John Stavinoha’s practice focuses on representing developers, exploration and production companies, midstream companies, private equity funds, purchasers and sellers in all aspects of upstream and midstream transactions.
Prior to joining Bracewell, John clerked with the Texas Railroad Commission. Before attending The University of Texas School of Law, he worked as legislative director for Texas State Representative Lance Gooden. John also served as an intern for both U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and then-Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Recent Notable Matters
Three Rivers Operating Company III LLC — sale of 59,000 net acres in the Delaware Basin for an undisclosed cash consideration to Admiral Permian Resources, LLC
GEP Haynesville, LLC — exchange of non-operating working assets located in the Haynesville Basin with Vine Oil & Gas LP
Parsley Energy Inc. — $2.8 billion acquisition of certain entities holding undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties in the core of the Midland Basin from Double Eagle Energy Permian LLC and certain of its affiliates consisting of approximately $1.4 billion in cash and approximately 39.8 million units of Parsley Energy
Group of commonly owned private equity-backed portfolio — sale of an undivided 25% non-operated position in their Delaware Basin assets for approximately $179 million along with the negotiation of a joint operating agreement with extensive joint development mechanics
Independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company — acquisition of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. for $2.7 billion in stock and cash
American Resource Development (Ameredev) — sale of undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties in the Delaware Basin (27,552 gross (16,098 net) surface acres), for a total consideration of $615 million in cash to Callon Petroleum Operating Company
Private equity-backed company — series of acquisitions of mineral interests in the Midland Basin region from a private equity backed seller
Publications and Speeches
“Mineral Transactions Require Careful Attention,” Oil & Gas Investor, Who’s Who in Minerals, January 2018.
“Texas Affirms The Promise of Off-Site Drilling,” Law360, June 2017.