Gaye White

Gaye White

  • 512.469.6165
    214.880.3281
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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    98 San Jacinto Boulevard
    Suite 1900
    Austin, TX 78701 USA
    512.469.6165
    214.880.3281
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Gaye White focuses her practice on oil and gas transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of oil and gas properties and agreements relating to all aspects of upstream and midstream operations.  Her energy experience includes transactions involving upstream and midstream assets located in resource plays involving the Permian, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Utica, Bakken, Barnett, Haynesville, and other shale formations as well as in other domestic onshore and offshore exploration areas.  She also represents clients in state regulatory matters, including issues involving drilling permits, field rules, force pooling, pipeline permits and tariffs, and saltwater disposal permits.

Experience

Upstream

  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in sale of Bakken Shale assets for $1.8 billion
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in sale of Mid-Continent assets to an MLP for $552 million
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in sale of Eagle Ford Shale assets to an MLP for $340 million in cash and stock
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in sale of Eagle Ford Shale assets to an international oil and gas company for $117.5 million 
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in the formation of a drilling partnership with a private equity firm to develop Eagle Ford Shale assets
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in the acquisition of Permian Basin assets from a public company for $150 million
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in the acquisition of Haynesville Shale assets for $160 million
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in the acquisition of Appalachian assets for $100 million
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in the acquisition of Permian Basin assets for $65 million
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in the acquisition of Eagle Ford Shale assets for $58 million
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in the sale of Permian Basin and Barnett Shale assets to a public company for $58 million
  • Represented international oil and gas company in the sale of South Texas assets
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in the acquisition of assets and the negotiation of an exploration agreement in the Illinois Basin
  • Represented a partnership between a private equity firm and a major service company in the negotiation of multiple participation agreements in the Rocky Mountain region and offshore Gulf of Mexico
  • Represents parties (oil and gas producers and oilfield service companies) in the negotiation of master service agreements and drilling contracts
  • Represents oil and gas producers in the preparation and negotiation of production sharing agreements and allocation well applications

Midstream

  • Represented an international oil and gas company regarding the midstream products agreements related to the sale of its joint venture Eagle Ford Shale midstream business to a midstream MLP for $2.15 billion
  • Represented Chief Gathering in its $1 billion sale to Penn Virginia Resource Partners
  • Represented a privately held oil and gas company regarding the natural gas purchase and marketing agreements related to its purchase of Haynesville Shale assets for $850 million
  • Represented Meritage Midstream Services in its $215 million sale of company assets in its Eagle Ford Escondido Gathering System, a gas-gathering system partially owned by Laredo Energy, and the wet gas stream Cuervo Creek Gathering System to Howard Energy Partners
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in crude oil dedication and transportation agreement and gas purchase agreements in the Delaware Basin
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in Eagle Ford crude oil gathering and transportation agreements and gas gathering, processing, and purchase agreements
  • Represented midstream company in crude oil gathering, gas gathering and gas processing agreements, and saltwater disposal joint venture agreements in the Permian Basin
  • Represented midstream company in Haynesville Shale rich and dry gas gathering agreements
  • Represented privately held oil and gas company in gas gathering and processing joint venture agreements in the Northern Louisiana Salt Basin
  • Represented subsidiary of public company in the acquisition of a 50 percent interest in natural gas and crude oil midstream assets in the Bakken for $60 million
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with its entrance into two parallel joint ventures with the owners and operators of saltwater disposal facilities, for the purpose of expanding saltwater disposal operations in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale and expanding the breadth of services available at those facilities by providing onsite solid waste removal and disposal capabilities

Regulatory

  • Represented oil and gas operators in contested well spacing, field rule, and qualified subdivision hearings at the Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Represented municipal utility in appeals of gas utility rate cases at the Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Represented industrial customers in electric rate cases and stranded cost true-up proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and in subsequent appeals in state court
  • Represented investor-owned water utility before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Advises clients with respect to permitting issues at the Railroad Commission of Texas, including drilling, pipeline, and waste disposal permits
  • Advises clients with respect to common carrier and gas utility regulation at the Railroad Commission of Texas

Prior Experience

  • USA Compression Partners, LLC, Vice President & Senior Counsel
  • Burlington Resources, Production Engineer

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Member, American Bar Association, Oil and Gas Section, Vice-Chairman of Technology, 2009-2011

  • Member, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

  • Member, Austin Bar Association

  • Board Member, Austin Women in Oil and Gas