Rahul’s practice focuses on acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic joint ventures involving a broad range of energy assets, with an emphasis on the upstream and midstream sectors. Rahul’s practice includes advising clients with the formation of drilling partnerships, joint development arrangements, farmout and participation agreements, and other joint venture arrangements, the acquisition and divestiture of upstream and midstream oil and gas assets and companies, and oil and gas special situations and alternative financing transactions.

Rahul has been recognized in Chambers Global for Energy: Oil & Gas — Transactional (USA) for 2022, and in Chambers USA for Energy: Oil & Gas — Transactional (Nationwide) for 2019–2022, with clients noting that "his strengths are his attention to detail and breadth of knowledge. He provides practical advice and appreciates what businesses are trying to accomplish."


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, “Acquiring Upstream Assets Via Joint Ventures: An In-Depth Study of Deal Structures, Key Negotiating Points, Drafting Tips and Relevant Law,” The Energy Law Advisor, Volume 9, No. 3, August, 2015


Moderator, "The Golden Age of Private E&P," Pickering Energy Partners TE&MFest, September 2022

Moderator, “Asset Backed Securitization For Oil & Gas Working Interest & Royalties,” Minerals & Royalties Authority, Webinar, 2022 

Presenter, “ORRIs, VPPs and other Structured Alternatives to Traditional Financing,” Annual Energy Law Conference, Institute for Energy Law, 2022

Presenter, "Energy Transition and the Changing Private Equity Landscape," Webinar, 2020


Recognized in Chambers Global for Energy: Oil & Gas — Transactional (USA), 2022 

Recognized as On the Rise, by Texas Lawyer, Texas Legal Excellence Awards, 2021 

Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas, 2020–2022

Recognized in Chambers USA for Energy: Oil & Gas — Transactional (Nationwide), 2019–2022

Memberships & Affiliations

Houston Bar Association — Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010Texas


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2010
  • University of Texas at AustinB.A., Plan II Honors; B.B.A., Business Honorsmagna cum laude2007