Jason Bennett

Department Chair - Global Projects (Firmwide) Partner

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Houston

P: +1.713.229.1403 F: +1.713.229.2703

Moscow

P: +7.495.545.0788

Representative Oil and Gas Transactions

  • E&P Company – assist with the purchase of Permian basin assets
  • Private equity fund – assist with the negotiation of a Joint Development Agreement/DrillCo funding structure
  • E&P Company – assist with the refinancing of upstream assets in the Permian basin
  • E&P Investor – advise regarding Participation Agreements for multiple drilling fund investments, including multi-program structures 
  • E&P Company – assist E&P company in the sale of assets in three U.S. onshore basins
  • E&P Company – advice regarding the potential acquisition of an offshore interest in blocks in the Gulf of Mexico
  • E&P Company – assist with the sale of Permian basin assets
  • E&P Companies – advice regarding production sharing and bidding terms for the initial shallow-water bid round in Mexico
  • Russian Oil and Gas Company – advice regarding upstream and midstream projects in the Sakalin region
  • Hunt Oil Company – advising in respect of upstream oil and gas contracting, processing and transportation in Peru
  • E&P Company – advice regarding long-term gas sales in the U.S.
  • E&P Company – advice regarding the restructuring of upstream production interests for an NOC

Representative Joint Ventures

  • E&P Company – advice regarding joint venture and related arrangements in the Gulf of Mexico
  • E&P Company – advice regarding bidding and joint venture and related arrangements for two separate offshore project in Africa
  • E&P Company – advice regarding multiple related joint ventures for offshore platform and processing facilities and an onshore LNG liquefaction project
  • Midstream Company – advice regarding a joint venture for the acquisition of midstream gathering pipeline systems
  • E&P Company – advice regarding a joint development arrangements for a project in Mexico
  • E&P Company – advice regarding joint venture arrangements for production of gas and liquids and export of LNG
  • Midstream Company – advice regarding joint venture arrangements for an LNG project in the U.S.

Representative LNG Projects and Transactions

Assisted clients with over 30 LNG projects, including advising regarding more than 50 LNG SPAs and LNG 10 tolling agreements for liquefaction and regasification facilities. Some representative transactions include:

  • Sempra LNG – project development counsel to Sempra LNG in respect of the Port Arthur LNG Liquefaction project and project counsel to Sempra LNG marketing in respect of LNG Sales and gas supplies for its North American LNG Liquefaction projects currently under construction and development
  • Cheniere Energy Inc. – development of first LNG liquefaction and export facility from the lower 48 states of the U.S.
  • Jordan Cove Energy Project – development of an LNG liquefaction project and negotiation of a liquefaction tolling agreement and related agreements
  • Peru LNG – development and launch of an LNG liquefaction project in Peru and sale of the resulting LNG
  • International Oil and Gas Company – advice regarding entry into the U.S. LNG market as an off-taker and investor
  • Western Canada – advising the project sponsor of a proposed Greenfield LNG liquefaction project in British Columbia, Canada
  • Novatek – structuring and development of all aspects of the Yamal LNG project (Russia), including shareholder arrangements, LNG marketing, and LNG shipping
  • BP – long-term sale of LNG from Tangguh, Indonesia, to Sempra LNG; development of the Tangguh project, including assistance with time charter party agreements and other shipping arrangements for Tangguh

Representative Project Finance Transactions

  • LNG Liquefaction Project – advice regarding project restructuring and resulting project finance amendment issues
  • Advice to several greenfield LNG liquefaction projects regarding lender requirements for project structures and agreements
  • Advice to several greenfield LNG regasification projects regarding lender requirements for project structures and agreements
  • AES Hawaii – $500 million private placement of long-term project debt with institutional investors and $25 million debt service reserve letter of credit facility for the nonrecourse refinancing of a power project