Joe Roger

Partner

Houston

Joe Roger focuses his practice on energy and infrastructure transactions, advising a broad range of clients on mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, and project development.  He has significant experience across the energy sector, including oil and gas, renewable energy, and energy infrastructure. He regularly represents multinational energy companies, private equity funds, project developers, and services companies, among others.

As global demand for energy continues to rise and governments, investors and consumers continue to support the decarbonization of the energy industry, Joe has developed a particular focus on advising large multinational energy companies on energy transition issues, including in connection with investment in renewable energy projects and innovations in conventional energy.

Joe is recognized by Chambers Global (2022), Chambers USA (2021), The Legal 500 (2018-2021) and Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2014-2021) for his work on energy transactions. 

  • Oil and Gas

    • An energy company in a $900 million divestiture of its interest in Bakken oil and gas assets in North Dakota and Montana.
    • A distributor and marketer of propane and distillates in the $240 million acquisition of one of the largest independent propane distribution platforms in California.
    • An energy company in a $325 million divestiture of its interest in Eagle Ford shale oil and gas assets in Texas.
    • A distributor and marketer of propane and distillates in the acquisition of a retail propane distribution company based in North Carolina.
    • An energy company in its $965 million acquisition of an interest in the Caesar Tonga oil field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
    • An energy company in the divestiture of its interest in the Chinook oil field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
    • An energy company in its $339 million acquisition of a 40% interest in the North Platte discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from Cobalt International Energy.
    • An energy company in a $407 million disposition of Marcellus upstream and midstream oil and gas assets.
    • An energy company in the nearly $900 million divestiture of its Malaysian oil and gas exploration and production business, comprising interests in nine offshore blocks.
    • An energy company in a $394 million divestiture of Marcellus upstream and midstream oil and gas assets.
    • An energy company in a $446 million acquisition of Haynesville and Bossier upstream and midstream oil and gas assets.
    • An energy company in a $400 million divestiture of Texas Panhandle upstream oil and gas assets.
    • A private equity investor in the acquisition of an interest in Delaware Basin upstream oil and gas assets.
    • An energy company in a $335 million acquisition of Haynesville and Bossier upstream and midstream oil and gas assets.
    • An energy company in a $325 million divestiture of Permian Basin upstream oil and gas assets.

    Renewable Energy and Energy Transition

    • An energy company in the formation of a joint venture for the development of offshore wind projects in California.
    • An energy company in its investment in the private investment in public equity (PIPE) offering by Broadscale Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in connection with its $1.3 billion business combination with Voltus, Inc.
    • An energy company in the formation of a joint venture for the development of offshore wind projects in New York.
    • An energy company in the formation of a joint venture for the development of floating offshore wind projects in the United States.
    • An energy company in its acquisition of an interest in 12 utility-scale solar and energy storage projects located in Texas, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming and Virginia.

    Infrastructure

    • An energy company in its acquisition of the Gill Ranch underground natural gas storage facility in California.
    • A water management, waste management and energy services company in the $1.25 billion divestiture of its U.S. district energy business.
    • An energy-focused private equity fund in the disposition of its interest in the interstate Arkoma Connector Pipeline in Oklahoma.
    • An energy-focused private equity fund in financing arrangements for an underground natural gas storage facility in Canada.
    • An energy company in a $400 million divestiture of its interest in Cardinal Gas Services, a Utica gas gathering and processing joint venture.
    • An energy-focused private equity fund in the formation of a joint venture to develop, construct and operate oil and gas gathering and processing facilities in the Delaware Basin.
    • An energy company in an acquisition of an underground natural gas storage facility in Mississippi and associated pipelines.
    • A large utility as the sponsor in the formation of a joint venture to develop, construct and operate an LNG liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
    • A water management, waste management and energy services company in the $250 million acquisition of the Gum Springs hazardous waste facility in Arkansas.
    • An energy company in a joint venture for the development of Haynesville, Bossier and Cotton Valley gas gathering and treating systems.
    • An energy company in a $1.2 billion divestiture of its interest in the Seaway Crude Pipeline System.