Andrew Adams - Member at Gieger, Laborde & Laperouse L.L.C.

Contact

Houston
(832) 255-6003 direct
(832) 255-6001 fax
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Areas of Practice

Energy
Oil and Gas

Andrew M. Adams

Member

Andy Adams has 20 years of experience as an oil and gas attorney concentrating on upstream transactional matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, Andy worked for Shell Oil Company, and its affiliates, for 14 years as a Landman, with areas of focus including Michigan, California, and the Gulf of Mexico. He is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and Louisiana, and is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law.

Representative Cases

The practice of Andy Adams includes the negotiation and interpretation of contracts pertaining to the upstream oil and gas industry, with an emphasis on the Gulf Coast region of Texas and Louisiana and federal lands in the Gulf of Mexico.   Examples of these types of contracts include: Asset Purchase Agreements, Stock Purchase Agreements, and Membership Interest Purchase Agreements; Participation Agreements, Farmout Agreements, Exploration Agreements, Seismic Option Agreements, and Seismic License Agreements; Master Service Agreements and Drilling Contracts; Deepwater Production Handling Agreements and Shelf Production Handling Agreements; Joint Bidding Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Onshore Operating Agreements, Shelf Offshore Operating Agreements, and Deepwater Offshore Operating Agreements.  His practice also includes assisting clients with regulatory matters involving the federal agencies of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.  Examples of such matters include unitization, bonding, financial assurance, lease sale bidding, company qualifications, and transfers of interests.

Andy has spoken at numerous seminars and has authored multiple publications, including:

  • Oil and Gas – Loyola Law Review- 2001 Fifth Circuit Symposium.
  • Update on Musser-Davis Land Company v. Union Pacific Resources Company and Other Related Seismic Jurisprudence – International Oil and Gas Education Center of the Southwestern Legal Foundation – 41st Annual Institute for Professional Landmen.
  • OCS Update: AAPL Gulf Coast Land Institute.
  • OCS Update: PLANO Executive Night Seminar.
  • Anatomy of an OCS Opinion: PLANO Executive Night Seminar.
  • Select OCS Title Issues: PLANO Executive Night Seminar.
  • An Introduction to OCS Production Handling Agreements: Association of Lease and Title Analysts’ Seminar.
  • Due Diligence and the Purchase and Sale Agreement: AAPL Gulf Coast Land Institute.
  • Confidentiality Agreements: OCS Advisory Board Summer Seminar.
  • Deepwater Production Handling Agreements: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Federal Offshore Regulatory Enforcement Institute.
  • Deepwater Production Handling Agreements: OCS Advisory Board Summer Seminar
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Adjudication Section Procedures: Qualification, Assignments and Transfers, and Designation of Operator: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
  • Production Handling Agreements, Comparing the Shelf to Deepwater: Offshore Energy Law Conference, Institute for Energy Law

Andy is a member of the following groups:

  • Petroleum Landmen’s Association of New Orleans
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
Education

J.D., 1999, magna cum laude, Loyola University School of Law – Member, Loyola Law Review (1997-1999)
M.B.A., 1991, California State University
B.S., 1985, Minerals Land Management, University of Colorado

Andrew M. Adams

Member

Andrew Adams - Member at Gieger, Laborde & Laperouse L.L.C.

Contact

Houston
(832) 255-6003 direct
(832) 255-6001 fax
DOWNLOAD VCARD

Andy Adams has 20 years of experience as an oil and gas attorney concentrating on upstream transactional matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, Andy worked for Shell Oil Company, and its affiliates, for 14 years as a Landman, with areas of focus including Michigan, California, and the Gulf of Mexico. He is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and Louisiana, and is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law.

Areas of Practice

Energy
Oil and Gas

Curriculum Vitae

Representative Cases

The practice of Andy Adams includes the negotiation and interpretation of contracts pertaining to the upstream oil and gas industry, with an emphasis on the Gulf Coast region of Texas and Louisiana and federal lands in the Gulf of Mexico.   Examples of these types of contracts include: Asset Purchase Agreements, Stock Purchase Agreements, and Membership Interest Purchase Agreements; Participation Agreements, Farmout Agreements, Exploration Agreements, Seismic Option Agreements, and Seismic License Agreements; Master Service Agreements and Drilling Contracts; Deepwater Production Handling Agreements and Shelf Production Handling Agreements; Joint Bidding Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Onshore Operating Agreements, Shelf Offshore Operating Agreements, and Deepwater Offshore Operating Agreements.  His practice also includes assisting clients with regulatory matters involving the federal agencies of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.  Examples of such matters include unitization, bonding, financial assurance, lease sale bidding, company qualifications, and transfers of interests.

Andy has spoken at numerous seminars and has authored multiple publications, including:

  • Oil and Gas – Loyola Law Review- 2001 Fifth Circuit Symposium.
  • Update on Musser-Davis Land Company v. Union Pacific Resources Company and Other Related Seismic Jurisprudence – International Oil and Gas Education Center of the Southwestern Legal Foundation – 41st Annual Institute for Professional Landmen.
  • OCS Update: AAPL Gulf Coast Land Institute.
  • OCS Update: PLANO Executive Night Seminar.
  • Anatomy of an OCS Opinion: PLANO Executive Night Seminar.
  • Select OCS Title Issues: PLANO Executive Night Seminar.
  • An Introduction to OCS Production Handling Agreements: Association of Lease and Title Analysts’ Seminar.
  • Due Diligence and the Purchase and Sale Agreement: AAPL Gulf Coast Land Institute.
  • Confidentiality Agreements: OCS Advisory Board Summer Seminar.
  • Deepwater Production Handling Agreements: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Federal Offshore Regulatory Enforcement Institute.
  • Deepwater Production Handling Agreements: OCS Advisory Board Summer Seminar
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Adjudication Section Procedures: Qualification, Assignments and Transfers, and Designation of Operator: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
  • Production Handling Agreements, Comparing the Shelf to Deepwater: Offshore Energy Law Conference, Institute for Energy Law

Andy is a member of the following groups:

  • Petroleum Landmen’s Association of New Orleans
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
Education

J.D., 1999, magna cum laude, Loyola University School of Law – Member, Loyola Law Review (1997-1999)
M.B.A., 1991, California State University
B.S., 1985, Minerals Land Management, University of Colorado