Luke L. Burns

Special Counsel

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Representative Renewable Energy, Energy Transition and Energy Tech

  • Domestic Utility – build transfer arrangement to construct and operate a hydrogen electrolyzer, blending skid and associated infrastructure
  • Marea Energy Partners – hydrogen supply contract for very low sulfur fuel oil production facility
  • Colonial Pipeline Company – acquisition of three terminals and all related assets and customer contracts; negotiation of biodiesel blending agreement and terminal agreement
  • Energy Company – divestiture of company holding green ammonia assets in Canada
  • Private Equity Firm – joint venture to develop gas to cryptocurrency mining operation in South Dakota, involving acquisition of gas assets, arrangements for operation of gas assets and data center and joint venture structure
  • Cryptocurrency Mining Company – joint venture to develop gas to cryptocurrency mining operation in Texas
  • Cryptocurrency Mining Company – acquisition of cryptocurrency mining data center assets in Texas and revenue sharing arrangement
  • Energy Tech Company – joint venture in respect of Permian assets

Representative Acquisitions, Divestitures and Joint Ventures

  • BHP Billiton – $10.5 billion divestiture of U.S. shale assets located in the Permian, Eagle Ford and Haynesville plays
  • BP America Inc. – $5.6 billion divestiture of entire upstream and midstream business in Alaska
  • Murphy Exploration & Production Company – USA acquisition of deep water Gulf of Mexico assets valued at approximately $1.6 billion
  • Halliburton Company – divestiture of offshore Gulf of Mexico oil and gas assets; joint venture in respect of shale gas assets
  • BP America Inc. – divestiture to Tampnet of 746 mile offshore fiber optic network
  • International oil and gas company – $400 million acquisition of oil assets in the Alaska North Slope area
  • Major Domestic Utility – negotiated farmout agreements in Utica/Marcellus exceeding 100,000 acres; negotiated farmout agreement in respect of assets underlying gas storage
  • Independent Oil & Gas Company – Participation Agreement involving investment in Texas oilfield assets
  • Chesapeake Energy – sale of Midcontinent assets
  • Multinational Oil & Gas Company – disposition of an interest in certain oil and gas exploration properties and related assets in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. – $215 million acquisition of acreage in the Delaware Basin
  • Domestic Energy Company – “drill co” Participation Agreement involving investment in well program in Southeast Texas
  • Major Energy Holding Company – acquisition of terminal assets and negotiation of shared facilities agreements
  • Domestic Energy Company – major Section 363 sale of Permian and other assets in bankruptcy
  • Independent O&G Company – acquisition of operated and non-operated Permian assets
  • Private Equity Firm – acquisition of LNG assets in the Caribbean
  • Diversified Energy Company – acquisition of Texas and Louisiana oil and gas properties; acquisition of leases and mineral interests in Pennsylvania
  • Independent Exploration and Production Company – Production Agreement and related arrangements
  • Independent O&G Operator – acquisition of oil and gas properties in Gonzalez County, Texas
  • Domestic Energy Company – divestiture of non-op oil and gas assets in Oklahoma
  • Multinational Oil & Gas Company – acquisition of oil and gas assets in the Haynesville
  • Major Midstream Company – acquisition of saltwater disposal assets
  • Major Domestic Chemicals Company – divestiture of marine terminal and storage facility in Texas
  • Glacier Oil and Gas – Section 363 acquisition of oil and gas assets
  • Domestic Private Equity Firm – joint venture to develop certain on-shore upstream assets
  • Major Midstream Company – acquisition of salt water disposal assets in the Eagle Ford
  • Domestic oil and gas company – sale of leasehold interests in East Texas
  • Private equity firm – sale of interest in certain Eagle Ford Shale acreage and leasehold estate

Representative Midstream, Downstream and LNG

  • Cheniere Energy – negotiation of several long-term LNG SPAs
  • Domestic Chemical Company – long-term cross-border capacity reservation and supply of chemicals involving initial payments exceeding $250 million and potential additional payments for supply over time exceeding $600 million
  • U.S. company – Pipeline O&M Agreement, Terminal O&M Agreement, Management Services Agreement
  • Domestic Utility – LNG tolling arrangement
  • Major domestic energy company – development of a proposed LNG receiving terminal and gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Chile
  • Terminal Company – various storage, terminal services and other agreements related to terminal operations in Texas
  • Energy Transfer Partners – various agreements related to refinery
  • EOG Resources – negotiated gas sales agreements
  • U.S. company – small scale installation of LNG storage and equipment and long-term sale and purchase of LNG for use as a burner fuel
  • U.S. company – development of proposed truck-rack LNG sales agreement and long-term fuel supply agreement for LNG powered vessels

Representative Capital Markets Transactions

  • Underwriter’s Counsel – offering of 7,500,000 shares of Energy Company common stock
  • MLP IPO of U.S. mining company – underwriter's counsel in MLP IPO involving soda ash mining leases and licenses
  • Underwriter's Counsel – securities offering in respect of Independent O&G Company
  • Major Domestic Bank – reviewed Texas deeds of trust with respect to oil and gas assets in respect of credit facility
  • Domestic Bank – reviewed multi-jurisdictional deeds of trust with respect to oil and gas assets in respect of credit facility