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Tessa Cabello

Sr. Associate

Tessa Cabello

Houston

T:+1 713 651 5629

Tessa Cabello joined the Houston office in 2011 and is part of our US energy transactions practice. 

Her experience relates to counseling international and domestic clients on oil, gas and energy transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas properties, midstream assets and energy companies.  She also has experience in matters relating to long-term energy development projects.

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  • Education

    2010 - J.D., University of Chicago Law School
    2007 - B.A., with distinction, Psychology, minor in Spanish, Stanford University

    While in law school, Tessa worked with the Immigrant Society Advocacy Project and won the Bell, Boyd and Lloyd Prize for excellence in brief writing in the Bigelow Moot Court Competition. While at Stanford, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Cap and Gown women's honor society.

    Tessa was admitted to practice law in the State of Texas in 2010.

  • Representative experience
    • Representation of a private oil and gas company in connection with the sale of certain of its affiliate's West Texas assets, totaling approximately 12,000 net acres in the Permian Basin, to a wholly-owned subsidiary of a public energy company for a combination of cash, stock and joint-venture interests in the acreage
    • Representation of a private equity firm and a U.S. independent exploration and production company in connection with the sale of a joint venture company owning producing and undeveloped leasehold interests and midstream assets in the Marcellus shale formation valued at $500 million
    • Representation of a U.S. independent exploration and production company in connection with the acquisition of producing and undeveloped leasehold interests in the Eagle Ford shale formation valued at $210 million
    • Representation of a U.S. independent exploration and production company in connection with the acquisition of producing and undeveloped leasehold interests in the Eagle Ford shale formation valued at approximately $31 million
    • Representation of a U.S. independent exploration and production company in connection with the sale of producing and undeveloped leasehold interests in the Eagle Ford shale formation valued at $25 million
    • Representation of a U.S. independent exploration and production company in connection with the sale of producing and undeveloped leasehold interests in the Williston Basin valued at $45 million
    • Representation of a U.S. independent exploration and production company in connection with the sale of a wholly-owned subsidiary owning producing and undeveloped leasehold interests in the Eagle Ford shale formation valued at $401 million
    • Representation of a large U.S. independent exploration and production company in connection with concurrent divestitures of oil and gas properties located in Kansas, New Mexico and Texas valued in the aggregate at approximately $460 million
    • Representation of a large U.S. independent (non-integrated) oil and gas company with its divestiture of a North Dakota condensate recovery processing plant and gas pipeline valued at $185 million
    • Representation of a Japanese conglomerate corporation in connection with the negotiation and documentation of an LNG liquefaction tolling agreement with a U.S. Gulf Coast LNG export facility
    • Representation of a Japanese trading house in connection with its participation in a joint venture among a consortium of investors for the financing and development of a U.S. Gulf Coast LNG export facility
    • Representation of a large U.S. independent (non-integrated) oil and gas company with an initial sell down and later divestiture of its interest in a planned LNG export terminal and related upstream acreage and pipeline interests in British Columbia, Canada
    • Representation of a large U.S. independent exploration and production company in connection with a long-term project to analyze its rights and obligations with respect to its international proprietary and licensed seismic and geophysical data
    • Representation of a large U.S. independent exploration and production company in connection with ongoing activities relating to its exploration and development of offshore deepwater West African oil fields, including the supply, purchase, charter and operation and maintenance of floating production, storage and offloading vessels, construction, tie-in and commissioning of offshore gas pipelines, and coordination with its joint venture partners
    • Representation of a Japanese trading house in connection with a minority equity investment in a company with proprietary vessel-based water treatment and desalination technology for enhanced oil recovery projects
    • Representation of an Australian pension fund in connection with its exercise of preemptive rights to acquire additional equity in an energy services holding company
  • Admissions
    • Texas State Bar License
  • Publications
    • "Reigniting Mexico's Energy Industry," Law360, February 7, 2014
  • Memberships and activities
    • State Bar of Texas - Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section
  • Languages
    • Spanish - Limited Proficiency