Robert P. Dougherty III

Robert P. Dougherty III

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
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Robert Dougherty focuses his practice on oil and gas matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures relating to oil and gas properties and exploration and production companies. His energy experience includes transactions involving assets located in the Permian, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Utica, Bakken, Niobrara, Barnett, Haynesville, and other shale formations as well as in other domestic and international onshore and offshore exploration areas.  His experience extends to advising on and preparing agreements related to all facets of the energy industry. Robert also assists clients in oil and gas title due diligence, including with regard to acquisitions and secured lending transactions.


  • Represented Yates Petroleum Corporation in its $2.4 billion merger with EOG Resources, Inc.

  • Represented BC Operating, Inc. and other entities in the sale of approximately 70,000 net acres in the Permian Basin to Marathon Oil Corporation for $1.1 billion in cash

  • Represented Ajax Resources, LLC in its $376.1 million acquisition of Permian Basin assets from W&T Offshore Inc.; W&T also reserved a 1-4% sliding scale overriding royalty interest

  • Represented subsidiary of a Korean conglomerate in its $360 million purchase of producing and non-producing assets in Oklahoma and Texas from two separate sellers 

  • Represented Silver Hill Energy Partners II, LLC in its $290 million acquisition of Permian assets in Texas and New Mexico from COG Operating LLC a subsidiary of Concho Resources Inc.

  • Represented Titanium Exploration Partners, LLC in its acquisition from Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids assets in the SCOOP/STACK area in Oklahoma for $272.5 million

  • Represented EnerVest, Ltd. in the $268 million sale of certain producing and undeveloped oil and gas properties and related midstream assets in the Western Anadarko Basin to FourPoint Energy, LLC; FourPoint Energy and EnerVest also entered into a Joint Development Agreement and Area of Mutual Interest Agreement to own, operate, and develop oil and gas properties in the Western Anadarko Basin

  • Represented Oil India Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. in the combined $123 million purchase of a 30% working interest in the Niobrara assets of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.

  • Represented a Dallas-based oil and gas company in its $28 million sale of California producing properties

  • Represented Chaparral Energy, L.L.C., an affiliate of Chaparral Energy, Inc., in a DrillCo transaction with BCE Roadrunner LLC, an affiliate of Bayou City Energy, to jointly develop Chaparral’s STACK acreage in Canadian and Garfield Counties, Oklahoma

  • Represented Pivotal Petroleum Partners, a portfolio company of Tailwater Capital LLC, in a farmout transaction with Black Stone Minerals, L.P. that covers the majority of Black Stone's Haynesville and Bossier shale acreage under active development agreements in the Shelby Trough in Angelina and San Augustine Counties, Texas

  • Represented GAIL (India) Limited in a joint venture with Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. for a 20% working interest in roughly 20,200 net acres located in LaSalle County, Texas targeting the Eagle Ford Shale