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Bradley Murchison attorneys have the breadth of experience to handle virtually any oil and gas transactional matters. Bradley Murchison attorneys have built a long tradition of service to the Energy and Natural Resources Industry by providing quality legal representation with respect to transactions involving all sectors of the industry, from on-shore and offshore oil, gas and solid mineral operations, to midstream and upstream pipelines and related infrastructure. While our practice is generally focused on the industry’s operations in Louisiana, we have significant experience all across the southern region and offshore. We work with industry clients in connection with issues and opportunities presented by the on-going development of the natural resources underlying the state of Louisiana, as well as in East Texas and Southern Arkansas.

 

Bradley Murchison attorneys have subject matter expertise in various energy transactions for oil & gas companies and investors, including assets transactions and company mergers, acquisition, and divestiture as well as New Resource Project Development and Finance.

 

Upstream:

 

Bradley Murchison attorneys provide counsel spanning field life, in the onshore and offshore arenas, to operators and non-operators, investors, and other entities with regard to the exploration, exploitation, development, production and abandonment of oil, gas and other natural resource plays.

 

Our attorneys negotiate, draft, interpret, and manage for clients: Area of Mutual Interest Agreements; Exploration Agreements; Farm-Out Agreements; Participation Agreements; Seismic Exploration Agreements; Joint Operating Agreements; Unit Operating Agreements; Joint Development Agreements; Drilling and Master Service Agreements; Abandonment Agreements.

 

Midstream:

 

Bradley Murchison attorneys have many years of experience counseling pipeline and platform owners and operators, contractors, and gathering facilities owners and operators in relation to the acquisition of rights to locate or relocate such facilities.

 

Our attorneys negotiate draft, interpret, and manage for clients: Federal Right of Ways Assignments; Right of Use and Easement Applications; Platform Use Agreements; Production Handling Agreements; Gathering Processing and Dedication Agreements; Transportation and Marketing Agreements; Pipeline Construction Agreements; Leases of Platform Space.


Representative Matters

Represented multiple petrochemical companies in site location and acquisition, economic development incentive negotiations, permitting, company start-up, and contract negotiations for world-class petrochemical facilities.

 

Representation of an independent oil and gas exploration company in its successful negotiation with a publicly traded oil and gas exploration company of (1) a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the sale of an undivided fifty percent (50%) interest in certain oil and gas properties and associated rights in its Eagle Ford Oil Shale Prospect underlying 20,000+/- acres of lands situated in two adjoining counties in Texas, and (2) Joint Development and Joint Operating Agreements by which the Seller and Buyer jointly own, explore, develop and operate these Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas properties.

 

Representation of an independent oil and gas exploration company in its successful acquisition from a publicly traded oil and gas exploration company of a 72% net revenue interest in 2,640+/- acres of oil and gas leases that are “held by production” and cover seven sections of land in the East Holly Field of DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.

 

Representation of an integrated energy company in connection with its development of a high-voltage direct current transmission system across Louisiana to tie electric distribution utility systems situated in the Southeastern United States to the wind power generation facilities within the boundaries of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

 

Representation of a large integrated energy company in connection with its negotiation, drafting, and purchase of a multi-million dollar natural gas gathering system from a prominent publicly traded European based energy company.

 

Representation of a large integrated energy company in connection in its daily operations including the drafting and negotiation of gas gathering agreements, gas processing agreements, confidentiality agreements, leases for cell tower construction and the use of existing cell towers, right of way acquisitions, and the acquisition and divestiture of related assets.

 

Representation of an independent oil and gas exploration company in its daily operations including the drafting joint operation and participation agreements, and representation in concursus and other litigation related proceedings.

 

Advised a major energy company in the acquisition of a large Oklahoma gathering system and the related pipeline construction and long-term natural gas gathering and treating agreements; in the construction and acquisition of two multi-million dollar natural gas treating plants; regarding extensive long-term gas processing and gas gathering transactions, involving billions of cubic feet of gas annually; regarding a significant crude oil loading and transportation agreement, involving billions of cubic feet of gas annually; and regarding joint venture for major gas gathering assets and activities, involving billions of cubic feet of gas annually.

 

Representation of a lignite coal mining company in its negotiations with an integrated, closely held oil and gas company for the acquisition of lignite and other surface mining rights controlled by the oil and gas company. These lands involve over 730 acres of land situated in five different governmental sections of land that hold over 3.8 million tons of minable lignite for inclusion in an integrated lignite surface mining operation in Northwest Louisiana.

 

Representation of an independent oil and gas exploration company in its successful negotiation with a capital venture fund for the funding of the development of an enhanced oil recovery prospect (the “Prospect”) involving oil, gas and mineral leases covering 4,080 net acres, more or less, located in Miller County, Arkansas (the (“Leases”). Our attorneys negotiated and drafted the organizational documents for the formation of a limited liability company (the “Company”) operated by the parties to acquire the Leases and develop, operate, lease and sell oil, gas and mineral interests, and wells related thereto in the Prospect, and other prospects in which oil, gas and mineral leases may be acquired for development by the Company.

 

Representation of an independent oil and gas exploration company in its successful negotiation of a Prospect Development Agreement that encompasses the identification, exploration and development of oil and gas prospects, the provision of prospect development concepts, identification of seismic lines to be acquired encompassing such concepts, evaluation of geological and geophysical data so developed, and upon the completion of such data acquisition and evaluation, the acquisition by the client of a leasehold position covering lands for a given prospect sufficient for the drilling of a well prospective for the production of oil or gas in paying quantities, and the drilling of wells on such leasehold so acquired. The prospect development agreement identifies seven separate prospects situated in various portions of the East Central portion of Louisiana and the Southwest portion of Mississippi that range from development play to prospect leads to wildcat prospects, and details the duties of the parties thereto for the mutual development of each.

Awards

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, New Orleans, Commercial Litigation, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, Shreveport, Commercial Litigation, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, Shreveport, Construction Law, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, Shreveport, Energy Law, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, Shreveport, Oil & Gas Law, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Top Listed City Awards, having 6 lawyers in Shreveport listed for Energy Law, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked as a leading law firm by Chambers USA in Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, 2013 – Present


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