Priyanka Patel advises clients on a range of finance and project matters, including reserve base lending and cross-border matters in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. Priyanka also has experience advising on general corporate and commercial matters in the energy sectors. Prior to joining Bracewell, Priyanka spent six months on secondment to BP Plc.
Recent Notable Matters
Neptune Energy Group Holdings Limited — debt financing aspects of the $3.9 billion acquisition of a majority stake in ENGIE E&P International
ING Bank N.V. and a syndicate of lenders — $900 million borrowing base facility for Oranje-Nassau Energie, based on oil and gas assets in the U.K., Netherlands and Gabon
Zennor Petroleum — advising the lenders in connection with a £170 million reserve based facility agreement to fund the development of the Finlaggan Field
Seplat Petroleum Development Company plc — $1.7 billion financing (comprising a revolving facility with international banks and a reserve based facility with Nigerian banks) in relation to oil and gas assets in Nigeria
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited — $120 million reserve based facility for the acquisition by Trident Energy (a Warburg Pincus portfolio company) and jointly with Kosmos Energy of Hess International’s interests in Equatorial Guinea and the subsequent amendment and restatement of the facility. The financing is part of a total consideration of $650 million, and is the first acquisition by Trident Energy together with the subsequent amendments and increase to commitments to $160 million.
SDX Energy Morocco — up to $20 million reserve based facility arranged by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development supported by its assets in Morocco
Petrogas — $265 million senior secured borrowing base facility to refinance existing facilities and finance the development of petroleum assets in Oman
Apache Corporation — financial security in respect of its services contracts in the North Sea
Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank — as lead arranger, in the $4.65 billion financing of McDermott International, Inc.’s all-stock combination with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V., consisting of a $2.26 billion senior secured term loan facility, a $1.0 billion senior secured revolving credit facility and a $1.39 billion senior secured letter of credit facility
BP Plc — agreements with Kosmos Energy to acquire a 62% working interest, including operatorship, of Kosmos’ exploration blocks in Mauritania and 32.49% effective working interest in Kosmos’ Senegal exploration blocks*
A consortium — proposed acquisition of 51% of National Grid’s gas distribution business*
Mercuria Energy Group Ltd — reverse takeover to effect the proposed combination of Andes Energia (now Phoenix Global Resources) and Petrolera El Trébol*
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and UK Government Investments (UKGI) — structuring and implementation of privatisation of the UK Green Investment Bank*
* Work completed prior to Bracewell