Press Release

Kirkland Represents Diversified Energy in Acquisition of Western Anadarko Assets from ConocoPhillips

Kirkland & Ellis advised Diversified Energy Company plc (LSE: DEC) in its entry into an agreement to acquire certain upstream assets and related facilities in Oklahoma and Texas, within the company's Central Region, from ConocoPhillips Company for $240 million (before customary adjustments). The transaction, signed on July 27, 2022 and announced on July 28, 2022, is expected to close during the third quarter of 2022.

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Diversified's general counsel Ben Sullivan led this deal.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners John Kaercher and Chris Heasley and associates Alia Heintz, Branden Lankford and Alexiz Magro-Malo; tax partner David Wheat and associate David Gilbert; environmental transactions partner Ty’Meka Reeves-Sobers and associate Alex Noll; executive compensation partner Rob Fowler and associate Rebecca Arnall; labor and employment partner Mari Stonebraker; and employee benefits of counsel Jack Bernstein.