Andrew M. Adams

Andrew M. Adams

Member
Fax: (832) 255-6001
 

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.

 

Areas of Practice

Energy
Oil and Gas

Education

J.D., 1999, magna cum laude, Loyola University School of Law
Member, Loyola Law Review (1997-1999)
M.B.A., 1991, California State University
B.S., 1985, Minerals Land Management, University of Colorado

Membership

Petroleum Landmen’s Association of New Orleans
American Association of Professional Landmen
Houston Association of Professional Landmen

Bar Admissions

Louisiana
Texas

Bar Affiliations

American Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Texas State Bar Association
Houston Bar Association

Publications and Presentations

Oil & Gas Legal Update – Plano News – November, 2006
Oil and Gas – Loyola Law Review- 2001 Fifth Circuit Symposium
Update on Musser-Davis Land Company v. Union Pacific Resources Company and Other Related Seismic Jurisprudence – International Oil and Gas Education Center of the Southwestern Legal Foundation – 41st Annual Institute for Professional Landmen – April, 2000

Certifications

Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Representative Matters

  • sale by privately held E&P Company of assets in the Eagle Ford Shale for purchase price in excess of $70 million.
  • sale by foreign held E&P Company of assets in the Eagle Ford Shale for purchase price in excess of $5 million.
  • sale by privately held E&P Company of assets located in Alabama for purchase price in excess of $6 million.
  • preparation of Participation Agreements and Operating Agreements for foreign held E&P Company for drilling of wells in Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama.
  • preparation of Production Handling Agreements for privately held E&P Companies to process oil and gas production from wells located in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
  • sale by foreign held E&P Company of assets in the Gulf of Mexico for assumption of abandonment liabilities.
  • preparation of Offshore Operating Agreements for foreign held E&P Company for prospects located in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • preparation of Participation Agreement and Operating Agreement for privately held E&P Company for drilling of wells in Gulf of Mexico.
  • purchase by privately held E&P Company of assets located in Louisiana for purchase price in excess of $60 million.
  • preparation of Construction and Operation Agreement for privately held E&P Company for floating production system located in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • sale by foreign held E&P Company of assets in Gulf of Mexico for purchase price in excess of $5 million.
  • sale by public E&P Company of assets in the Gulf of Mexico for purchase price in excess of $260 million.
  • sale by privately held E&P Company of assets in the Gulf of Mexico for purchase price in excess of $7 million.
  • preparation of Multi-Well Participation Agreement by foreign- held E&P Company for drilling of wells in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • sale by privately held E&P company of assets in the Gulf of Mexico for purchase price in excess of $160 million.
  • purchase by privately held E&P Company of assets in Louisiana for purchase price in excess of $170 million.

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.