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About Patrick

Patrick serves clients across the energy sector in transactions that include mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of assets and companies, joint venture arrangements, and project finance.  Patrick also has extensive experience with the development of energy projects, including the negotiation and drafting of EPC agreements, construction management agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, and various other procurement and project development agreements. 

Patrick rejoined Bracewell after serving as in-house counsel to ExxonMobil. In that role, he provided legal support for upstream and midstream projects under development in jurisdictions spanning Europe, North America, South America, and Australia.


Recent Notable Matters

Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC — development of an industrial scale carbon capture pipeline system of more than 1,200 miles of new carbon dioxide gathering and transportation pipelines across five Midwest states (Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota and Illinois) with the capability of permanently storing up to 5 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide per year

Equinor — $1.1 billion sale of a 50 percent interest in two US offshore wind development projects to BP, including formation of a partnership to develop and operate the Empire Wind project offshore New York and Beacon Wind project offshore Massachusetts, which together could generate up to 4.4 GW

TC Energy Corporation — US counsel in connection with the Government of Alberta’s $1.1 billion equity investment and $4.2 billion loan guarantee to support construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline

Phillips 66 — formation of Bluewater Texas Terminal LLC, a joint venture with Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd., to develop an offshore deepwater port project in the Port of Corpus Christi

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. — acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interests in U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and certain affiliated entities for $358 million, including a 42,000 bpd refinery, a marine terminal and associated logistical system in Tacoma, Washington

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

Phillips 66 Partners LP — joint venture construction and operating agreements with Andeavor and an equity option with Canadian midstream company Enbridge Inc. in relation to the Gray Oak Pipeline, LLC joint venture, and in a joint venture with Buckeye Partners LP to develop the new South Texas Gateway Terminal at the mouth of Corpus Christi Bay

Pioneer Natural Resources Company — divestiture of its pressure pumping assets to ProPetro Holding Corp. in exchange for total cash and stock consideration of $400 million and entry into a 10 year pressure pumping and related services agreement with ProPetro

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

Alinda Capital Partners — sale of NorTex Midstream Partners, LLC, a company owned by funds managed by Alinda that own Texas gas storage facilities, to a subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International LLC

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of a portfolio of six generating plants with a combined generation capacity of 972.5 MW from AES Ohio Generation, LLC

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

Publications and Speeches

“Updates on CCUS from the Commercial and Governmental Angles,” Institute for Energy Law 12th Law of Shale Plays Conference, September 2021.



The University of Texas School of Law,
The University of Texas at Austin,
with honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions



Association of International Petroleum Negotiators






BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Ones to Watch, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021 - 2022; Ones to Watch, Oil and Gas Law, 2021 - 2022
Texas Review of Law and Politics
Associate Editor
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Judicial Intern