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Stephen M. Boone
Associate
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Stephen Boone focuses on energy, oil and gas and financing matters. Mr. Boone represents and counsels developers, exploration and production companies, private equity funds, purchasers, sellers, borrowers and lenders in all aspects of upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings, participation agreements, seismic agreements, contracts for drilling and other oil field service arrangements, operating agreements and other agreements related to the ownership and development of oil and gas properties.

Prior to entering the legal field Mr. Boone worked for Fluor Enterprises, Inc. in their petrochemical projects area.

Representative Matters

Unconventional, Offshore and Conventional Oil and Gas Transactions
Led a private equity portfolio company in connection with its formation and the acquisition and financing of Eagle Ford Shale assets (2014)

Represented a large independent oil and gas company in connection with a joint venture to acquire, develop and operate Permian assets (2014)

Represented a large independent oil and gas company in connection with a joint venture to acquire, develop and operate Marcellus Shale assets (2014)

Represented Concho Resources in connection with a joint venture to acquire, develop and operate a northern Delaware Basin crude oil transportation system (2014)

Represented a private equity firm in connection with an equity investment in a private oil and gas company holding North Dakota oil and gas assets (2014)

Represented Apache Corporation in the $3.75 billion sale of all of its Gulf of Mexico Shelf oil and gas properties (2013-2014)

Represented a large independent oil and gas company in connection with the sale of Mid Con oil and gas properties (2013)

Represented a privately held oil and gas company in connection with the sale of oil and gas assets located in the Permian Basin (2013)

Represented a large independent oil and gas company in connection with the sale of Gulf Coast oil and gas properties (2013)

Represented a large independent oil and gas company in connection with the acquisition of Wattenberg Basin oil and gas properties (2013)

Represented a large independent oil and gas company in connection with the negotiation and acquisition of a substantial leasehold position in the Eagle Ford Shale and all facets of development related thereto, including permitting and subcontractor negotiations (2012-2013)

Represented LRR Energy, L.P. in connection with multiple MLP drop-down acquisitions from Lime Rock Resources of oil and gas assets located in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas (2012-2013)

Represented Apache Corporation in the $2.85 billion merger and acquisition of Cordillera Energy Partners III, LLC (which holds oil and gas assets in the Anadarko/Granite Wash Basin) for a combination of cash and Apache Corporation stock (2012)

Represented Noble Energy, Inc. in its $617 million sale of mid-continent oil and gas assets in western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle to Unit Petroleum Corporation (2012)

Represented a private equity firm in connection with an equity investment in a private oil and gas company holding Texas oil and gas assets (2012)

Represented a large independent oil and gas company in connection with the merger and acquisition of a privately held entity holding 141,000 net mineral acres in the North Midland Basin (2012)

Represented a privately held oil and gas company in connection with the sale of oil and gas assets located in the Permian Basin (2012)

Represented a privately held entity in connection with the sale and joint development of approximately 30,000 net mineral acres of Bone Spring and Wolfbone formation oil and gas assets (2011)

Represented EIG Global Energy Partners in connection with the $420 million formation of an equity joint venture in and related mezzanine loan to BlackBrush Oil & Gas LP and TexStar Midstream Services, LP with respect to the exploration and development of over 100,000 Eagle Ford Shale and other South Texas oil and gas acreage and related midstream facilities (2011)

Represented Concho Resources in the acquisition of OGX Resources LLC (an EnCap portfolio company), which holds oil and gas assets in the Delaware Basin in Texas and New Mexico (2011)

Represented a major integrated oil and gas company in connection with the development of its Eagle Ford Shale assets (2010 - 2011)

Education

J.D., cum laude, Baylor University School of Law, 2010
B.B.A., summa cum laude, St. Edward's University, 2006

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Noteworthy

Notes and Comments Editor, Baylor Law Review
Top Corporate Law Student Award, Baylor University School of Law, 2010