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Scott B. Thompson
P: +1.713.221.1275
F: +1.800.404.3970

Jeri Bartush-Pirtle


Scott Thompson represents and counsels exploration and production companies, private equity funds, and lending institutions in all aspects of upstream and midstream transactions. He has experience in acquisitions and divestitures of onshore and offshore oil and gas properties, salt water disposal properties, pipelines and related facilities; upstream and midstream joint ventures; and day-to-day operational representation including negotiation and analysis of operating agreements, development agreements, leases, seismic data licenses, and gathering and transportation arrangements.

Scott also represents a variety of lenders with respect to the financing of acquisitions related to oil and gas properties, pipeline systems and other midstream assets.

Representative Matters

Representation of Three Rivers Acquisition III Company in the acquisition of a package of producing and undeveloped properties in the Delaware Basin (Culberson and Reeves Counties, Texas) from ConocoPhillips, comprising approximately 2875 net acres and 15 producing wells, for approximately $68 million.

Representation of a private equity-backed portfolio company in the acquisition of a package of producing and undeveloped properties covering approximately 5,300 net mineral acres in Ward County, Texas.

Representation of Three Rivers Operating Company III LLC in connection with its acquisitions of oil and gas assets.

Representation of 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 a certain contingency payment.

Representation of Tall City Exploration LLC in an agreement with Moss Creek Resources, LLC to sell its Howard and Borden county assets in Texas for $803 million.

Representation of Newfield Exploration Company in divestment of producing properties in the Maverick Basin (South Texas) covering approximately 146,000 acres and 127 wells.

Representation of Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent Inc. in the acquisition of a package of producing and undeveloped properties in the liquids window of the Anadarko Basin covering approximately 13,675 acres and nine producing wells.

Representation of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in its financing of Marlin Midstream Partners, LP, pertaining to Marlin’s acquisition of a pipeline and gathering system from Azure Midstream Energy, LLC for $162.5 million.

Representation of Manti Equity Partners, LP in the $141 million joint sale of Eagle Ford acreage and production to a subsidiary of the Chinese company, MeiDu Holding Co., Ltd.

Representation of CP Exploration II, LLC in the acquisition of 50,000 net acres in the Piceance Basin and Rocky Mountain region.

Representation of Covey Park in the purchase of Encana’s East Texas package for approximately $425 million.

Representation of a privately owned salt water disposal and oil field trucking business in a sale to a private equity fund and the reinvestment of certain proceeds from that sale as part of a “roll-up” transaction.

Representation of a private company in the purchase of Eagle Ford acreage and production for approximately $70 million.


LL.M., The University of Texas School of Law, 2012
LL.B., The University of Otago, 2008
B.Sc., The University of Otago, 2008

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