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Thomas Shattuck

Thomas Shattuck


Thomas Shattuck

Thomas Shattuck has more than a decade of experience serving clients across the energy and natural resources sector, from rock pore to burner tip. He focuses on M&A, joint venture, and project development transactions involving oil and gas, power generation, and other energy and infrastructure assets.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Thomas was a research manager for a leading professional services firm, covering oil and gas M&A, upstream exploration, LNG, refining, and the energy transition. Thomas has worked as a research analyst covering the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Alaska upstream. He started his career as a field engineer for a large oilfield services company in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Karoon Energy on its ~US$760 million US Gulf of Mexico debut.
  • Viper Energy Partners LP, a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy Inc., in its approximately US$1 billion acquisition of mineral and royalty interests in the Permian Basin from Warwick Capital Partners and GRP Energy Capital.
  • Spire Inc. in its agreement to acquire MoGas Pipeline, an interstate natural gas pipeline, and Omega Pipeline, a connected gas distribution system, from CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc., for US$175 million.
  • A publicly-traded energy company in a drilling services contract, offshore Mexico.
  • Rattler Midstream LP, a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc., in its joint venture OMOG JV LLC with a subsidiary of Plains Oryx Permian Basin LLC (Plains Oryx).

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Career and qualifications

  • Vanderbilt University, B.E., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; English, 2011
  • University of Houston Law Center, JD, magna cum laude, 2022
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Texas 2022
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2023

Professional bodies

  • Board Member and Communications Vice Chair, Gulf Coast Section, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • TMS Committee Member, Offshore Technology Conference, Houston
  • TMS Chair and Program Committee Member, Offshore Technology Conference, Brazil
  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
  • Member, Association of International Energy Negotiators

Awards and citations

  • OTC Emerging Leader, 2022
    (Offshore Technology Conference, Inc.)