Energy

Wherever significant energy is produced in the United States and around the world, Baker Botts lawyers are plugged in, helping clients with high-profile transactions, litigating high-stakes cases and providing counsel on intricate regulatory matters.

Experience Map

For more than a century, our Energy Team has represented a wide variety of clients in the energy industry, from nearly all of the dominant domestic and international oil and gas operators, service companies and pipelines to numerous regional and independent producers, processors, transporters, distributors and marketers.

Our Energy Lawyers have significant experience working with clients in the upstream, midstream and downstream markets for virtually all forms of energy, including:

Our reach is global: we have advised on matters in more than 120 countries and energy hubs such as Africa, China, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and South America.

Energy Matters

In the United States, we handle substantial engagements in established and emerging major shale plays, including Eagle Ford, Bakken, Permian, Utica, Barnett and Marcellus. Our lawyers also routinely handle deals and disputes related to offshore oil and gas drilling and development.

The Energy Practice at Baker Botts serves clients in three main areas:

Transactions:

Our team regularly handles public and private deals across the energy value chain, structuring and documenting complex joint ventures, investments and financings, and acquisitions and divestitures.

Litigation:

We have particular strength in litigating oil and gas matters across the country, including many of the most important and groundbreaking cases arising from issues involving gas flaring, railcar accidents, title disputes, nuisance claims and local fracking bans. Our dedicated team of trial lawyers also has significant experience with claims for damages to natural resources under CERCLA.

Regulatory:

We routinely appear before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. Department of the Interior and various state agencies and commissions across the United States, as well as before federal and state appeals courts, to challenge agency actions and rulings on behalf of our clients. Our lawyers have also handled numerous oil and gas pipeline rate matters before FERC and state utilities commissions, along with representing clients before the Interior Department in royalty cases arising from federal oil and gas leases.

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FERC Reaffirms Support for Emerging Technologies

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On March 18, 2021, FERC reaffirmed its prior decision enabling the participation of emerging technologies in the energy, capacity, and ancillary services markets operated by RTOs and ISOs. These emerging technologies include electric storage, distributed generation, demand response, energy efficiency, thermal storage, and electric vehicles and associated supply equipment.

Royalty Update

Speeches & Presentations

37th Annual Course, Advanced Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law, State Bar of Texas

Energy Arbitrations

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Panelist, Lisbon Arbitration Congress, Under 40 Session

Disputes Model

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Panelist, Baker Botts Oil and Gas Lawyer School

Trends in Relicensing

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Panelist, National Hydropower Association's Northeast Regional Meeting

Events

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2021 North American Gas Forum

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the 2021 North American Gas Forum on November 8-10 in Washington D.C.

2021 World LNG Summit & Awards

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming World LNG Summit & Awards on November 30 - December 3 in Rome, Italy.

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2021 Oklahoma Public Company School

Let us help you train your in-house professionals! Baker Botts is hosting the 2021 Virtual Oklahoma Public Company School on Tuesday, October 12 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT. This school is for executives, environmental professionals and in-house legal counsel.

2021 Gastech Conference

We are proud to be part of the 2021 Gastech Conference on September 21-23 in Dubai.

New York Energy Dialogues

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the New York Energy Dialogues virtual event on September 23.

Hydrogen Energy Dialogues

Baker Botts, in collaboration with academic Partner Stanford Natural Gas Initiative and corporate partner Chart Industries, is proud to be part of the Hydrogen Energy Dialogues on Wednesday, June 16. 

Hart Energy's 2021 Energy Capital Conference

Please join us in attending Hart Energy's 2021 Energy Capital Conference at the Omni Houston Hotel on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT.

Baker Botts Energy Lawyer School

Baker Botts is delighted to invite you to our Energy Lawyer School commencing on the 16 March and finishing on 24 March 2021

CWC World LNG Virtual Summit

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the CWC World LNG Virtual Summit on December 1-4.

ACORE Grid Forum

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the ACORE Grid Forum Virtual Event on November 17-18.

ACORE State of the Industry Webinar

On October 27, Baker Botts Partner, Megan Berge, will be moderating the panel for American Council on Renewable Energy's (ACORE) upcoming webinar titled "State of the Industry Webinar: How Can Hydrogen Enable 100% Renewable Targets?"

North American Gas Forum

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming North American Gas Forum Virtual Event on October 20-22.

2020 Baker Botts/Baker Institute Virtual Energy Summit

Join us for the fourth consecutive year as Baker Botts and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute, co-host a virtual conference for the annual Energy Summit.

2020 Baker Botts/Baker Institute Virtual Energy Summit

Join us for the fourth consecutive year as Baker Botts and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute, co-host a virtual conference for the annual Energy Summit.

2020 Baker Botts/Baker Institute Virtual Energy Summit

Join us for the fourth consecutive year as Baker Botts and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute, co-host a virtual conference for the annual Energy Summit.

2020 Baker Botts/Baker Institute Virtual Energy Summit

Join us for the fourth consecutive year as Baker Botts and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute, co-host a virtual conference for the annual Energy Summit.

GCPA Fall 2020 Virtual Conference

Baker Botts is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the GCPA Fall 2020 Virtual Conference on September 29 - October 1. 

Kayo Women's Virtual Energy Summit

Baker Botts is a proud supporter of the 2020 Kayo Women's Virtual Energy Summit September 8-11.

Africa Energy Forum 2.0

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor at AEF 2.0 from 30 June - 3 July.

ERCOT Market Summit

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor at the ERCOT Market Summit on February 25-27 in Austin, Texas.

CWC World LNG Summit

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the CWC World LNG Summit & Awards in Rome, Italy being held December 3-6.

Baker Botts' 3rd Annual Cleantech Pitch Event

Baker Botts in partnership with NovAzure Consulting, is delighted to invite you to our 3rd annual Cleantech and Renewables pitch event on Tuesday 15 October 2019 at our London office.

2019 Baker Institute

For the third consecutive year, Baker Botts and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute are co-hosting their annual energy summit. The event will provide a forum for key market players and decision-makers to gather insights into the future of the dynamic energy industry, ranging from oil and gas to electricity, renewables and technology.

Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the 5th Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit held at the Kampala Serena Hotel in Uganda on 25-26 September 2019.

Gastech 2019

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor and the exclusive Legal Partner for the VIP Programme for Gastech 2019 being held in Houston, Texas on September 16-19.

2019 GCPA Spring Conference

Baker Botts is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor at the upcoming 2019 GCPA Spring Conference on April 16-17 in Houston.

2019 Platts Global Power Markets Conference

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 34th Annual S&P Global Power Markets Conference that will be held April 8-10 in Las Vegas.

LNG2019 - Shanghai

Baker Botts is proud to be a part of the LNG 2019 Summit in Shanghai, the 19th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas, presented by the International Gas Union (IGU), Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR). LNG2019 will be the largest LNG event ever held in China, the world's fastest growing LNG market.

Kayo Women's Pop-Up Energy Lunch

On March 26 Baker Botts along with Kayo Conference Series will be hosting a private lunch for women in energy (from oil and gas to power and renewables).

GAR LIVE MOSCOW

Baker Botts is proud to sponsor GAR LIVE MOSCOW. The inaugural GAR Live conference in Moscow will be held on 21 March 2019.

Baker Botts Oil & Gas Lawyer School

Baker Botts’ Energy Practice will be hosting its third Oil and Gas Lawyer School in London on Thursday, 21 March, 2019.

2019 ACORE Gala

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the American Renewable Energy Gala hosted by ACORE on March 19.

IEL 70th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference

On February 21st, Baker Botts Partner Thomas Fina will be speaking on a panel about Innovations in Collaboration v. Collusion in the Oilfield at the IEL 70th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference.

The CWC 19th Annual World LNG Summit

Baker Botts is pleased to sponsor The CWC 19th Annual World LNG Summit on November 27-30 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Venture Houston

Baker Botts is sponsoring the Venture Houston Conference on November 8-9 in Houston.

69th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference

The conference is presented by Institute for Energy Law (IEL) of The Center for American and International Law, an organization that provides educational and professional opportunities for lawyers and other professionals in the energy industry.

What does Blockchain Mean for the Energy Market?

Baker Botts in partnership with NovAzure hosted an innovative an evening event  to discuss what blockchain means for energy players and what the opportunities are in a disrupted energy market. 

Global Energy Transitions Summit

Baker Botts and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute are co-hosting the first Global Energy Transitions Summit on Thursday, September 28.

Oil and Gas Lawyer School

Baker Botts’ Energy Practice will be hosting its second Oil and Gas Lawyer School in London this week on Thursday, 21 September, 2017.

Argus Latin American LNG Summit

The 2nd Argus Latin America LNG Summit brings together an international mix of over 175 LNG traders, producers, importers and government authorities to discuss updates and developments in the Latin American market.