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Oil & Gas

Faegre Baker Daniels attorneys serve as counsel to majors, independents, national oil companies, storage and pipeline companies, refiners, petrochemical companies and financial and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry. Our team works on oil and gas matters, international engagements involving host government contracts, and mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and financings, both domestically and abroad.

Upstream, Midstream & Downstream Transactions

We are experienced in onshore and offshore oil and gas ventures, and our transactional attorneys guide industry clients through all phases of the energy value chain. In upstream engagements we offer extensive experience on a wide range of transactional matters for oil and gas clients, including:

  • Acquisitions and divestitures (A&D)
  • Farm-in and farm-out agreements
  • Participation agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Joint development and exploration agreements
  • Host government contracts
  • Project development
  • Capital markets
  • Structured finance
  • Asset-based lending
  • Title review and opinions
  • Oil field services and master service agreements (MSAs)

Our team also has significant experience in midstream matters and navigating the complexities associated with the transportation and storage of hydrocarbons, including:

  • Acquisitions and divestitures (A&D) of pipeline, storage and gas processing assets
  • Joint ventures for the development and operation of gathering systems and processing and treatment facilities
  • Project development and finance of midstream assets, including LNG
  • Operating and maintenance (O&M) agreements
  • Tolling agreements
  • Interconnect agreements
  • Storage agreements
  • Throughput agreements
  • Transload facilities
  • Condemnation and eminent domain

Downstream, our lawyers have broad experience acquiring refining and petrochemical assets, and developing downstream infrastructure projects. We also advise these clients on a broad range of matters and disciplines covering the development and operation of these types of assets and facilities, including:

  • Feedstock and product sales agreements
  • Tolling agreements
  • Joint facility agreements
  • Project and structured finance
  • Construction contracts
  • Storage agreements
  • Personnel matters
  • Environmental matters
  • Condemnation and eminent domain

Oil and Gas Litigation

Our energy litigation team has wide-ranging experience on matters for oil and gas industry clients. We have litigated matters on behalf of upstream, midstream and downstream entities in a variety of jurisdictions throughout the U.S. We have defended oil and gas industry leaders in matters ranging from state and federal enforcement actions to multi-million dollar class action disputes. Our litigation experience also extends to environmental matters related to the ownership and operation of oil and gas facilities.

Regulatory and Environmental

We represent oil and gas industry clients in connection with permitting and compliance counseling at the federal and state level. We counsel onshore and offshore oil and gas clients on numerous federal and state enforcement actions relating to violations of air, water and waste statutes and regulations. Our team also has experience providing environmental compliance and permitting advice to major midstream companies throughout the United States, including the navigation of regulatory matters associated with pipeline development projects.

Public Policy

When clients have federal public policy needs, we turn to our colleagues at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting to assist in navigating the myriad of proposed regulations and legislation that routinely affects the oil and gas industry. Our Washington, D.C.-based federal energy team has successfully advocated for favorable tax legislation, regulatory relief and federal loan guarantees for our oil and gas industry clients.

We are experienced at working on oil and gas matters from a federal agency and Congressional perspective, including refining issues, fuel policy, Clean Air Act regulations, pipeline policy and chemical regulations. In addition to advising clients on federal policy we routinely draft legislative proposals, hearing testimony and regulatory comments. Our experience with the relevant federal agencies includes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy, Department of Interior and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

We also have a strong background in federal public lands issues, including the intersection of public lands management and the recent spike in industry interest to develop oil, natural gas and other resources on public lands in the western United States. 

Contact


Charles Bybee, Denver
+1 303 607 3660
W. Morgan Burns, Minneapolis
+1 612 766 7136
Linda L. Rockwood, Denver
+1 303 607 3642
Richard L. Reichstein, Boulder
+1 303 447 7799

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