Andy has a career practice in the energy law field. His practice focuses on assisting clients with the negotiation, preparation and interpretation of contracts pertaining to the upstream oil and gas industry, with an emphasis on the Gulf Coast region of Texas and Louisiana and federal lands in the Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf. Examples of these types of contracts include Purchase and Sale Agreements, onshore and offshore Operating Agreements, Farmout Agreements, Participation Agreements, Seismic Agreements and Production Handling Agreements. His practice also includes the examination of title for exploration and production related activities.
From 1985 to 1999, he was employed by Shell Oil Company, and its affiliated companies, with areas of responsibility covering onshore and Shelf and Deepwater Gulf of Mexico projects, including negotiating and drafting of various types of oil and gas related contracts.
Andy has been a speaker at the 41st Annual Institute for Professional Landmen (Recent Seismic Jurisprudence), the 2002 AAPL Gulf Coast Land Institute (OCS Update), the 2003 PLANO Executive Night Seminar (OCS Update), the 2009 PLANO Executive Night Seminar (Anatomy of an OCS Opinion), the 2011 PLANO Executive Night Seminar (Select OCS Title Issues), the 2011 Association of Lease and Title Analysts’ May Seminar (An Introduction to OCS Production Handling Agreements), the 2013 AAPL Gulf Coast Land Institute (Due Diligence and the Purchase and Sale Agreement), the OCS Advisory Board 2014 Summer Seminar (Confidentiality Agreements), 2016 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Federal Offshore Regulatory Enforcement Institute, and OCS Advisory Board 2016 Summer Seminar (Deepwater Production Handling Agreements). Additionally, he has authored Oil and Gas, Fifth Circuit Symposium, Loyola Law Review (2001). He is a member of the Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans, American Association of Professional Landmen, and Houston Association of Professional Landmen. He is currently the Chair of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section of the Houston Bar Association.