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We support every type of business involved in the exploration, production, transportation, marketing, and financing of oil and gas world-wide. We work with the innovators who are helping us move toward alternative and sustainable energy sources. We represent electric power generation, transmission, and marketing companies as they evolve and grow. And we represent energy industry clients in the full range of disputes that occur and the full spectrum of resolutions that end them.

Porter Hedges’ clients include public and private exploration and production companies, MLPs, oilfield service companies, reservoir engineering firms, commercial banks, mezzanine lenders, oil and natural gas pipelines and gathering systems, natural gas storage companies, renewable energy companies, electric power companies, and many more.

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News/Events+

News

11/01/17Porter Hedges Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
09/05/17Twenty-One Porter Hedges Attorneys Selected by Texas Super Lawyers for 2017
08/24/17Porter Hedges Expands Midstream Energy Transactional Practice with New Energy Partner Ben Rajabi
08/21/17Porter Hedges Represents White Star Petroleum in the Divestiture of Midstream Assets
08/15/17The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Recognizes Porter Hedges
06/02/17Legal 500 Ranks Porter Hedges Energy Transactions: Oil & Gas Practice Among National Leaders
05/26/17Chambers USA 2017 Guide Recognizes Porter Hedges Among Country's Leading Law Firms
05/02/17Porter Hedges Represents Noble Energy in its $1.225B Divestiture of Marcellus Shale Assets
02/28/17Porter Hedges Represents Coral Reef Capital in its Asset Acquisition of Map Oil Company
02/28/17Porter Hedges Represents Red Mountain Energy and IOG Capital in the Sale of STACK Position to SandRidge Energy
02/21/17Porter Hedges Represents Five Point Capital in the Formation of Midstream JV with Matador Resources
02/16/17Porter Hedges Represents Energy Transfer in the Closing of a $2B Sale of a Minority Stake in Bakken Pipeline Project to Enbridge and Marathon Petroleum
02/01/17Jeremy Mouton and Robert Viguet Named as New Practice Group Leaders
01/23/17Porter Hedges Elects Five Partners for 2017
12/05/16Porter Hedges Represents Coral Reef Capital in its Acquisition of Viola Oil & Gas Holdings’ Illinois Basin Assets
12/02/16Porter Hedges Partners Named to Houston Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Energy List
11/01/16Porter Hedges Represents Noble Energy in an Exchange Agreement to Separate the Marcellus Joint Venture
11/01/16Porter Hedges Once Again Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
10/25/16The Houston Business Journal Once Again Names Porter Hedges Among the Largest Energy Firms in Houston
09/06/16Twenty Porter Hedges Attorneys Selected by Texas Super Lawyers for 2016
08/26/16Porter Hedges Represents Par Pacific Holdings in $50MM Common Stock Rights Offering
08/15/16The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Recognizes Porter Hedges
06/17/16Legal 500 Once Again Ranks Porter Hedges Among the Leading Firms in the Country
06/03/16Porter Hedges Represents Vantage Energy in the Successful Bid of $339.5M for Oil and Gas Assets from Alpha Natural Resources
05/27/16Chambers USA 2016 Guide Recognized Porter Hedges Among Country's Leading Law Firms
05/25/16Porter Hedges Represents Johnson Rice & Company and Canaccord Genuity in a $27M Public Offering by Abraxas Petroleum
04/25/16Porter Hedges Represents Alaska's Chugach Electric Association in the $152M Acquisition of Interest in Natural Gas Field from ConocoPhillips
04/20/16Porter Hedges Represents White Star Petroleum in $200M Acquisition of Shale Assets from Devon Energy Corporation
03/21/16Porter Hedges Grows Energy Practice with New Partner James T. Thompson
03/09/16Porter Hedges Represents Credit Suisse Securities (USA) and J.P. Morgan Securities in $95 Million Public Offering by Callon Petroleum
03/04/16Fourteen Porter Hedges Attorneys Named Texas Rising Stars
11/18/15Porter Hedges Represents J.P. Morgan Securities in $110 Million Public Offering by Callon Petroleum
11/02/15Porter Hedges Once Again Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
09/08/15Twenty-One Porter Hedges Partners Selected by Texas Super Lawyers for 2015
08/17/15Twenty-Two Porter Hedges Partners Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
07/23/15Porter Hedges Receives American Lawyer 2015 Global Legal Award for Global Finance Deal of the Year: Project Finance
06/10/15Porter Hedges Represents American Energy-Utica in its $407M Sale of Appalachian Assets to Gulfport Energy Corporation
06/03/15Legal 500 Once Again Ranks Porter Hedges Among the Leading Firms in the Country
06/02/15Porter Hedges Advises Par Petroleum in Connection with New Supply and Offtake Agreement with Goldman Sachs’ Trading Subsidiary
05/19/15Chambers USA 2015 Guide Recognizes Porter Hedges Among the Country’s Leading Law Firms
03/13/15Porter Hedges Represents J.P. Morgan Securities in $68 Million Public Offering by Callon Petroleum
02/27/15Four Porter Hedges Practices Named Among the Largest in Houston by the Houston Business Journal
02/02/15Porter Hedges Represents Synergy Resources Corporation in $200M Offering
01/26/15Porter Hedges Elects Six New Partners for 2015
11/03/14Porter Hedges Once Again Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
10/22/14Porter Hedges Expands Energy Practice with New Office in Oklahoma City Led by Partner C. Ray Lees
10/16/14Porter Hedges Represents Chesapeake Energy Corp. in the $5.375B Sale of Marcellus and Utica Shale Assets to Southwestern Energy
10/03/14Energy Practice Co-Chairs Randy King and Bob Thomas Once Again Named to Houston Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Energy List
09/15/14Porter Hedges Represents Johnson Rice and ScotiaBank/Howard Weil (as the representatives of the underwriters) in $122 Million Public Offering by Callon Petroleum Company
09/05/14Nineteen Porter Hedges Partners Selected by Texas Super Lawyers for 2014
08/18/14Nineteen Porter Hedges Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2015
06/23/14Porter Hedges Represents Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C. (as the representative of the underwriters) in a $167.5M public offering by Sanchez Energy Corporation
06/12/14Porter Hedges Sponsors Houston Business Journal’s Annual “Conversation with Energy Leaders”
06/09/14Porter Hedges Represents American Energy Partners in Three Shale Acreage Transactions Totaling $4.25 billion
05/23/14Chambers USA Ranks Porter Hedges Among the Country’s Leading Law Firms in its 2014 Law Firm Rankings
04/25/14The Houston Business Journal Names Porter Hedges Among the Largest Energy Firms in Houston
03/24/14Porter Hedges Represents Johnson Rice & Company in the Underwritten Public Offering for American Eagle Energy
03/17/14Porter Hedges Represents the PPI Group in the $145M Sale of its Oil and Gas Engineering Services Business to Cardno Limited
11/01/13Porter Hedges Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
10/18/13Porter Hedges Represents Azure Midstream Energy in the Acquisition of an EXCO and BG Group Joint Venture (TGGT Holdings) for $910 Million
09/27/13Porter Hedges Represents Par Petroleum Corporation in its Acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC
09/20/13Porter Hedges Represents Sequitur Energy Resources in Multiple Transactions
09/19/13Porter Hedges Represents Johnson Rice & Company as Underwriter in Sanchez Energy's $240 Million Public Offering
08/22/13Porter Hedges Announces Randy King as Energy Section Co-Chair
08/16/13Nineteen Porter Hedges Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2014
08/06/13Porter Hedges Grows Energy Practice with New Partner Jeremy Mouton
07/03/13Porter Hedges Represents PetroQuest Energy in the $193 Million Gulf of Mexico Acquisition and a $200 Million Senior Note Offering
05/24/13Porter Hedges Once Again Ranked by Chambers USA 2013 Among the Country’s Leading Law Firms
03/29/13Oil and Gas Monitor Recognizes Porter Hedges among a Select Group of Firms that “Really Dig” Oil and Gas
02/15/13Porter Hedges Represents Special Committee of the Gulfport Energy Corporation Board of Directors in the $220 million acquisition of Utica Shale Acreage from Windsor Ohio
11/01/12Porter Hedges Received National and Local Recognition by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings
09/12/12Porter Hedges Represents Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in the Acquisition of Unconventional Assets in New Mexico from Chesapeake Energy Corp.
09/12/12Porter Hedges Represents EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. in the Purchase of Oil and Gas Assets in the Gulf of Mexico from Hilcorp Energy Co. for $550 Million
09/2012Porter Hedges' Partners selected by Super Lawyers Business Edition and Texas Super Lawyers for 2012
09/05/12Twenty-One Porter Hedges Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2013
06/07/12Porter Hedges Ranked by Chambers USA 2012 Among the Country’s Leading Law Firms
03/27/12Porter Hedges Represents Hupecol Cuerva Holdings LLC in the Sale of its Subsidiary in Colombia to GeoPark Holdings Limited
11/10/11Porter Hedges Represents Management Group in the $1 Billion Private Equity Backed Formation of Maverick American Natural Gas
10/03/11Porter Hedges Represents Noble Energy in the Completion of the $3.2 billion Joint Venture with CONSOL Energy in the Marcellus Shale
08/18/11Porter Hedges Represents Noble Energy in a $3.2 billion Joint Venture with CONSOL Energy in the Marcellus Shale

Publications

Articles

09/06/17"Rajabi joins Porter Hedges," The Journal Record
06/06/17"Texas PE Deals Rebound With Oil Price Upswing," Law360
05/21/17"White Star Petroleum, LLC Announces Acquisitions Of Mid-Continent Assets And Increase Of Borrowing Base," PR Newswire
05/05/17"Deal of the Week: Noble Energy exits Marcellus in $1.2B deal, shifts onshore focus," Houston Business Journal
05/03/17"Porter Hedges Handles Mega Oil Deal, Publishing Deal in Same Week," The Texas Lawbook
05/02/17"Houston Energy co. sells Marcellus assets for more than $1B," Houston Business Journal
05/02/17"Noble Energy Exits Marcellus Shale In $1.2 Billion Deal," Oil and Gas Investor
03/21/17"White Star Petroleum, LLC Announces Acquisitions of Mid-Continent Assets and Increase of Borrowing Base," White Star Petroleum Press Release
02/21/17"Five Point Pledges $176M To New JV With Matador Resources," Law360
02/08/17"Stone Energy Corporation Announces Auction Results for Sale of Appalachia Properties" Stone Energy Press Release
11/02/16"Porter Hedges, Latham Advise on Marcellus Joint Venture Split," Texas Lawyer
09/26/16"HudsonField Invests in Trucking Expansion to Bring More Transportation Options to Oil & Gas Producers," PR Newswire
08/18/16"Jones Energy Steps Into The Stack/Scoop With 18,000 Net Acres," Oil and Gas Investor
08/08/16"Deal Watch: Two Firms Behind Bedding Industry Megamerger," The American Lawyer
08/04/16"Norton Rose Fulbright, Porter Hedges Work on Pipeline Deal," Texas Lawyer
08/03/16"Enbridge, Marathon Pay $2B For Bakken Pipeline Stake," Law360
08/03/16"Enbridge Energy Partners, Marathon Petroleum to buy $2B stake in pipeline system," Houston Business Journal
08/03/16"Porter Hedges, Norton Rose Fulbright and Weil Handle Multibillion-Dollar Deals," The Texas Lawbook
07/01/16"White Star Petroleum, LLC Closes on Acquisition of Mississippi Lime and Woodford Shale Assets; Announces Completion of Recapitalization Initiatives and Key Executive Appointments," Yahoo Finance
06/03/16"Porter Hedges Advises Vantage Energy in Asset Purchase," The Texas Lawbook
05/17/16"After Slow Start, M&A Lawyers Are Optimistic About Second Half of 2016," Texas Lawyer
04/21/16"White Star To Acquire $200M in Shale Assets From Devon Energy," Texas Lawyer
04/21/16"Devon Energy to sell northern Oklahoma assets," The Oklahoman
03/25/16"Red Bluff Wins Ch. 11 Auction for Osage with $8.4M Bid," Law360
06/10/15"Porter Hedges Guides American Energy's $407M Land Sale," Law360
04/15/15"Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up the Firm Ranks in Q1," Law360
02/09/15"Enbridge Subsidiary Drops $160M On Eaglebine Assets," Law360
02/06/15"Houston energy law firm expands into OKC," The Journal Record
12/2014"Porter Hedges Expands Energy Practice with New Office in OKC led by Partner C. Ray Lees," Briefcase
12/23/14"Southwestern Energy closes on multibillion deal," Houston Business Journal
12/17/14"Porter Hedges Expands Energy Practice," Oil & Gas Financial Journal
12/11/14"Porter Hedges, Baker Botts Work $500 Million Energy Deal," Texas Lawyer
12/03/14"Baker Botts and Porter Hedges Close $460 Million Investment," Texas Lawbook
12/01/14"PE-Backed American Energy Raises $500M For Shale Buys," Law360
11/25/14"American Energy Acquires $440M Permian Basin Drilling Land," Law360
11/19/14"Porter Hedges opens Oklahoma City office," The Journal Record
11/13/14"American Energy Pays $251M For Okla. Shale Stakes," Law360
11/12/14"American Energy Partners completes acquisitions," The Journal Record
11/12/14American Energy - NonOp, LLC Acquires Resource Plays in Southern and Central Oklahoma
11/03/14"Deal of the Week: Baker Botts, Porter Hedges Handle Eagle Ford Shale Deal," Texas Lawyer
10/30/14"American Energy-Permian Adds $726M in Properties," The Deal Pipeline
10/29/14"American Energy Drops $726M On Texas Acreage," Law360
10/28/14"Oil Co. Issues $300M Offering Amid Eagle Ford Asset Buy," Law360
10/27/14"Deal of the Week: Southwestern Energy to Buy Shale Assets," Texas Lawyer
10/24/14"Porter Hedges Opens Okla. City Office with Energy Pro," Law360
10/24/14"Deal of the Week: Southwestern bets more than $5 billion on natural gas," Houston Business Journal
10/23/14"Porter Hedges Expands Energy Practice to Oklahoma," Houston Chronicle
10/23/14"Porter Hedges Expands Energy Practice to Oklahoma," Texas Lawbook
10/22/14"Porter Hedges Opens First Office Outside Houston," Texas Lawyer
10/22/14"Porter Hedges Opens OKC Office," Oklahoma Journal Record
10/20/14"TX Lawyers Advise in Three Deals Worth $12.6 Billion," The Texas Lawbook
10/16/14"Chesapeake Reaps $5.4B In Marcellus, Utica Asset Sale," Law360
09/2014"Get to Know an AABA Member!" AABA of Houston, September 2014 Newsletter
08/01/14"American Energy - Permian Basin, LLC Announces Closing Of Permian Basin Acquisition And $1.6 Billion Senior Notes Offering," MarketWatch
06/16/14"$2.5 Billion Deal for Permian Basin Energy Assets," Texas Lawyer
06/09/14"American Energy Partners Drops $4B For Shale Stakes," Law360
06/09/14"Porter Hedges Leads Two Aubrey McClendon Shale Deals for $4.25 Billion,” Texas Lawbook
06/09/14"Shale Mania a Boon to Half-Dozen Firms," American Lawyer
05/30/14"Porter Hedges Becomes Five-Time Member of Law Firm Challenge Club," South Texas College of Law, Houston
01/23/14"Energy GCs: More M&A, JVs, IPOs Expected in 2014," The Texas Lawbook
10/17/13"Exco, BG Group sell JV interests to Azure Midstream," The Deal Pipeline
10/17/13"V&E, Porter Hedges and Baker Botts Advise in $910 Million Transaction," The Texas Lawbook
09/17/13"Acon, Pritzker take stake in Sequitur for as much as $1B," The Deal Pipeline
08/22/13"Porter Hedges promotes veteran lawyer to energy section co-chair," Houston Business Journal
08/16/13"Porter Hedges Adds Jeremy Mouton," The Texas Lawbook
08/08/13"Porter Hedges Adds Ex-AB InBev Atty To Energy Practice," Law360
01/07/13"A midsize player in Houston's giant energy market," The National Law Journal
09/17/12"EPL Pays $550M For Hilcorp's Shallow-Water Gulf Oil Fields," Law360
09/17/12"Andrews Kurth & Porter Hedges Advise $550 Million EPL-Hilcorp Deal," The Texas Lawbook
08/17/12"Solar Could Win Big In Army's $7B Energy Buy," Law360
07/12/12"Outlook For Energy Company IPOs: As Crude Rises, New Issues Slow," Oil and Gas Investor
06/06/17"Texas PE Deals Rebound with Oil Price Upswing," Law360
05/24/12"Houston Experts Discuss America’s Future Energy Dependence," Houston Business Journal
02/28/12"Firms Battle for Houston Lawyers in Energy Project Boom," Law360
02/10/12“Law360 Ranks Largest Energy Practice Groups,” Law360
01/26/12“IPOs in the Energy Sector,” Reuters – Legal Current
01/23/12"Joint Ventures Reach Record $12.3 Billion In 2011," Oil and Gas Investor
12/06/11"SHALE YES! 2011," Bisnow
11/16/11"Shale Game Has PE Rushing to Boost Know-How," Law360
09/26/11“Energy Companies Fill Pipeline of Offerings,” Wall Street Journal
09/13/11"Energy Companies Going Public," Energy BisNow
09/09/11"Economic Uncertainty Not Slowing Houston Energy IPOs," Houston Business Journal
08/29/11"Dealmaker of the Week: Size and Scope," Texas Lawyer
08/19/11"Dizzying array of M&A activity pumps the Eagle Ford shale," Houston Business Journal
05/19/11"$100 oil here to stay, energy expert says," Houston Business Journal
02/10/11“Chesapeake’s Fayetteville fields ripe for deal,” MarketWatch

Events

10/02/15"Purchasing Assets in Oil & Gas Bankruptcy Cases," Advanced Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Seminar
06/01/13“Development of Gas to Liquids (GTL) Projects,” 2013 TerraLex Global Meeting - New Orleans, Louisiana
05/23/13Porter Hedges Sponsors "A Conversation with Houston's Energy Leaders"
05/02/13“Deconstructing the Indemnification Provision,” Oil & Gas Agreements: Contracting for Goods, Services, and People; Special Institute of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
10/12/11“Buying In: A&D Metrics and Trends Panel,” DUG Eagle Ford Conference, San Antonio, TX
09/10/08"Insurance and Indemnity Clauses in Oilfield Contracts," South Texas College of Law.
02/21/08"Gas Sales and Purchase Contracts from a Producer's Perspective"
01/17/08"ISDA Master Agreements"
09/01/05“Pooling Interests of the Forced Involuntary Variety,” AAPL Texas Land Institute
02/01/05Land and Lease Issues from the Landowners Perspective, University of Houston Law Foundation Advanced Oil and Gas Short Course
08/24/04“Document Retention And Destruction Policies In The Energy Industry: How To Cover Your Bases,” Document Retention and Destruction in Texas, Lorman Education Seminar
06/30/04“Insurance and Indemnity Clauses in Oil & Gas Contracts,” American Association of Professional Landmen Annual Convention (June 30, 2004).
03/02/03“Top ‘5’ Oil and Gas Leasing Issues from the Landowner’s Perspective,” Houston Association of Professional Landmen Spring Seminar
03/01/03“Top Five Issues in Oil and Gas Leasing,” Houston Bar Association, Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section Meeting
01/01/03“Land and Lease Issues from the Landowner’s Perspective,” University of Houston Law Foundation Advanced Oil and Gas Short Course
12/01/00“Natural Gas Storage: A Landman’s Perspective,” Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen Seminar