Energy companies that participate in the highly competitive and fast-moving field of oil and gas exploration and production depend on speed to market, cost management and seamless execution in order to compete. Participants up and down the exploration and production value chain are looking for ways to move more quickly and effectively to combat growing competition for limited resources and opportunities and to manage regulatory challenges.
Our Exploration & Production team has deep experience advising clients working conventional and unconventional oil and gas plays in the United States. We negotiate leases; assist with choice of entity and creative deal structure; help raise capital in the public and private markets; and structure and negotiate contracts for seismic services and other de-risking activities, joint operating agreements, farm-out transactions and royalty arrangements. Our experience also extends to onshore drilling unit procurement and domestic merger and acquisition activity.
In the United States, the recent growth of unconventional oil and gas activity enabled by advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technology creates both opportunities and significant new challenges for clients. Our attorneys are active in established and emerging oil- and gas-producing regions and understand how the rapidly evolving landscape affects companies operating in these parts of the country.
Transactions and Agreements