Scott Muehlberger is a partner in our Energy section.  His practice focuses on a broad range of upstream and midstream energy transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and strategic partnership arrangements.

He has extensive experience negotiating purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, joint development and participation agreements, service agreements, and other energy-related documentation. Scott also advises clients on structuring matters and negotiates formation documentation, including limited liability company agreements and partnership agreements.  Prior to joining the firm, Scott practiced as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), giving him valuable insight into understanding the financial decisions made by his clients.

Credentials

Education

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2009

M.P.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2004

B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, with high honors, 2004

Admissions

Texas

Experience

Scott’s representations have included the following:

Acquisitions and Divestitures

  • Independent exploration and production companies regarding the following:

$2.5 billion acquisition of the membership interests of entities which owned oil, gas and pipeline assets in the Permian Basin

$1.275 billion acquisition of Marcellus Shale oil and gas properties

$790 million acquisition of Utica Shale oil and gas properties

$480 million acquisition of Utica Shale oil and gas properties

$475 million acquisition of Utica Shale oil and gas properties

$440 million acquisition of oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin

$400 million divestiture of Utica Shale oil and gas properties

$200 million divestiture of Bakken Shale oil and gas properties

$195 million acquisition of oil and gas properties in Oklahoma

$130 million acquisition of oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin

$50 million divestiture of Bakken Shale oil and gas properties

$45 million divestiture of pipeline assets in Oklahoma

$30 million divestiture of Eagle Ford oil and gas properties and pipeline assets

  • Multiple mineral and royalty companies regarding the following:

$340 million acquisition of a diverse set of mineral and royalty interests in 20 states, including Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota

$300 million acquisition of overriding royalty interests on acreage in the Marcellus Shale

$125 million acquisition of mineral and royalty interests in West Texas

$110 million acquisition of mineral and royalty interests in West Texas and New Mexico

$100 million acquisition of STACK mineral and royalty interests

$25 million acquisition of SCOOP and STACK mineral and royalty interests

  • A newly formed private equity backed company in acquiring $160 million in Utica Shale oil and gas properties
  • A publicly traded master limited partnership in acquiring pipeline assets located in East Texas from an independent exploration and production company
  • An infrastructure investment regarding its acquisition of gas storage facilities and oil and gas assets located in North Texas
  • An international oil and gas exploration and production company in its multi-billion-dollar acquisition of oil and gas assets
  • A group of investment companies in selling a natural gas fired power plant in South Texas

Other Transactions and General Corporate 

  • A mineral and royalty company in its strategic relationship with an independent oil and gas company to jointly acquire mineral rights in the SCOOP and STACK oil and gas plays of Oklahoma
  • A private exploration and production company regarding corporate formation and structure
  • A private oil and gas company in a pipeline joint venture
  • A private equity fund in a joint venture involving a West Texas water transport company

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Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member