W. Kent Bickham

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Staff Attorney
1300 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77056
T: 713.986.7000
F: 713.986.7100

A staff attorney at Gray Reed, Kent Bickham has over 25 years of experience as an oil & gas attorney with experience in every phase of the exploration and production process.

Working as a senior attorney for both Marathon Oil Company and ARCO Oil & Gas Company, Kent was responsible for overseeing legal work for worldwide exploration and production activities including production operations in the Permian Basin and East Texas, with experience in other parts of the lower forty-eight, Alaska, Russia and the Ukraine. He has drafted all manner of oil & gas contracts such as leases, farm-in and farm-out agreements, joint operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, gas sales and processing agreements, data licenses, master service contracts and drilling contracts. He also has extensive experience drafting drillsite title opinions, supplemental title opinions and acquisition title opinions. 

Kent earned his B.B.A. from University of North Texas and his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. 

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas


  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1984
  • B.B.A., summa cum laude, University of North Texas, 1979

Bar Admission

  • Texas

Court Admission

  • Supreme Court of Texas