Carl Wimberley

Portrait of Carl Wimberley

Industry Sectors

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Overall Advisory Services Relative to All Aspects of Upstream
  • Midstream Investments & Operations
  • Transactional Support, Due Diligence & Integration Outsourcing
  • Full Subsurface, Land, Accounting & Production
  • Back Office Support & Integration
  • Full Operational Support & Integration
  • Full System Support & Integration
  • Legal & Dispute Resolution
  • Full Regulatory & Compliance Support


Carl is a Partner at Opportune and serves as the Upstream Sector Leader and General Counsel. Carl has more than 25 years of business experience, including eight years as a partner with the national law firm Winstead and eight years as a senior executive in the energy industry. Prior to joining Opportune, Carl was the Senior Vice President of Legend Natural Gas serving in a number of roles including General Counsel, VP of Land and Chief Administrative Officer. In these roles, Carl oversaw Legal, Land, Land Administration, IT, Acquisitions/Divestitures, Risk Management, Human Resources and EHS. Carl also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Marlin Midstream (FISH), a publicly traded MLP headquartered in Houston, Texas, with various operations throughout the United States.


  • Advise private and public companies on all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and restructuring initiatives (including all manners of due diligence – financial, land and environmental).
  • Lead on all aspects of acquisition transitional support including operations, land, accounting, financial reporting, IT and data integration.
  • Lead for full start-up company integration plan and execution through transition (TSA) and those of historically non-operated company to a fully integrated operating company.
  • Develop and implement operational and back-office policies and procedures to ensure accurate financial reporting and decision making.
  • Lead on all aspects of system(s) selection and implementation for accounting, land, production, document management and workflow.
  • Lead on corporate governance and industry best practice initiatives.
  • Develop and implement regulatory reporting requirements for upstream and midstream companies.