Gaye White

Gaye White

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    98 San Jacinto Boulevard
    Suite 1900
    Austin, TX 78701 USA
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Gaye White represents clients in all aspects of oil and gas law, primarily in transactional matters and regulatory proceedings before state and federal agencies. Using her prior experience as a petroleum engineer, she counsels clients on a broad range of matters in the oil and gas industry and represents clients in acquisitions and dispositions of oil and gas properties, midstream assets, and natural resources companies. She also has extensive experience in advising clients on matters involving well permits, force pooling, field rules, oil and gas leases, pooling and unitization agreements, joint operating agreements, royalties, participation agreements, seismic permits, pipeline permits, gathering and compression agreements, due diligence, and title disputes.

Gaye also advises clients in matters concerning electric, gas, and water utility regulation. She has represented clients on utility matters both in contested hearings at state agencies and in appeals of administrative rulings in state trial and appellate courts.


  • Representation of clients in acquisitions and dispositions of oil and gas properties and natural resource companies

  • Representation of both borrower and lender sides in conventional financings

  • Representation of both investor and operator sides in equity transactions and unconventional financings

  • Representation of mineral owners in leasing activities

  • Representation of clients regarding exploration and production activities, including preparation of agreements

  • Representation of clients in contested well spacing, field rule, and qualified subdivision hearings at the Railroad Commission of Texas

  • Representation of clients in appeals of gas utility rate cases at the Railroad Commission of Texas

  • Representation of clients in electric rate cases and stranded cost true-up proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and in a subsequent appeals in state court

  • Representation of investor-owned water utility before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

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