Omar Samji


Omar Samji

Omar Samji is a partner in Weil’s Private Equity practice and is based in Houston. Omar advises energy companies and investors in mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt financings, joint ventures, project development, and commercial arrangements in hydrogen, carbon capture & sequestration, energy storage, renewable fuels, and other energy transition areas. He also counsels clients on corporate governance matters. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of energy transition and energy infrastructure. Omar is recognized as a leading lawyer for Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) in the U.S. by Chambers Global and Chambers USA where clients describe him as a “very measured” lawyer who delivers “fantastic results.”


Energy Transition

  • StratosFuel in its financing and development of a hydrogen mobility fueling project
  • Humble Midstream (a portfolio company of EnCap Flatrock Midstream) in its joint venture with Enbridge to develop a low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production and export facility
  • The Energy and Minerals Group (EMG) and Vision Blue Resources in their investment in Serra Verde, a Denham Capital portfolio company, that is developing an integrated rare earth element mining and processing operation
  • NextEra Energy’s decarbonization venture in its acquisition and financing of multiple data centers
  • Integrated Energy Company in its development of a hydrogen and ammonia production and export facility
  • Private equity portfolio company in its development of a series of carbon capture facilities for commonly owned ethanol facilities
  • Ethanol plant owner in its development of on-site carbon capture facilities and entry into a sequestration agreement
  • Microgrid operator in its development of a renewable energy powered microgrid for a municipality
  • Midstream company in its development of facilities to store carbon dioxide captured from amine treaters
  • Publicly traded midstream operator in negotiations to provide carbon capture and sequestration services to natural gas producers
  • ESM Acquisition Company in its $300 million public stock offering to seek to acquire a low carbon energy business
  • SJ Industries in its joint venture with Captona to acquire and operate two fuel cell energy projects

Conventional Energy

  • Sunoco LP in its pending approximately $7.3 billion acquisition of NuStar Energy L.P.
  • Hut 8 Corp. in its acquisition of Rocky Butte Power Holdco, LLC from Priority Power Management, LLC (a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P and Ara Partners)
  • Titan Energy in its sale of substantially all its assets through a series of transactions post-chapter 11 restructuring
  • DT Midstream (formerly DTE Pipeline Company) in multiple matters, including,
    • its acquisition of an additional 26.25% equity interest in Millennium Pipeline Company and related financing
    • its acquisition of private equity backed M5’s Louisiana assets for $2.65 billion
    • its acquisition of private equity backed M3’s Appalachia assets for $1.3 billion
    • its acquisition of a 30% equity stake in Stonewall Gas Gathering for $275 million
  • Rangeland Energy in multiple matters, including,
    • its sale of Rangeland Midstream Canada Ltd. to Kingston Midstream Alberta Limited
    • its four equity commitments from EnCap Flatrock Midstream totaling $900 million
    • its sale of Rangeland Energy I to Inergy
    • its joint venture with Delek Logistics Partners
    • its sale of Rangeland Energy II to Andeavor
    • its sale of Rangeland Energy III’s STEPS facility
  • WhiteHawk Energy in multiple transactions to acquire mineral interests in the Marcellus and Haynesville shale plays, including,
    • its $54 million acquisition of additional Marcellus Shale natural gas mineral and royalty assets located in Washington and Greene counties, Pennsylvania
  • Frontier Midstream IV (a portfolio company of Energy Spectrum Capital) in multiple matters, including,
    • its joint venture with Concho Resources and development of the BCC system
    • its sale of its 50% operating interest in Beta Holding Company to ConocoPhillips
  • Phoenix Park Energy Marketing in its acquisition of Twin Eagle’s energy trading business
  • American Energy Partners in multiple matters, including,
    • its $4 billion joint venture with Energy Transfer Partners
    • its $500 million joint venture with Regency Energy Partners
  • The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG) in its $600 million joint venture with Tailwater Capital
  • OGE Energy in its joint venture with CenterPoint and ArcLight to create an $11 billion master limited partnership
  • Targa Resources Partners in two joint ventures with Sanchez Energy

Omar received his J.D. from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his B.Com. from McGill University.

Omar is active in the Houston community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Performing Arts Houston, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Fay School, a member of the Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board, and President-Elect of the Texas Association of Mediators. He is also a past member of the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law’s Advisory Board and the Law360 Energy Editorial Board.


*Includes matters handled prior to joining Weil.

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