Robin Raasch advises clients on a variety of oil and gas matters including purchase and sale agreements, oil and gas regulatory matters, as well as corporate legal documentation, specific to energy companies goals and needs.
Practice & Background
Ms. Raasch represents oil and gas companies and private equity funds in transactions related to the development, financing, purchase, and sale of oil and gas assets in the United States.
Ms. Raasch’s representations include advising:
- oil and gas companies in acquisitions and dispositions of producing properties and other assets, including drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, exhibits, schedules and other ancillary agreements, including partial reconveyances, partial releases, payoff letters, assignments, bills of sale and conveyance, closing certificates, and FIRPTA certificates, as well as performing due diligence for acquisitions
- an oilfield tools company in drafting a merger agreement and certificate of merger
- oilfield service providers, oilfield construction company and other entities in routine corporate governance matters, including drafting board resolutions and consents, drafting corporate minutes, and preparing and maintaining minute books
- a national oilfield construction company in drafting oil and gas regulatory filings, including Railroad Commission of Texas P-5, P-5O and submission of financial assurance
- a global transportation and shipping company in drafting pooling agreement
- a foreign and domestic oilfield tools and equipment manufacturer and distributor in drafting corporate policies, including anti-corruption, charitable contributions and political donation policies
- draft memos on oil, gas, liquids and pipeline cases, laws, and state and federal rules
- draft limited liability company agreements, bylaws, certificate of formation, articles, certificate of incorporation, application for registration of a foreign limited liability company, consent to use of name and other formation documents for numerous clients
- draft limited liability company agreements, unit purchase agreement, management services agreements and ancillary documents for private equity transactions
- draft exhibits and schedules to numerous credit facilities
- draft and amend TRRC rules pertaining to oil and gas operations and gas utilities, including field rules, well and lignite mining permitting rules and procedures, and amendments to the procedure by which a pipeline operator may identify itself as a common carrier, gas utility, or private line operator when applying for a new T-4 permit to operate a pipeline
- review reasonableness rate and tariffs for gas utilities and pipelines and rate adjustment programs and applications, including Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program rate adjustment and Interim Rate Adjustment Programs
- review Rule 37 Exception Applications, MIPA applications, applications for lignite mining reclamation obligation release, applications for sour gas pipelines (H2S)
- briefing attorney to TRRC Chairman/Commissioner on all protested and unprotested pipeline cases presented before the Railroad Commission of Texas, including reviewing enforcement actions pertaining to violations of TRRC rules for underground pipelines and other operators
- legal review of all administrative penalties issued for alleged violations against pipeline operators and excavators (Chapter 8 Pipeline Safety Regulations, Chapter 18 Underground Pipeline Damage Prevention, Utilities Code 251)
- brief superior on progress pipeline operators made annually on replacement of aging gas distribution pipelines constructed of cast or wrought iron and bare steel
- monitor and brief superior on incident reports pertaining to natural gas pipeline incidents and other state pipeline incidents and orders issued by respective state Commissions
- financial assurance review such as bond and letters of credit review for oil and gas companies, review and approval of restrictive covenants, bonding and insurance review for lignite and coal mining operations in Texas.