Kevin D. Keenan

Deputy Department Chair - Global Projects (Houston) Partner

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Angola

  • Consortium developing an LNG liquefaction facility

Australia

  • U.S. energy services company in connection with negotiating and structuring a joint venture for the provision of specialized pipeline construction services
  • A U.S. energy company in connection with procuring, under long-term time charter, two LNG tankers to lift equity volumes from the Gorgon LNG project, including structuring and assisting with the administration of the tender and bid evaluation process and drafting and negotiating time charterparties, shipbuilding contracts and related agreements

Belgium

  • U.S. energy company in connection with the negotiation of time charters for LNG tankers employing onboard regasification technology

Brazil

  • Brazilian energy company in connection with the negotiation of time and bareboat charters for LNG shuttle tankers

Canada

  • Qatari/U.S. joint venture in connection with the negotiation of time charters for LNG tankers and amendments to shipbuilding contracts for LNG tankers

Chile

  • Santiago-based electric utility in connection with the long-term purchase of LNG for deliveries to the Mejillones LNG import terminal and the negotiation of a terminal use agreement (TUA) with the terminal owner and an Operations & Cooperation Agreement (OCA) among the users of the terminal
  • Santiago-based electric utility in connection with the negotiation of a Master Services Agreement for the purchase of LNG for deliveries to the Mejillones LNG import terminal

China

  • A U.S. energy company in connection with an RFP to construct four conventional LNG tankers, along with advice concerning shipbuilding contracts and back-to-back long-term time charters for the same four vessels
  • GDF Suez in connection with subchartering an LNG shuttle and regasification vessel (SRV) to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) for deployment as an FSRU in Tianjin, China, and in connection with the negotiation of port liability agreements among the owner, charterer and subcharterer of the FSRU and the users of the floating terminal

Cote d’Ivoire

  • U.S. energy company in connection with the sale of stock in various subsidiaries involved in the extraction of hydrocarbons

Egypt

  • U.S. energy company in connection with the sale of stock in various subsidiaries involved in the extraction of hydrocarbons

Equatorial Guinea

  • U.S. energy company in connection with the time charter of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the production of hydrocarbons offshore
  • U.S. energy company in connection with the construction of an offshore marine terminal

Germany

  • Qatari/U.S. joint venture in connection with the negotiation of time charters for LNG tankers and amendments to shipbuilding contracts for LNG tankers

Greece

  • Qatari/U.S. joint venture in connection with the negotiation of time charters for LNG tankers

Indonesia

  • U.S. senior management in the re-purchase of shares in a Delaware corporation from a Jakarta-based multinational corporation

Japan

  • Qatari/U.S. joint venture in connection with the negotiation of time charters for LNG tankers and amendments to shipbuilding contracts for LNG tankers
  • U.S. engineering company in connection with the negotiation and drafting of a technology transfer and training agreement with Chubu Electric

Kazakhstan

  • UAE-based company in connection with the development of a U.S.-built modular crude oil refinery to be engineered and fabricated in Louisiana, shipped to Kazakhstan via China and assembled/commissioned in Kazakhstan, including advice with respect to agreements related to engineering, procurement, fabrication, assembly, logistics, insurance, bonding, financing, environmental, operation and maintenance

Kuwait

  • Privately-held company in connection with the purchase of high-sulfur diesel fuel from a supplier on the Black Sea (Ukraine) and the subsequent sale of diesel fuel in Poland

Mexico

  • The country's state oil and gas company in connection with the consummation of five long-term crude oil sales agreements and the development of delayed coking capacity at refineries in the U.S. and Aruba
  • Russian energy company in connection with the assignment of LNG regasification capacity at the Energía Costa Azul terminal in Baja California, Mexico, related assignments of gas transportation capacity on the Gasoducto Bajanorte and North Baja pipelines, and negotiation of a capacity and LNG pooling agreement governing the sharing of storage, regasification send-out and nitrogen blending capacity among the users of the facility

Nigeria

  • U.S. independent oil company in negotiations with a Nigerian entity for the purchase of an interest in a Nigerian oil mining lease

Papua New Guinea

  • A consortium of LNG project sponsors in procuring a fleet of up to five LNG carriers under long-term time charter, including structuring and assisting with the administration of the tender and bid evaluation process and drafting and negotiating time charterparties, shipbuilding contracts and related agreements

Qatar

  • Various Qatargas and RasGas joint ventures in connection with acquiring a fleet of 53 Q-Flex / Q-Max LNG carriers under long-term time charter
  • A U.S. energy services company in bidding on various projects for live-line services and electricity grid maintenance

South Africa

  • A U.S. company in bidding on a project to conduct live-line services in Johannesburg and in structuring a proposed joint venture with a South African company under which such services would be provided

South Korea

  • Various Qatargas and RasGas joint ventures in connection with the negotiation of shipbuilding contracts for its fleet of 53 Q-Flex / Q-Max LNG tankers

The Bahamas

  • U.S. investor in the development of an LNG receiving and transshipment terminal
  • UK energy company in connection with negotiating rights to LNG tolling and related services

United Arab Emirates

  • A joint venture involving UAE companies in connection with development of a floating LNG receiving terminal comprising an FSRU and FSU to be deployed in Fujairah

United Kingdom

  • French energy company in connection with the chartering of LNG tankers for long-term use in the Yemen-to-UK/U.S. trade
  • French energy company in connection with the chartering of specialized LNG tankers with onboard regasification

United States

  • A U.S. joint venture involving ten major international energy companies in connection with preparation of a mutual aid personnel agreement for rapid deployment of personnel as part of an emergency response to potential offshore well control events in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
  • Belgian energy company in chartering a fleet of tugboats in Puerto Rico for use in berthing operations involving LNG tankers
  • Belgian energy company in connection with the diversion of LNG cargoes to spot sales in the United States
  • Belgian energy company in voyage chartering LNG tankers
  • U.S. energy company in developing a fleet of LNG tankers
  • U.S. energy company in formulating port liability arrangements for LNG receiving terminals
  • U.S. energy company in connection with voyage charters for the transportation of coal from Colombia to New York
  • U.S./Brazilian joint venture in connection with the development of a petroleum refinery project
  • Qatari/U.S. joint venture in connection with the negotiation of time charters for LNG tankers and amendments to shipbuilding contracts for LNG tankers
  • UK biodiesel supplier in negotiating feedstock supply agreements and biodiesel tolling and blending agreements for the production of biodiesel in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas and the collection of federal blenders’ tax credits
  • UAE private equity fund in connection with an investment in a privately held Texas company developing novel drilling technology
  • U.S. energy company in connection with the development of a marine terminal in Texas for storage and transshipment of crude oil
  • French energy company in connection with the long-term intercompany sale and purchase of portfolio LNG
  • French energy company in connection with an LNG regasification capacity swap under terminal use agreements in Freeport, Texas, and Zeebrugge, Belgium
  • U.S. electric services company in connection with joint ventures and joint bidding/collaboration agreements in South Africa and Australia
  • A U.S. joint venture involving ten major international energy companies in connection with acquiring, through long-term time charter from a Malaysian energy company, two Aframax crude oil tankers for use as Modular Containment Vessels (MCVs) as part of a marine well-containment system to be deployed in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Uruguay

  • GDF Suez in the acquisition, via long-term time charter from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, of the world’s largest LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), a newbuild vessel being constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea, with plans for deployment at Punta Sayago, near Montevideo

Vietnam

  • Korean consortium in connection with the negotiation of agreements for the sale of natural gas and condensates to PetroVietnam
  • U.S. engineering company in connection with the consummation of a technology transfer and training agreement with state-owned utility, Electricity Vietnam