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Jasper Mason

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Jasper Mason is a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Houston office. He represents exploration and production companies and private equity clients on acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures involving upstream and midstream oil and gas assets.

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Represented privately held exploration and production company in $58 million acquisition of oil/gas producing leases in the Permian Basin of Texas (state and private ownership of minerals).

Successfully represented an Alaska-focused oil exploration and appraisal company in acquisition of 67 state-lands leases covering ~475,000 acres in Alaska bid round, and subsequent farm-out process.

Acquisition of oil/gas producing leases in northeast Wyoming by a privately held exploration and production company.

Professional Biography


Jasper has experience representing exploration and production companies and private equity clients on acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures involving upstream and midstream oil and gas assets. Additionally, Jasper has represented clients in matters as diverse as tendering bids for contracts to supply oilfield service equipment in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), acquiring Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leases in the deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico, and attracting investors and industry partners to co-develop acreage on state-owned lands in Alaska. He has assisted clients ranging from individual investors to national oil companies.

Jasper is board certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a past chair of the Houston Bar Association Oil, Gas, & Mineral Law Section, and teaches Oil & Gas Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. He has served as secretary of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and as a member of the AIPN board of directors. Jasper is also a member of the Texas Bar College and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

  • Represented privately held exploration and production company in $58 million acquisition of oil/gas producing leases in the Permian Basin of Texas (state and private ownership of minerals).

  • Successfully represented an Alaska-focused oil exploration and appraisal company in acquisition of 67 state-lands leases covering ~475,000 acres in Alaska bid round, and subsequent farm-out process.

  • Acquisition of oil/gas producing leases in northeast Wyoming by a privately held exploration and production company.

  • Represented privately held exploration and production company in acquisition of oil/gas producing leases and prospective acreage in Madison County, Texas, and in subsequent farm-out agreement.

  • Successful acquisition of oil/gas producing leases and productive acreage in Leon County, Texas for a privately held exploration and production company.

  • Represented an independent oil and gas exploration company in an acreage exchange and multi-well farm-out transaction involving Permian Basin assets.

  • Acquisition of Permian Basin assets for a Fort Worth, Texas-based privately held oil and gas company.

  • Represented a hydrocarbon exploration company and certain of its affiliates in $3 billion upstream joint venture with a subsidiary of Columbian integrated oil company, covering 97,000 net acres in the Midland Basin.

  • Represented a provider of crude oil and natural gas exploration and production services in its $2 billion acquisition of Utica Shale oil and gas assets, which includes 900,000 acres of producing and non-producing leasehold, from affiliates of an energy company engaged in hydrocarbon exploration.

  • Represented a top tier, low-cost oil and natural gas company, on behalf of certain institutional partnerships, in its approximately $2.7 billion business combination with a global investment firm.

  • Represented an international exploration and production company in its exchange of several deep-water blocks in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (December 2019)
  • Life Fellow – Texas Bar Foundation
  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Oil and Gas Law (2022)
  • Recognized as a Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine (2019, 2021)
  • "Trespass By Fracking: Pennsylvania Court Weighs In," Law360 (April 2018)
  • "Perfection and Recording: JOAs, the UCC, and "I Did What via Email?," The University of Texas School of Law CLE (April 2018)
  • "Updated Survey of Texas Law on Horizontal Drilling and Subsurface Trespass," Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas Section Report (Vol. 42, No. 3 - Spring 2018)
  • "Offshore Objections: 3 Reasons for scrapping BOEM Rules," North American Oil & Gas Pipelines (April 2017)
  • "The Political and Economic Effects of U.S. Shale Oil and Natural Gas," Republic of South Korea Diplomatic Journal for Global Energy Cooperation (June 2015)
  • "Produced Water: Interaction with Oil & Gas Issues," Texas Bar CLE "Changing Face of Water Law" conference (February 2020)
  • "Due Diligence in Oil and Gas Asset Acquisitions," Institute for Energy Law Doing Deals: Energy Transactions for Young Energy Professionals Conference (April 2019)
  • "Regulatory and Legal Issues Relating to Federal Lands (Onshore and Offshore)," Institute for Energy Law 70th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference (February 2019)
  • "What Oil & Gas Lawyers Need to Know About Securities Laws," State Bar of Texas 36th Annual Advanced Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law (September 2018)
  • "Regulatory and Legal Issues Relating to Federal Lands (Onshore and Offshore)," Houston Bar Association (2018)
  • "Perfection and Recording: Practical Title Issues," Fundamentals of Oil, Gas & Mineral Law presented by University of Texas School of Law/Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (April 2018)

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Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2011
  • Texas A&M University, M.A., 2006
  • University of Houston, B.A., 2004, cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas, 2012
  • Colorado, 2017
  • Louisiana, 2017

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