Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP represented BP America Production Company (NYSE:BP) in its $1.2 billion sale of Hugoton Basin properties to an affiliate of LINN Energy LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) in a transaction that was signed Feb. 28, 2012. Included in the sale are the Jayhawk gas processing plant located in Hugoton, Kansas and BP's interest in approximately 2,400 wells in the Hugoton natural gas field. Completion of the sale remains subject to customary regulatory approvals and conditions. The acquisition is expected to close in March 2012.
The Gardere team was led by Partner Timothy M. Spear, with assistance from Partner Douglas K. Eyberg, and Associates Eunice Song, Jennifer L. Smith and Austin Ke.
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