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About Jonathan

Jonathan Seliger focuses his practice 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, Jonathan served as special assistant to United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in Washington, D.C. While in law school, Jonathan served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Patrick Higginbotham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Eni Petroleum US LLC — acquisition of 70 percent and operatorship of the Oooguruk oil field in Alaska from Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC

Apache Corporation — sale of its subsidiary, Apache Canada Ltd., to Paramount Resources Ltd, which includes properties located in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia

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

Independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company — acquisition of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. for $2.7 billion in stock and cash

Independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company — sale of substantially all of its Gulf of Mexico assets to Fieldwood Energy LLC for over $700 million

Noble Energy, Inc. — sale of 30,200 net acres in the DJ Basin in Weld County, Colorado to SRC Energy Inc. for $608 million

Global Infrastructure Partners — majority position in a preferred equity investment of up to $250 million in Caprock Midstream to fund the expansion of Caprock’s natural gas gathering and processing assets in the Permian Basin

Publications and Speeches

“‘Production Sharing Agreement’ Wells: Pros and Cons,” Law360, October 21, 2016.

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
J.D.
2016
The University of Texas at Austin,
B.A.
2011

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

The Friar Society
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association

News

Insights

Insights

PSA and Allocation Wells – The Current State of Play

The Railroad Commission of Texas (the “RRC”) routinely grants drilling permits to operators seeking to drill horizontal wells across multiple leased tracts (or existing pooled units) that are not formally “pooled” together under the pooling clauses in the applicable underlying oil and gas leases. Some of the more frequent situations in which these wells are drilled include instances where the pooling provisions of the underlying leases do not allow for pooled units of a sufficient size to support the full lateral length of the horizontal well in question or instances where the leases on which...

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The University of Texas School of Law
Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law
Editor-in-Chief