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Tan Lu
Tan Lu
Counsel — Energy Transactions & Projects
Counsel — Energy Transactions & Projects

Tan Lu

Tan Lu

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Tan Lu

Tan’s practice focuses on upstream and midstream acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, marine terminalling, offshore drilling, and oilfield services. Handling both domestic and international transactions, Tan drafts and negotiates stock and asset purchase and sale agreements, master services contracts, offshore drilling contracts, marine terminalling agreements, and marketing agreements. The following is a list of representative matters in which Tan has assisted.

Experience Highlights

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

  • Ward Energy Partners, LLC in its sale of assets located in Adams and Weld Counties in Colorado to an undisclosed buyer 

  • QEP Resources, Inc. in its $740 million sale of its natural gas properties in southwest Wyoming to Pinedale Energy Partners 

  • Valorem Energy, LLC in its $285 million acquisition of LINN Energy, Inc.’s Williston Basin interests 

  • Devon Energy in the $2 billion sale of certain non-core upstream assets to multiple buyers in east Texas, the Anadarko Basin, the northern and central Midland Basin, and northern Oklahoma

  • QEP Resources, Inc., in two agreements to sell oil and gas assets in the Cana-Woodford and Granite Wash plays in the Western Anadarko Basin in Texas and Oklahoma for a combined price of approximately $772 million

  • Wishbone Energy Partners in the $300 million sale (via $270 million cash and $30 million common stock) of its North Central Basin Platform assets located primarily in Texas and New Mexico to Ring Energy

  • Double Eagle Energy Holdings III in the formation of DoublePoint Energy with FourPoint Permian and DoublePoint’s subsequent acquisition of assets from undisclosed sellers

  • TH Exploration III, LLC as the section 363 stalking horse bidder for the Appalachia Assets marketed for sale in the chapter 11 case of Stone Energy filed in Houston, Texas

  • Quantum Energy Partners in its $1 billion equity commitment to LINN Energy to fund future oil and natural gas acquisitions and development on those acquired assets 

  • Parsley Energy, Inc. in its $252 million acquisition of oil and gas interests in Reagan County, Texas, from Cimarex Energy Co.

  • SandRidge Energy in $1.12 billion sale of its Gulf of Mexico offshore and Gulf Coast assets to Fieldwood Energy, LLC

  • Trinity CO2 in Sixth Street Partners structured investment in Trinity Midstream in partnership with Trinity CO2

  • Meritage Midstream Services II, LLC in an acquisition of a 500-mile natural gas gathering, treating, and processing system in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming from Devon Energy Corporation and PVR Partners, L.P.

  • Erin Energy in connection with the execution of a drilling services contract with Pacific Drilling for use of the Pacific Bora drilling rig

  • An international E&P company in the negotiation of a long-term drilling contract for a drillship in offshore Nigeria 

  • An international energy company in the negotiation of a long-term $650 million offshore drilling contract for a purpose-built, ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig

  • SCF Partners in the acquisition of a majority stake in CDF Perforating, a downhole services provider to the oil and gas industry


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2011 (Article Editor, Law and Contemporary Problems; David Carvers Award for outstanding editing)
  • Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., Biological Sciences, 2008 (Ann Bernard Martin Award for excellence in graduate research)
  • Nanjing University, B.S., Biochemistry, 2002
  • Texas
  • Mandarin (fluent)