergraduate: The University of Chicago, B.A., Mathematics and Philosophy, with honors, 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” (Houston): Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024; Project Finance Law, 2024
  • Texas
  • Spanish (intermediate)