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

Tan Lu

Tan Lu

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845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

Tan Lu

Experience Highlights

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

  • 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 

  • Flywheel Bakken (formerly Valorem Energy) in the $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’s 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)