O’Melveny Worldwide

Oil & Gas

Whether their focus is upstream, midstream, or downstream, clients trust O’Melveny to help them capitalize on opportunities and manage risks in the energy market.

2023 Insights: Outlook for Liquefied Natural Gas Industry
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Whether their focus is upstream, midstream, or downstream, clients trust O’Melveny to help them capitalize on opportunities and manage risks in the energy market.

2023 Insights: Outlook for Liquefied Natural Gas Industry
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From our representation of the San Gabriel Power and Midway Gas Companies, delivering natural gas power to Los Angeles in the early 1900s, to our precedent-setting Supreme Court win for ExxonMobil in the Valdez case and our expansion into Texas, O’Melveny has been committed to the oil and gas industry for decades. Our team advises on every aspect of oil and gas projects, including governmental regulation, financing, exploration and production, refining, and transportation.

Our Oil & Gas team has the experience to guide clients through their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities. We have handled high-stakes environmental actions in the US, industry-shaping transactions in Southeast Asia, the creation of high-value joint ventures, industry-related restructurings, and some of the largest liquefied natural gas projects ever undertaken. Whether clients are working to acquire exploration and production rights or selling and transporting finished products, we bring to bear our sophisticated industry knowledge combined with top-ranked and award-winning capabilities in securities, environmental, regulatory, tax, restructuring, and transactional law. And our global footprint and deep knowledge of local cultures and business practices around the world give clients the savvy support they need to pursue opportunities wherever they arise.

Chevron

Convinced a federal court to dismiss an ERISA class action brought against Chevron.

Comstock Resources

Represented a subsidiary of Comstock Resources in its US$136 million acquisition of certain oil and gas properties from Legacy Reserves.

Matador Resources Company

Advised publicly-traded Matador Resources Company on its midstream arrangements and businesses, including a US$75 million acquisition of Summit Midstream Permian, LLC, which owns the Lane Gathering and Processing System previously held by publicly-traded Summit Midstream Partners, LP.

MPS Infrastructure

Helping MPS Infrastructure, an independent energy project development company, in the development and project financing of water infrastructure and related clean energy facilities in North Africa and in an LNG-fired generation facility in East Africa.

Next Bridge Hydrocarbons

Counseled client in spinning off from its publicly traded parent, Meta Materials, a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites. Next Bridge became an independent public reporting company upon completion of the spin-off, and is focusing on a significant oil and gas project comprising some 134,000 continuous acres in West Texas.

Sinopec Oilfield Service Corporation

Coordinated legal representation for a syndicate of financial institutions as the Placement Agents in the private placement of Sinopec Oilfield Service Corporation on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Sinopec is the largest integrated and professional oilfield service provider in China, and its controlling shareholder is China Petrochemical Corporation, Asia’s largest oil refining and petrochemical enterprise and one of China’s largest state-owned companies.

SK Innovation

Advised SK Innovation in its US$30 million investment in Amogy Inc., a pioneer in ammonia power solutions. The transaction is a bridge note financing, convertible into equity upon further equity financings. Established in 1962 as South Korea’s first and largest oil refining company, SK Innovation is SK Group’s intermediate holding company in the energy, petrochemical, lubricants, E&P, e-mobility battery, and information and electronic materials businesses.

Representative Clients
Apollo Global Management
Chevron
Comstock Resources
Kosmos Energy
Matador Resources Company
Mitsui & Co. Global Investment
MPS Infrastructure
Occidental Petroleum
Pioneer Natural Resources
SK Innovation

O’Melveny among the “firms to watch” for oil and gas transactions.

—The Legal 500 US

Five O’Melveny energy lawyers recognized in IFLR1000 (2022)

“Simply outstanding... impressive energy project finance expertise, which covers a wide range of concerns.”

—Chambers USA