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Bracewell Represents Chesapeake Energy Corporation in $1.25 Billion Joint Venture

April 11, 2012

HOUSTON — Bracewell & Giuliani represented Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) in connection with a $1.25 billion joint venture with a group of investors consisting of GSO Capital Partners LP, TPG Capital, L.P., Magnetar Capital and EIG Global Energy Partners. Chesapeake contributed oil and gas assets to a subsidiary and the group of investors acquired preferred interests in the subsidiary (and rights to overriding royalty interests) in exchange for a cash contribution of $1.25 billion in the aggregate. The subsidiary owns properties in the Cleveland and Tonkawa unconventional liquids-rich tight sand plays in Roger Mills and Ellis counties, Oklahoma.

Bracewell attorneys who worked on the matter include:

Partners: G. Alan Rafte, Elizabeth L. McGinley and John R. Brantley

Associates: Michael De Voe Piazza