Founded in May 1996 by John L. Graves, Graves & Co. provides transaction advisory, service and support to the upstream oil and gas industry. The firm has a predominant buy-side focus, and assists clients in the acquisition of producing properties, in negotiating and documenting exploration joint ventures and drilling deals, and in conducting due diligence for lenders. Over the last two years, Graves & Co. has expanded its services to include oilfield service sector research and analysis, and acquisition services.
Since its inception, the firm has conducted due diligence and asset evaluations on producing properties valued at over US$ 4 billion, and assisted in closing producing property acquisitions valued at US$ 275 million and sales valued at US$ 22 million.
E&P. The firm has assisted clients to market prospects, negotiated and documented significant 3-D seismic-based exploration joint ventures and drilling deals, and negotiated and documented farmouts, farmins, joint operating agreements and joint bidding agreements.
A&D. Graves & Co. has conducted property sourcing, evaluation and due diligence, PSA negotiation and documentation, divestiture marketing, data room management, and closing and post-closing services for its clients.
Energy Finance. The firm has provided lenders with mortgaged property due diligence, reviews of borrowers’ practices and procedures, and conducted LOE audits for mezzanine lenders.
Oilfield Service. Graves & Co. has conducted sector research and analysis, market trend analysis, provided M&A candidate identification, negotiation support, agreement drafting, and corporate due diligence.