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Representative arbitration proceedings handled by Hicks Thomas lawyers include:

BP Exploration Libya Limited v. ExxonMobil Libya Limited and Noble North Africa Limited; Arbitration in Houston, Texas under the rules of the Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1990 (pending) (dispute arising from a series of contracts relating to a mobile offshore drilling unit).

BP Exploration & Production, Inc. v. Frontier Drilling USA, Inc.; Arbitration before the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association (pending) (dispute regarding payment for a vessel hired to assist in the Macondo oil spill).

Burlington Resources Peru, Ltd. v. Occidental Exploration Del Peru, Ltd.; Arbitration before the International Arbitration Association proceeding for Burlington (dispute involving the governing operating agreements for production on Block 64 in Peru and Burlington’s right to withdraw from operations).

Challenger Oil Services, Ltd. f/k/a Challenger Oil Services, PLC v. Karakuduk-Munai, Inc., Chaparral Resources, Inc. and Central Asian Petroleum-Guernsey Ltd.; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (International) (dispute regarding drilling operations in Kazakhstan, the contract with the drilling contractor, and concessions earned by the contractor for performance of drilling operations).

Chevron USA, Inc. v. Maersk Oil Gulf of Mexico III, LLC; AAA/ICDR Arbitration in Houston, Texas (dispute involving operator’s right to charge non-operators for expenses when no joint operations were being conducted).

Construction Supervisors Inc. v. Bobinchuck; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (construction dispute between the client prime contractor and a national developer of apartment complex).

DTE Energy Company v. American Central Gas Companies, Inc.; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (disputes involving operations of jointly owned gathering and processing facilities in East Texas and Western Oklahoma).

Dyna Torque Technologies, Inc. v. Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.; AAA/ICDR Arbitration in Houston, Texas (pending) (dispute involving contract for offshore welding procedure development and equipment); see In re Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., 303 S.W.3d 386 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2010, orig. proceeding).

Gary G. Bentz v. Jeffrey Hildebrand, et al.; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (dispute concerning payout of certain oil and gas properties and interests earned as a result).

Knapp Chevrolet, Inc. v. General Motors, LLC; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (dispute arising from an attempt by General Motors to force the closure of a local dealership).

Lyon Financial Services Inc. d/b/a U.S. Bancorp Healthcare Finance Services v. Robert David Verbois and Brian Ricardo, No. 70-180-00538-05; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (dispute arising out of the sale of a dental practice).

Murphy E&P International v. Sinopec and CNPC; Private (non-administered) Arbitration in Houston, Texas (dispute involving contract and oil production rights in Ecuador).

Noble Drilling Services, Inc., et al. v. Noble Denton Marine, Inc., et al.; Arbitration in London under the rules of the English Arbitration Act (maritime dispute arising from alleged property damage to Plaintiffs' drilling rig off the coast of Qatar, in the Persian Gulf); See Noble Drilling Services, Inc. v. Noble Denton Marine, Inc., No. 4:09-CV-3074, 2010 WL 1790202 (S.D. Tex. May 4, 2010).

Occidental Permian Ltd., f/k/a Altura Energy Ltd. v. BP America Production Company, No.50 T 198 00146 03; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (International) (seeking declaratory judgment resolving oil marketing rights following $3 billion acquisition).

Opus Oil & Gas, L.P. v. Davis Petroleum Corporation; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (dispute relating to oil and gas operations and compliance with the governing joint operating agreement).

PaineWebber Inc. v. The Chase Manhattan Private Bank (Switzerland); Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (International) (dispute involving an international securities fraud claim and allegations of theft of more than $100 million from foreign investment accounts).

Roger Baker v. Oppel, Goldberg & Saenz, P.L.L.C., No. 70-194-Y-00207-08; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (legal malpractice dispute).

Sanchez v. Painwebber, Inc. et. al; Arbitration before the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (securities fraud claims).

Shell Oil Co. v. Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., No. 70-181-00677-02; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (dispute involving the joint venture relationship to develop the Shell co-branded Mastercard).

Tenge Development L.L.C. v. Overseas Petroleum & Investment Corp. and N.I.R. Tenge, L.P.; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (International) (dispute involving an oil and gas concession in Kazakhstan and the distribution of funds).

Torch Energy Advisors v. Hugh McRae Land Trust; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (dispute concerning the enforceability of a purchase and sale agreement governing coal seam gas royalties).

Trans-Global Petroleum, Inc. v. INA Naftaplin, No. 50 T 159 0004300; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (International) (resolving claims of tortious interference and rights to foreign oil concessions).

Wrico International, Inc. v. Amtec Process Systems, Inc. and LaRoche Industries, Inc.; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (dispute arising out of construction of a fertilizer manufacturing faculty in Alabama).