Adam Whitehouse

Associate

Houston
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
600 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002

Adam Whitehouse is an associate in the Corporate & Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Houston, focusing on a variety of transactions in the oil and gas industry. Adam advises and represents clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions (including upstream, midstream and downstream transactions), joint venture arrangements, portfolio company investments and other general corporate matters.

Adam Whitehouse is an associate in the Corporate & Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Houston, focusing on a variety of transactions in the oil and gas industry. Adam advises and represents clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions (including upstream, midstream and downstream transactions), joint venture arrangements, portfolio company investments and other general corporate matters.

Selected Significant Matters

Adam has advised on the following significant matters:*

  • Hilcorp Alaska — $5.6 billion acquisition of BP’s (NYSE: BP) upstream and midstream business in Alaska
  • Springbok Energy - $175 million sale of mineral and royalty interests to Kimbell Royalty Partners 
  • Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. — following divestitures of oil and gas assets: (i) sale of its interest in properties located in Mississippi to private equity backed oil and gas company and private oil and gas company; (ii) sale of its interest in properties located in the Permian Basin to private oil and gas company; (iii) sale of its interest in properties located in the Green River Basin to private equity backed oil and gas company; (iv) swap of its interest in properties in Wyoming with private oil and gas company; (v) sale of its interest in natural gas properties and associated midstream assets located in Potato Hills field in the Arkoma Basin to private oil and gas company; (vi) sale of its interest in properties in Texas to private oil and gas company; and (vii) sale of its interest in natural gas properties in the Arkoma basin to private oil and gas company
  • Salt Creek Midstream, LLC/Ares Management — 50/50 joint venture with Noble Midstream Partners LP to provide crude oil gathering and transportation services in the Delaware Basin
  • Callon Petroleum Company — $3.2 billion acquisition of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. in an all-stock transaction
  • Cobalt International Energy, Inc. — representation of Cobalt International Energy, Inc., and its subsidiaries in their Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Cobalt is an independent offshore exploration and production company with significant assets in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico and offshore West Africa with approximately $2.8 billion of funded indebtedness; sale of oil and gas assets as part of its ongoing Chapter 11 proceeding: (i) sale of assets located in the Gulf of Mexico to Total E&P USA, Inc. and Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC for $339 million; (ii) sale of assets located in the Gulf of Mexico to Total E&P USA, Inc. for $181 million; (iii) sale of assets located in the Gulf of Mexico to W&T Offshore, Inc. for $31 million; and (iv) sale of assets located in the Gulf of Mexico to Total E&P USA, Inc. for $25 million
  • KKR/Haymaker Resources, LP — $404 million sale of oil and gas mineral and royalty interests to Kimbell Royalty Partners LP
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation – acquisition of oil and gas rights in South Africa and Liberia, including entity formation and a farm-out
  • Private equity backed oil and gas company – negotiated and executed crude gathering agreement, crude purchase agreement and water gathering agreement

* Adam advised on some of these matters prior to joining Willkie.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie, Adam was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, and a senior attorney at Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Adam is a member of the Houston Bar Association and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).