Tony Marino is experienced in a wide range of onshore and offshore energy related transactions and regulatory matters. Tony’s transactional practice is concentrated generally on matters involving the acquisition and divestiture of mineral properties, energy related financings, the negotiation and performance of agreements related to the exploration, development and production of oil and gas, and mineral title examination. His regulatory practice is focused on matters relating to mineral leases, including those located onshore Louisiana, in Louisiana state waters and in federal waters of all regions of the Outer Continental Shelf. He has represented numerous energy producing companies before the (i) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; and (ii) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (collectively the federal agencies were formerly known as the Minerals Management Service) in the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Alaska OCS Regions, Department of the Interior, Interior Board of Land Appeals, and other regulatory agencies concerning a variety of matters such as plugging and abandonment liability, bonding, oil spill financial responsibility, royalty valuation, royalty relief, and incidents of non-compliance. Tony is also an Adjunct Professor teaching the Mineral Law Course at the New Orleans Loyola University School of Law.
A selection of Tony’s recent representative matters include:
- Numerous representations of small and large independent oil and gas companies in acquisitions of oil and gas leases located in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Regions
- Successful negotiations between small and large independent companies and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico and Pacific OCS Regions, to ensure abandonment and decommissioning liabilities for leases and rights-of-way were addressed and that proper funding to secure such liabilities were established and maintained.
- Representation of two international oil and gas companies in connection with its acquisition of over 200 Outer Continental Shelf and deepwater leases located in the Gulf of Mexico in two separate deals with a value of $2 billion and $5 billion, respectively.