Buford Boyd Pollett, J.D.
Genave King Rogers Asst. Professor of Energy Law and Commerce
The University of Tulsa
Collins College of Business
Mr. Pollet’s extensive combination of experience in energy laws, pipeline projects, and businesses, brings a rare perspective on many aspects of U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines. He is a licensed Attorney in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia. He is also a licensed Geoscientist in Texas and a proctor in maritime law. He has an MS/BS in Geology from the University of Georgia, a Master in International Business Management from Pepperdine University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans. Pollett has over 15 years of domestic and international legal experience serving his clients at the senior counsel, manager and director level. As an attorney, Pollett has worked on pipeline projects during the entire project life cycle including onshore and offshore pipeline projects as well as projects both domestically and internationally. His energy experience includes work with Eni (the Italian National Oil Company), Wilson Offshore & Marine, McDermott, Technip, Entergy, Amoco, Texaco, Nabors, and a Shell-Exxon joint venture in Germany (BEB Erdgas und Erdöl). See more
During his career, he has worked on the following projects: United States – Shell Stones, Eni Nikaitchuq, BP Atlantis, Williams Devils Tower, BP Holstein, BP King West, BP Mad Dog, Chevron/Total Matterhorn, Shell Na Kika, Kerr McGee Navajo, Kerr McGee Red Hawk, Mariner Swordfish, ENI K2, Dominion Triton/Goldfinger, Kerr McGee Ticonderoga, West Africa – Total Pazflor, Total Usan, Murphy Azurite, Shell Bonny Island Train 7, Esso Kizomba C, Agip ABO Extension Project, MEGI Ekanga and Zafiro, Vaalco Avouma, Sonangol Gimboa , and
Middle East/Asia – Eni Zubair, Eni Kashagan, Exxon Mobil AKG-2, Reliance Offshore Facilities_KGD6.
Provides leadership on projects with partners,
Provides legal support on acquisitions and divestitures,
Develops strategies to manage risks on major global energy projects,
Counsels on corporate governance, regulatory, securities and tax compliance policies,
Works with federal & state governmental agencies, tribes, industry & joint venture partners,
Drafts and negotiates domestic and international transactions within budgets and deadlines, and
Provides legal training to key stakeholders on regulatory, contractual and commercial matters.