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Brad Honeycutt
 

Brad Honeycutt

Counsel
 
600 Travis Street, Suite 5400
Houston, TX 77002 
 
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Phone: +1-713-821-5689
Fax: +1-713-821-5602

Based in the Firm’s Houston office, Brad Honeycutt focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions in the oil and gas exploration and production sectors, as well as in the midstream and downstream sectors. Brad represents clients in connection with the purchase and sale of a broad range of assets, including upstream and midstream oil and gas assets and companies. Brad’s transactional experience also includes advising clients in connection with the formation of joint ventures and complex energy projects, farmout and participation agreements to develop oil and gas properties, oil and gas transportation and gathering agreements, natural gas processing and fractionation agreements and other commercial transactions concerning the development of oil and gas properties. Formerly the General Counsel for a large privately held oil and gas company, Brad understands the day-to-day operational, midstream, marketing and other business and legal issues that customarily arise in the oil and gas space.

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Work Highlights
  • Arsenal Resources, an independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of natural gas in the Appalachian Basin, in its successful negotiation of new midstream agreements with all of its providers of gas gathering and transportation services as part of its Chapter 11 pre-packaged restructuring in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware completed in January 2020; Arsenal eliminated all minimum volume commitments under the new gathering agreements to better position the business for post-emergence success
  • Arsenal Resources in its unwind of an existing DrillCo arrangement with a private equity fund as part of its Chapter 11 pre-packaged restructuring in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware completed in January 2020
  • Private equity fund in its formation of a drilling participation arrangement with a private oil and gas operator to fund approximately $200 million for the development of oil and gas properties located in the Permian Basin
  • Private equity fund in its proposed DrillCo arrangement with a public E&P company to fund approximately $300 million to develop oil and gas assets in the SCOOP/STACKplay in Oklahoma
  • A lender in its indirect acquisition of producing oil and gas assets in connection with an out-of-court workout for a distressed reserve based loan
Experience prior to Simpson Thacher includes:
  • Castleton Commodities International LLC in its acquisition of upstream and midstream assets from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for over $1 billion
  • A U.S. public company in a $1.38 billion acquisition from multiple sellers of oil and gas assets in the Williston Basin
  • Reliance Industries Limited in its $1.7 billion Marcellus Shale E&P joint venture with Atlas Energy 
Education
  • Emory University School of Law, 2009 J.D.
    High Honors; Order of the Coif; William D. Ferguson Scholar
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006 B.S.
Admissions
  • Texas 2009

Brad Honeycutt is Counsel in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Corporate Department. Brad focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions in the oil and gas exploration and production sectors, as well as in the midstream and downstream sectors.

Brad represents clients in connection with the purchase and sale of a broad range of assets, including upstream and midstream oil and gas assets and companies. Brad’s transactional experience also includes advising clients in connection with the formation of joint ventures and complex energy projects, farmout and participation agreements to develop oil and gas properties, oil and gas transportation and gathering agreements, natural gas processing and fractionation agreements and other commercial transactions concerning the development of oil and gas properties.

Formerly the General Counsel for a large privately held oil and gas company, Brad understands the day-to-day operational, midstream, marketing and other business and legal issues that customarily arise in the oil and gas space.

Brad’s recent experience has included advising:

  • Arsenal Resources, an independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of natural gas in the Appalachian Basin, in its successful negotiation of new midstream agreements with all of its providers of gas gathering and transportation services as part of its Chapter 11 pre-packaged restructuring in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware completed in January 2020; Arsenal eliminated all minimum volume commitments under the new gathering agreements to better position the business for post-emergence success
  • Arsenal Resources in its unwind of an existing DrillCo arrangement with a private equity fund as part of its Chapter 11 pre-packaged restructuring in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware completed in January 2020
  • Private equity fund in its formation of a drilling participation arrangement with a private oil and gas operator to fund approximately $200 million for the development of oil and gas properties located in the Permian Basin
  • Private equity fund in its proposed DrillCo arrangement with a public E&P company to fund approximately $300 million to develop oil and gas assets in the SCOOP/STACKplay in Oklahoma
  • A lender in its indirect acquisition of producing oil and gas assets in connection with an out-of-court workout for a distressed reserve based loan

Experience prior to Simpson Thacher includes:

  • Castleton Commodities International LLC in the equity investment by Tokyo Gas America Ltd. in Castleton Resources LLC, a subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International
  • Castleton Commodities International LLC in its acquisition of upstream and midstream assets from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for over $1 billion
    Atlas Pipeline Partners in its acquisition of Cardinal Midstream for $603.4 million
    Atlas Resource Partners in its acquisition of DTE Gas Resources for $255 million
    A U.S. public company in a $1.38 billion acquisition from multiple sellers of oil and gas assets in the Williston Basin
    A Canadian trust in the formation and associated acquisition of oil and gas interests in Texas
    Reliance Industries Limited in its $1.7 billion Marcellus Shale E&P joint venture with Atlas Energy 

Brad received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law and his B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is admitted to practice in Texas.

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