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About Nathan

Nathan Guerra’s practice focuses on representing a broad range of clients, from private equity funds to developers and exploration and production companies. He helps provide counsel in all aspects of upstream, midstream and downstream transactions. In particular, he helps represent clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public and private capital markets offerings, and the purchase and sale of hydrocarbons. Nathan also helps in negotiating and drafting many types of transactional agreements in the overall energy arena while using his experience to assist on general corporate and compliance matters, as well as reporting and disclosure obligations.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Nathan worked in IT infrastructure and software development at USAA in San Antonio.


Recent Notable Matters

Private oil and gas operator — $130 million sale of non-operated interests in the Northern Delaware Basin

Sable Offshore Corp. — purchase from Exxon Mobil Corporation of the Santa Ynez field in Federal waters offshore California and associated onshore processing and pipeline assets, including pipeline assets acquired by Exxon Mobil from Plains Pipeline L.P. and the merger with Flame Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition entity

King Ranch, Inc. — negotiation of a pore space lease and surface use agreement covering approximately 106,000 acres for the development of an industrial scale direct air capture carbon sequestration project in Kleburg County, Texas

Steel Reef US Corporation — acquisition of Bison Midstream, LLC, a gas gathering system in North Dakota, from Summit Midstream Holdings, LLC for a total cash consideration of $40 million

Aris Water Solutions, Inc. — acquisition of seven saltwater disposal wells and related infrastructure from Delaware Energy Services, LLC for approximately 3.37 million of Class A shares of Aris stock plus a small, volumetric-based contingent consideration paid over five years

Aris Water Solutions, Inc. — negotiation of long-term full cycle water management agreement with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. for properties located in the Permian Basin

Talos Low Carbon Solutions LLC — development of the Gulf Coast carbon capture and storage projects along the US Gulf Coast and Texas state waters in the Gulf of Mexico, including the project offshore Jefferson County, Texas with a lease from the Texas General Land Office as well as the projects with Freeport LNG and the Port of Corpus Christi

Apache Corporation — $805 million minerals divestiture of primarily non-operated properties across west Texas and southeast New Mexico in the Delaware Basin



The University of Texas School of Law,
Texas A&M University,
B.B.A., Management Information Systems
cum laude

Bar Admissions



Texas Energy Law Association, President





The University of Texas School of Law, Society Program (Dean’s Fellow); Texas Law Aggie Society, Delta Theta Phi
Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law