Jason Schumacher


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Jason Schumacher represents clients in the energy and oil and gas sectors on mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, and divestitures. He advises on project development and joint development matters, day-to-day operational affairs, litigation and dispute resolution, and financing arrangements, including commercial midstream agreements and specialty energy financing, involving volumetric production payments, prepayments, net profits interests, overriding royalty interest, securitizations and Drillco structures. Jason has closed over US$5.5 billion of transactions and projects.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Jason was a partner at an international, full-service law firm, where he co-chaired its Energy Practice Group.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, Oil and Gas Law (2022, 2023)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US for Project Finance (2023)
  • Named to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” D Magazine, Oil and Gas Law (2015, 2020)
  • Super Lawyers® Dallas Rising Star, Energy & Natural Resources (2016-2017)


Bar Admissions

  • Texas


  • The University of Texas, J.D.: Executive Editor, Journal of Law and Politics
  • Abilene Christian University, B.B.A., Finance: summa cum laude

Professional Activities


  • Energy Section, Dallas Bar Association
    • Chair (2012)
    • Vice Chair (2011)
    • Treasurer (2010)
    • CLE Chair (2009)
  • Texas Energy Council
    • Honorary Board Member (2016-Present)
    • President (2013-2014, 2014-2015)
    • Vice President of Symposium (2011-2012, 2012-2013)


  • “Water Quality, Water Use and Wastewater Issues Related to Hydraulic Fracturing,” Shale Gas: A Practitioner's Guide to Shale Gas and Other Unconventional Resources, Globe Law and Business (2012)
  • “Brush Up On Lending,” Oil & Gas Investor (February 4, 2009)
  • “Novel Pad Gas Lease Supports Project Financing of Natural Gas Storage Facility,” Business Leasing & Finance News, Issue 58 (October 2006)

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “The Landscape of Energy Transactions: Will There Be Bigger Blooms or Falling Leaves?” North American Petroleum Accounting Conference (May 18, 2023)
  • Presenter, “Money In Water - Valuation, Consolidation & Funding Future Facilities,” 3rd Annual Oilfield Water Markets Conference (May 17, 2023)
  • Presenter, “The Landscape of Energy Transactions: Will there be bigger blooms or falling leaves?” Energy Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association (May 17, 2023)
  • Moderator, “Water Opportunities, Risks and Trends for Large E&P Operators,” Oilfield Water Markets 2021 Conference (May 12, 2021)
  • Presenter, “What's the Big Deal about the Big Deals?” Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Lease & Title Analysts (June 25, 2019)
  • Presenter, “Pulse of M&A Transactions,” Energy Section of the Dallas Bar Association (August 2, 2018)
  • Presenter, “What's the Big Deal about the Big Deals?” Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Lease & Title Analysts (June 25, 2018)
  • Presenter, “What's the Big Deal about the Big Deals?” North American Petroleum Accounting Conference (May 16, 2018)
  • Presenter, “The Pulse of Oil and Gas Deals: Up, Down or Flat?” Energy Law Section: Dallas Bar Association’s Review of Oil & Gas Law XXXII Seminar (August 10-11, 2017)
  • Presenter, “Two Numbers – 1031 and 363,” Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (April 13, 2017)
  • Presenter, “Financing Energy Deals in Turbulent Times,” Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies Monthly Meeting (January 9, 2017)
  • Presentation on Mergers & Acquisitions, National Association of Royalty Owners National Convention (October 6-8, 2016)
  • Presenter, “Distressed Oil & Gas Assets,” 31st Annual National Association of Lease and Title Analysts (NALTA) Conference (September 21-23, 2016)
  • Presenter, “Distressed Oil & Gas Assets: Trends and Deals,” Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen (November 2, 2015)
  • Presenter, “Distressed Oil & Gas Assets: Trends and Deals,” Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Lease & Title Analysts (September 15, 2015)
  • Presenter, “Distressed Oil & Gas Assets: Trends and Deals,” Review of Oil and Gas Law – Energy Law Section of DBA (August 27-28, 2015)
  • Presenter, “Distressed Oil & Gas Assets: Trends and Deals,” North American Petroleum Accounting Conference (May 14, 2015)
  • Presenter, “Lend Me Your Ears - The Ins and Outs of Energy Lending,” Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies of Dallas (September 13, 2012)
  • Private oil and gas company in issuance of US$150 million of notes in 4(a)(2) offering through asset backed securitization transaction
  • Kosmos Energy in US$200 million crude ‎oil prepayment agreement with ‎Trafigura Trading
  • Kosmos Energy in its credit ‎facility with Beal Bank USA and ‎Trafigura Trading LLC involving its Gulf of Mexico oil and gas assets‎
  • Burk Royalty Co, Ltd. in its sale of oil and gas assets in East ‎Texas to ETX Energy, LLC
  • Comstock Resources, Inc. in its acquisition of Covey Park ‎Energy LLC in a cash and stock merger valued at approximately US‎‎$2.2 billion‎

In the News

Global Legal Chronicle: PW Consortium’s US$1.84 Billion Merger With PureWest Energy

June 6, 2023

The Texas Lawbook: PureWest Energy Closes Merger with Family Offices, Financial Institutions for US$1.84B

June 1, 2023

The Deal: Fortress, Petro-Hunt Group Buys Gas Producer Purewest

June 1, 2023

The Texas Lawbook: CDT Roundup: 11 Deals, 10 Firms, 102 Lawyers, US$2.8B - Next Bridge Hydrocarbons, Inc.

January 18, 2023

The Texas Lawbook: O’Melveny Picks Up Gray Reed Practice Group Leader

July 25, 2022

Texas Lawyer: On Growth Binge, O’Melveny Adds Gray Reed Energy Partner in Dallas

July 25, 2022

Law360: O’Melveny Hires 6th Partner From Locke Lord In Texas

April 26, 2022

The Texas Lawbook: Capital Markets Pro Michelle Earley Jumps to O’Melveny

April 25, 2022

Dallas Business Journal: Local Corporate and Private Equity M&A lawyers Switch Firms, Talk How to Get Deals Done

February 7, 2022

The Texas Lawbook: Locke Lord Corporate Team in Dallas Departs for O’Melveny

January 19, 2022

Law360: O’Melveny Nabs 5-Partner Locke Lord Team in Dallas

January 19, 2022

Bloomberg Law: O’Melveny Grows Dallas Footprint With Five Locke Lord Partners

January 19, 2022

Reuters: O’Melveny Swipes Five-Partner Locke Lord Team in Further Texas Expansion

January 19, 2022

Texas Lawyer: O’Melveny Continues Texas Hiring With Five Locke Lord Corporate Partners

January 19, 2022

Press Releases

O’Melveny Advises a Private Consortium on Merger with PureWest Energy

June 1, 2023

Ten O’Melveny Lawyers Named to D Magazine’s 2023 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List

April 25, 2023

O’Melveny Advises Next Bridge Hydrocarbons in Spin-Off Transaction from Its Publicly-Traded Parent

January 11, 2023

Eighty Five O’Melveny Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers in America ® 2023

August 24, 2022

O’Melveny Welcomes Acclaimed Energy Lawyer Ryan Sears in Dallas

July 25, 2022

O’Melveny Advises Matador Resources Company in Acquisition of Summit Midstream Partners’ Lane Gathering and Processing System

June 22, 2022

O’Melveny Continues March into Texas, Opening Houston Office and Adding Three Top Dealmakers

May 2, 2022

Seven O’Melveny Partners Named to D Magazine’s 2022 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List

April 28, 2022

O’Melveny Adds Distinguished Five-Partner Corporate, Tax Team in Dallas

January 19, 2022