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Porter Hedges LLP
United States

Work Department

Energy Transactions


Randy King is Co-Chair of the Energy Section of Porter Hedges. His practice focuses on a wide range of energy-related projects located onshore, offshore, upstream, midstream and internationally, including:

  • acquisitions, divestitures, construction and financing of pipelines, gathering systems and storage facilities for natural gas, crude oil, condensate, natural gas liquids and LNG
  • acquisitions and divestitures of producing and non-producing oil and gas properties
  • oil and gas joint ventures and exploration and development programs
  • exploration and development project agreements including joint operating agreements, COPAS accounting procedures, exploration and development agreements and joint operating agreements
  • natural gas purchase, sales and marketing agreements and NAESB agreements
  • natural gas processing and treating agreements, oil and gas transportation agreements, natural gas storage agreements, natural gas supply agreements
  • operating and maintenance agreements for mid-stream facilities
  • production handling agreements
  • master service agreements and IADC drilling contracts
  • hedging, derivative, swap and ISDA agreements
  • credit support annexes, cash collateral agreements and letters of credit
  • master setoff and netting agreements
  • reserve-based and mezzanine oil and gas producer and mid-stream financings
  • seismic data licenses and acquisition agreements

Mr. King is listed in Chambers USA among the leading lawyers in the area of Oil & Gas Transactions. He has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in Oil & Gas Law, Texas Super Lawyers in Energy & Resources,  the Houston Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Energy” list, and recognized by ALM as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Energy/Environmental.”

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. King spent 13 years practicing as an independent petroleum landman. His experience included negotiating oil and gas leases, title examination, structuring oil and gas property acquisitions and exploration transactions. Mr. King has been a Certified Professional Landman since 1984.


Houston Bar Association, Member of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section

State Bar of Texas, Member

Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen, Member

American Association of Petroleum Landmen, Member

Certified Professional Landman

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Member


J.D., South Texas College of Law, cum laude

B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, cum laude