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About Derek

Derek Speck’s practice focuses on matters related to corporate and securities, energy and oil and gas. He counsels clients in corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, securities offerings, corporate restructurings and private equity transactions. Derek also has experience in the upstream and midstream sectors.

Prior to practicing law, Derek was an auditor with a major natural resources company.                               

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Sol Systems, LLC — joint venture with Capital Dynamics for the formation of Sol Customer Solutions, which will provide large pools of institutional capital direct exposure to the US distributed generation market

Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners — acquisition of Tidewater Transportation & Terminals, a multi-commodity transportation, terminal, and marine construction and repair company serving the Pacific Northwest, from Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners was the lead investor of a group consisting of Ullico, funds and accounts under management by BlackRock, Silverfern and certain other co-investors.  

Apache Corporation — creation of $3.5 billion midstream company with Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp., forming the only publicly traded, pure-play Permian Basin midstream company that is a C-corporation

Apache Corporation — strategic partnership with EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP and Noble Energy Inc. to develop the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, including transportation service agreements, tariffs and related regulatory matters

Apache Corporation — formation of SCM Alpine, LLC, which will own and operate a greenfield NGL y-grade pipeline, including transportation service agreements, tariffs and related regulatory matters

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — final investment decision between Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC, DCP Midstream, LP and an affiliate of Targa Resources to proceed with the $1.7 billion Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project, designed to transport 1.92 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas

Phillips 66 — option agreement pursuant to which DCP Midstream LP acquired an option to purchase up to a 30 percent ownership interest in Phillip 66’s new fractionators under construction at its expanded Sweeny Hub

Holly Energy Partners, L.P. — $250 million acquisition from Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. of the 50 percent and 75 percent interest in Frontier Aspen LLC and SLC Pipeline LLC, respectively, that Holly Energy Partners does not already own

Castleton Commodities International LLC — equity investment by Tokyo Gas America Ltd. in a subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International, Castleton Resources LLC, which owns upstream oil and gas assets in East Texas

Credentials

Education

University of Tulsa College of Law,
J.D.
2010
highest honors
University of Tulsa Collins College of Business,
M.B.A.
2010
Tulane University,
B.S.
2006

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

Houston Bar Association

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

University of Tulsa College of Law
Tulsa Law Review
Editor