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Brandon E. Durrett

Brandon E. Durrett

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Expertise

  • Business Services
  • Energy Regulatory
  • Energy Lending Transactions
  • Corporate Finance

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Dykema
Texas, U.S.A.

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Profile

Brandon Durrett is a Board Certified Oil and Gas attorney in the San Antonio office with the Corporate Finance Practice Group. Practicing in Texas and New Mexico, Brandon counsels petroleum industry clients in mergers and acquisitions, commercial industry agreements, and complex disputes over oil and gas assets.

Brandon has broad experience negotiating purchase and sale agreements for both upstream and midstream assets, plus related marketing, financing, confidentiality, and transition agreements. He also works closely with his corporate partners on energy-related mergers, capital investments, and private equity deals.

Brandon regularly negotiates complex petroleum industry agreements, such as “drillco” and participation agreements, joint ventures, JOAs, MSAs, production gathering and sales agreements, SWD service agreements, oil and gas leases, pooling and production sharing agreements, and surface use agreements.

Brandon often teams with his litigation partners in oil and gas disputes involving lease termination claims, subsurface trespass, title disputes, breaches of representations and warranties, indemnification claims, operatorship conflicts, payout and non-consent issues, deed and contract construction, royalty payment disputes, and land use conflicts.

Brandon advises clients in regulatory compliance matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas and New Mexico Oil Conservation Division regarding drilling permits, spacing and density issues, enforcement actions, and forced pooling. Brandon also has extensive experience examining oil and gas title to fee, state, and federal lands, including complex producing leaseholds and large unitized acreages.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2009

New Mexico, 2010

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009 Brigham Young University, B.A., with Honors, 2006
Areas of Practice

Business Services | Corporate Finance | Energy Lending Transactions | Energy Regulatory | Government Policy & Practice | Mergers & Acquisitions | Mergers & Acquisitions Annual Survey | Private Equity, Venture Capital & Mezzanine Finance

Articles

Industry-Specific Considerations for Energy Companies Contemplating PPP Loans
Dykema, April 2020

With an additional $310 billion in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) signed into law, energy companies should consider applying for PPP loans in order to maintain daily operations during the COVID-19 crisis. Generally speaking, companies may receive a maximum loan amount of the lesser of two-and-a-half times their average monthly payroll costs, or $10 million...

Oil & Gas Industry: Are You Prepared to Deal With COVID-19?
Dykema, March 2020

The price of oil—already hammered by market conditions—took another stumble in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak with no immediate relief in sight. Accordingly, the Oil & Gas Industry must prepare for the looming wave of oncoming legal issues, which will affect every sector of the market. This alert contains recommended actions for industry stakeholders...

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