Harve is co-lead of the firm’s Oil and Gas practice group.

Harve is co-lead of the firm's Oil and Gas practice group. Harve's practice focuses on a broad range of energy transactions. His experience includes representation of buyers and sellers in both upstream and midstream oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures, negotiation of commercial agreements, including joint operating, development, gathering, processing, transportation, terminaling, oil and gas purchase, and master services agreements, representation of owners of mineral royalty interests, representation of energy issuers and underwriters in public equity offerings, and representation of borrowers and lenders in credit facilities related to the energy industry (ranging in size from middle market secured credit facilities to investment grade credit facilities), including reserve-based lending transactions. Harve has extensive experience in transactions involving oil and gas assets in the major United States unconventional plays, including the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford Shale, Bakken Shale, Barnett Shale, Haynesville Shale, Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Royal Vopak and BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund in the formation of a joint venture, Vopak Industrial Infrastructure Americas, LLC, and then in VIIA’s subsequent purchase of three of The Dow Chemical Company’s chemical storage terminals on the US Gulf Coast for $620 million.
  • Represented Ridgemont Equity Partners in its joint venture investment with Denham Capital Management and the Ontario Power Generation Inc. Pension Plan to back WhiteWater Midstream, MPLX LP and West Texas Gas, Inc. to provide natural gas liquids (NGLs) takeaway capacity from MPLX and WTG gas processing plants in the Permian Basin to the NGL fractionation hub in Sweeny, TX.
  • Represented client in the acquisition of a natural gas and liquids gathering and transportation business in North Texas through the acquisition of the equity interests of the seller’s subsidiaries holding these assets.
  • Representing Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, an infrastructure-focused private equity firm, in its $3.6 billion acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Oryx Southern Delaware Holdings LLC and Oryx Delaware Holdings LLC.
  • Represented the majority owner of a successful stalking horse bidder in a $18 million purchase of oil and gas assets located in Colorado from a Chapter 11 debtor.
  • Represented the special committee of DCP Midstream, LP in its securing of an option to acquire up to a 30 percent ownership interest (representing a potential capital investment of approximately $400 million) in two 150,000 bpd natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionators to be constructed within Phillips 66’s Sweeney Hub in Old Ocean, Texas.
  • Represented a large independent exploration and production company in the conveyance of a gas gathering system and oil terminal in the Permian Basin to its midstream affiliates and the drafting and negotiation of the related gas gathering agreement and oil terminal services agreement.
  • Represented a midstream MLP in the negotiation of the amendment and restatement of its gas gathering agreement with its largest customer, which included the dedication of approximately 230,000 Marcellus acres and 63,000 dry Utica acres.
  • Represented a midstream MLP in the amendment and restatement of its revolving credit facility, increasing the borrowing capacity under the facility to $900 million.
  • Representation of exploration and production company in its first lien reserve-based working capital and second lien term credit facilities.
  • Representation of the administrative agent on a $1 billion long-term working capital credit facility and a $250 million 364-day working capital credit facility to a publicly-traded midstream energy partnership.
  • Representation of an energy exploration and production company in connection with a $100 million reserve-based working capital credit facility.
  • Representation of an exploration and production client in the $3.1 billion acquisition of oil and gas assets in the Eagle Ford shale.
  • Representation of an exploration and production client in the $530 million divestiture of oil and gas assets in East Texas.
  • Representation of a midstream pipeline company in connection with the formation of a midstream pipeline joint venture.
  • Representation of hospitality management company in connection with a $450 million acquisition financing credit facility.
  • Representation of the administrative agent in connection with its $250 million credit facility to an energy exploration and production company.
  • Representation of a midstream pipeline company in connection with its $100 million working capital credit facility.
  • Representation of a client in two successive acquisitions of overriding royalty interests in a major US shale play.
  • Representation of a client in the creation and operation of a joint venture formed to acquire mineral and royalty interests in two major US shale plays.
  • Representation of the administrative agent in connection with its $110 million credit facility to an offshore energy exploration and production company.
  • Representation of the administrative agent in connection with its $38 million credit facility to an investment group acquiring the largest Christian retail chain in the US.
  • Representation of the administrative agent in connection with its $175 million credit facility to a coal mining company.
  • Representation of the underwriters in a coal mining company’s $150 million initial public offering.
  • Representation of the administrative agent in connection with its $150 million credit facility to an energy exploration and production company.
  • Representation of a midstream pipeline company in connection with its $85 million credit facility used to acquire midstream pipeline assets.

Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association, Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section
  • Co-chair of the University of Houston Law Center’s 2020 100% Law Challenge
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed for Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas, Legal 500, United States, 2019-2020

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