Oil and Gas

Baker Botts’ Oil and Gas Practice offers the full range of legal and business services backed by more than 100 years of experience handling oil and gas matters in over 70 nations, including upstream, midstream and downstream and including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, unitizations, project design, development and operations, financings, investments, environmental and regulatory matters, litigation, arbitration, intellectual property matters and tax structuring. The firm is frequently called upon to analyze and assess international and local law considerations and help structure and document complex, challenging or novel cross border energy transactions and projects, as well as defend the interests of clients involved in these matters should a dispute arise.

The firm is often recognized as one of the leading oil and gas firms in the world. Most recently, the firm was recognized in 2015 by Chambers Global and Chambers USA as Band 1 in Projects and Energy: Oil and Gas and Band 1 in LNG.

Baker Botts works with major integrated E&P companies, independents, international E&P companies, lenders/underwriters, national oil companies, oilfield services companies, private equity entities, project sponsors and developers to provide experience ranging from project structuring, government agreements and approvals and project finance to the nuts-and-bolts of engineering, procurement, project management and construction contracts; protecting and defending the intellectual property of extraction and recovery technologies; permitting and certificating right-of-way acquisition and condemnation work; environmental and greenhouse gas compliance; the full range of service contracts; transportation, storage and constituent services agreements; floating production and processing services contracts; lifting agreements; terminaling agreements; operating agreements; underground hydrocarbon and compressed air storage projects; interconnect and expansion arrangements; the development of tariffs and related tax issues; pipeline ownership and capacity rights and the handling of disputes arising from or relating to any of these activities.

Baker Botts is one of the most distinguished oil and gas firms in the world with a seasoned team of oil and gas lawyers who have represented virtually all types of oil and gas project and transactional participants in both U.S. and international markets. Our team can provide clients with the mature counsel needed to help with critical business decisions involving the political, economic and legal complexities inherent in the development or protection of our clients’ interests.