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As production from unconventional shale plays continues to grow across the US, a new industry has emerged focused on the business of water management. Our deep understanding of the upstream and midstream sector has made us the go-to firm for various stakeholders across this new industry. Our engagements to date include representing upstream producers and newly formed water management companies in the drafting and negotiation of gathering, disposal, connection, transportation and recycling agreements; the acquisition and disposition of water producing and disposal assets; and the drafting and negotiation of freshwater supply, recycling and redelivery agreements. We also engage in legislative and administrative advocacy as it relates to this burgeoning industry, both at the federal and state level. 

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Recent Notable Matters

Sabalo Energy, LLC divestiture of produced water gathering and recycling infrastructure assets in the Midland Basin to H2O Midstream LLC, including negotiation of long-term produced water gathering, disposal and recycling agreements

COG Operating LLC contribution of 13 salt water disposal wells and approximately 40 miles of large-diameter produced water gathering pipelines to Solaris Water Midstream, LLC in exchange for cash and equity in Solaris Midstream Holdings, LLC

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

Pilot Travel Centers LLCacquisition of RBJ & Associates, owner of over 20 salt water disposal wells servicing the Permian Basin

WaterBridge Resources LLC $125 million acquisition of produced water assets from PDC Energy, Inc. and negotiation of water services agreements

COG Operating LLC, subsidiary of Concho Resources Inc. sale of produced water assets in the southern Delaware Basin to WaterBridge Resources LLC, including the associated produced water gathering and disposal and water supply agreements

CWR Management LLC multiple engagements for the purchase of saltwater disposal assets in the Eagle Ford Shale area of South Texas as well as the negotiation of a connection and dedication agreement with an upstream producer

Halcón Resources Corporation $325 million divestiture of all water infrastructure assets across the Delaware Basin to a subsidiary of WaterBridge Resources LLC, including the associated produced water gathering and disposal agreement

Pilot Travel Centers LLC formation of Produced Water Transport, a national owner and operator of tanker trucks, salt water gathering pipelines, and disposal facilities servicing Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma

Pilot Travel Centers LLC acquisition of Bridger Environmental LLC, a salt water transportation and disposal company, and related crude transportation assets

Pilot Travel Centers LLC acquisition of Equipment Transport, LLC and related entities, providing fluid transportation, waste management, and ancillary pad support services

Sabalo Energy, LLC negotiation of several produced water connection agreements in the Permian Basin containing acreage dedications and minimum volume commitments

WaterBridge Resources LLC acquisition of salt water disposal assets from NGL Energy Partners LP for $238 million

WaterBridge Resources LLC acquisition of produced water assets in the Delaware Basin

National logistics and operations company acquisition of water disposal wells and related business in the Permian Basin for over $300 million

WaterBridge Resources LLCacquisition of acreage and negotiation of produced water disposal agreement in the Permian Basin

Private equity-backed midstream and services company gathering and natural gas and water services agreement with an upstream producer in West Virginia

Private equity-backed portfolio company negotiation of salt water disposal lease in Howard County, Texas

Private equity-backed portfolio company — negotiation of agreements related to onsite water recycling facilities in the Permian Basin

Private oil and gas company negotiation of a salt water disposal agreement in Madison County, Texas

North America's leading provider of comprehensive waste management services acquisition of a salt water disposal well and associated real property in Reeves County, Texas

Permian Basin H2O LP divestment of fresh and produced water solutions company in the Permian Basin to GlobeLTR Energy Inc.

Private equity-backed portfolio company commercial freshwater supply and transportation agreement for an operator in the Permian Basin

Private equity-backed portfolio company and its affiliates divestment of all of their salt water disposal assets in the Permian Basin

Privately owned salt water disposal and produced water pipeline business series of divestments private buyers of approximately six salt water disposal wells, one salt water disposal permit and a produced water pipeline in the Permian Basin area of Texas

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