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As one of the world’s leading energy law firms, Bracewell is unmatched in its knowledge of global energy markets and the legal, commercial and regulatory issues facing our energy clients. We are a firm of choice for infrastructure projects across the energy spectrum, including oil and gas, electric, wind, solar and battery storage projects. We recently played a central role in 10 of the 16 long-haul Permian-to-Gulf Coast pipeline projects announced in 2018, as well as the successful closing of the financing and equity arrangements for the $1.3 billion South Field Energy facility in Ohio. Bracewell serves as the chief outside counsel to Norwegian multinational Equinor on its flagship offshore wind project in the United States. We also have advised Alcazar Energy Partners on the project financing of wind and solar projects in the Middle East.

Bracewell is the only firm to be named Infrastructure and Energy Projects Team of the Year more than once at the annual Middle East Legal Awards (2017, 2018). Our infrastructure team has also been consistently recognized by IJ Global, Project Finance International and Chambers.


Recent Notable Matters

Affiliate of Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners — joint venture with 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC and J.P. Morgan Asset Management to provide over $200 million in equity capital to support the company’s 10.7 gigawatts pipeline of utility solar and storage projects

Alcazar Energy Partners — acquisition, development and project financing of the 84 MW Al Rajef Wind Project in Jordan being procured pursuant to Jordan’s renewable energy program, which achieved successful financial close in November 2016

AP Energy Holdings Inc and South Field Energy LLC — $1.3 billion project financing and equity arrangements for the construction of the South Field Energy project, a 1,182 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas electric generating facility located near Wellsville, Ohio

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 

Apache Corporation — strategic partnership with EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP and Noble Energy Inc. to develop the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, including transportation service agreements, tariffs and related regulatory matters 

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

Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage LLC — development, construction and financing of an approximately 317 MW compressed air energy storage development project to be located in Texas

Arabia One For Clean Energy Investments (a project company formed by Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corporation, Ennera Energy and Arabia Trading and Consulting Company) — project development and financing of the Arabia One project, one of seven solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Jordan (called the “Seven Sisters”) procured in Round 1 of Jordan’s renewable energy program; named “Middle East Renewable Deal of the Year, 2014” and “Middle East Overall Project of the Year, 2014” by IJGlobal Middle East

Cheniere Energy, Inc.  formation of a joint venture with EIG Global Energy Partners for the development of the Midship pipeline project, an approximately 200 mile, 36-inch, FERC-regulated natural gas pipeline with capacity of up to 1,400 MMcf/day from the Scoop/Stack plays in Oklahoma to Bennington, Oklahoma

Diamond Generating Europe, Ltd. (Mitsubishi Corporation’s 100% subsidiary), Qatar-based Nebras Power Q.S.C. and the Kawar Group from Jordan — project development and financing of the 52.5 MW Shams Ma’an Solar Photovoltaic Project procured in Round 1 of Jordan’s renewable energy program

Global Infrastructure Partners — contribution of $200+ million Bakken water gathering and disposal system to Hess Infrastructure Partners, a joint venture between Global Infrastructure Partners and Hess Corporation

Harvest Midstream Company—$1.125 billion acquisition from Williams Partners L.P. of certain assets in the Four Corners area, including over 3,700 miles of pipeline, two gas processing plants and a CO2 treating facility

Holly Energy Partners, L.P. — $278 million acquisition from HollyFrontier Corporation of newly constructed crude, fluid catalytic cracking and polymerization units at HFC's Woods Cross refinery

Idaho Wind Partners — development, financing and operations of a 183MW portfolio of wind generation projects under contact to Idaho Power

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — investment between Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC, DCP Midstream, LP and an affiliate of Targa Resources for the $1.7 billion Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project, designed to transport up to 1.92 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas

Major E&P Company — development of a wind power generation facility in Texas, including tax equity structuring

MUFG — construction loan for second largest solar project in New York located on a former public golf course in Long Island

Ophir Energy plc — $2 billion floating LNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea, including host government arrangements, LNG sales agreements, chartering agreements, joint venture arrangements, project financing, and construction

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

SemGroup Europe Holding L.L.C. — sale of SemLogistics Milford Haven Limited, a petroleum terminal and storage business located in South Wales, to Valero Logistics UK Limited, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation — financing of the 121 MW dual fueled, combined cycle power generation facility located in Florida with an expiring tolling agreement, as sole lead arranger, administrative agent and collateral agent

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation — project financing of a multi-million dollar methanol facility being purchased overseas, disassembled and rebuilt in the U.S. on the site of the offtaker

Texas Microgrid, LLC — first-of-its-kind project financing for the construction and operation of a portfolio of distributed microgrids consisting of ultra-clean natural gas-fired generators within ERCOT service territory with up to 232 megawatts of generating capacity

Tozzi Renewable Energy and Ergon Peru (SAC) — bridge loan and term loan facilities to finance three concessions for the installation and operation of autonomous photovoltaic panels in areas not connected to the interconnected network of Peru*

Unregulated subsidiary of a public utility — acquisition of four wind farm developments located in the Southern United States totaling $1.5 billion in acquisition cost and approximately 832 MW of generation capacity

Yuhuang Chemical, Inc. — project development and financing of a $1.85 billion greenfield methanol project in Louisiana





Under Pressure: Pricing in the Middle East Construction Market

May 6, 2019
Energy Legal Blog®

I’ve now been in Dubai for 9 weeks since relocating from Bracewell’s London office.  In the construction industry here, there’s one thing to the forefront of everyone’s minds: price. That’s always been the way of course, in the UAE or any other jurisdiction. But the low oil price era...

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