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Oil & Gas Banking

The energy business is a specialized and evolving industry. As a result, it is important to find a bank that is committed to understand your firm and its financing needs with a focus on an optimal banking partnership.

Sovereign Bank is committed to the energy industry and its energy independents banking partnerships. Its Energy Lending Department is focused on providing long-term assistance and support to the public and privately held independent segment of the oil and gas market. Whether handling the line directly or arranging participation in larger, multi-bank syndications, Sovereign has the expertise to quickly review and identify the energy independent’s financing opportunity.

Areas of Energy Lending focus are:

  • Exploration and production companies
  • Exploration and production acquisitions
  • Capital for drilling and development programs
  • Emphasis on firms with headquarters or operations in Texas
  • Onshore production

Sovereign Energy Lending Products consist of:

  • $1 to $30 million dollar range reserve-based senior lending facilities
  • Term credit facilities
  • Revolving lines of credit
  • Hedging products with Industry Partners (* offered for lending clients only)
  • Letters of credit
  • Private Banking

A company may need to move quickly when opportunities arise and Sovereign Bank is prepared to move quickly with you. Additional advantages of working with an independent bank’s energy group include: lower costs, optimal-fit loan products, and faster turnaround.

For more information or to discuss a specific financing opportunity, please call:

John Lane
anager of Energy
Executive Vice President
Direct 713.821.5992

Dusty Buck
Assistant Vice President
Direct 972.713.1110
Cell 214.492.3890

Rusty Stehr
Senior Vice President
Direct 817.472.1920
Cell 214.676.9683


Energy Lending Offices at:


Sovereign Bank
17950 Preston Road
Suite 500
Dallas, Texas 75252
Sovereign Bank
777 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 700
Houston, Texas 77056