Haynes and Boone Represents Rise Energy Partners in Bankruptcy Acquisition of Assets of Pacific Energy Resources, Ltd.

01/14/2010

Haynes and Boone, LLP represented Rise Energy Partners, LP in the Dec. 30 acquisition of a 51.75 percent ownership interest in certain oil and gas properties of Pacific Energy Resources Ltd. and the stock of San Pedro Bay Pipeline Company. The remaining interest was acquired by an affiliate of Silver Point Capital, LP.

The properties acquired included three offshore leases located in federal waters off the coast of California, three production platforms and a pipeline connecting the production platforms to the coast.

The acquisition was completed pursuant to an Order of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. In consummating the purchase (i) Rise credit bid $80 million of existing Pacific Energy Resources Ltd. indebtedness and assumed its share of various liabilities and (ii) Silver Point credit bid through the assumption by Silver Point of $177.5 million of existing Pacific Energy Resources Ltd. indebtedness plus the balance of the revolving facility comprising a portion of the DIP Credit Agreement (which amount did not exceed $22 million) owed to Silver Point. Silver Point also assumed its share of various liabilities.

New York partner Ken Bezozo joined Dallas partners Bob Albergotti, Jan Sharry, Sue Murphy, Rick Fijolek and Eric Williams in leading the Haynes and Boone team. Also assisting in the transaction were Dallas associates David Colletti, Mark Elmore, Michael Seeligson and Kim Szarzynski.

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