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Tanner, Lucas L.
Lucas L. Tanner
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Diane Bailey


Luke focuses his practice on serving clients in the oil and gas industry. He works on a variety of energy-related matters, including upstream oil and gas transactions, energy finance and the development of energy projects.

Luke has experience in oil and gas land management ranging from field work to asset management. Prior to joining Bracewell and while in law school, he worked as a landman for the Lower 48 Asset Team of a FTSE 100 company based in Houston.

Representative Matters


Representing a private equity portfolio company in a series of acquisitions of oil properties in the Gulf Coast region. (ongoing)

Representing Noble Energy in the divestiture of Wattenberg Field assets in the DJ Basin for $505 million to Synergy Resources. (ongoing)

Representing Noble Energy in the exchange of approximately 25,000 net acres in the DJ Basin with PDC Energy for $270 million. (ongoing)

Represented Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. in the acquisition of 28,000 acres in the Midland Basin from Devon Energy Corporation for $435 million. (2016)

Represented Empyrean Energy PLC in the sale of its approximate 3% working interest in the Sugarloaf AMI Prospect in Karnes County, Texas (approximately 24,000 gross acres) to Carrier Energy Partners II, LLC for approximately $61,500,000.00 plus certain contingency payments. (2016)

Represented Tall City Exploration LLC in the sale of Permian acreage and production to Moss Creek Resources, LLC for $803 million. (2015)

Energy Finance

Represent various lenders in transactions with both upstream and midstream companies.


J.D., magna cum laude, Houston College of Law, 2015
B.A., Texas A&M University, 2006

Bar Admissions



State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section
Houston Bar Association – Co-Chair, LegalLine
Houston Young Lawyers Association