Oil, Gas and LNG
The oil and gas industry continues to present significant and varied challenges to industry participants as the oil price, geo politics, technology and applicable regulation constantly affect the business environment. Our extensive international track record and familiarity with the issues and trends in the sector enables our team to give clear, informed legal advice together with practical solutions whether you are considering a complex project, a one off transaction, adhering to regulatory demands or dealing with a dispute.
We have a long history of bringing together lawyers to provide integrated advice to our oil and gas clients, pulling together expertise from across the various disciplines. Our extensive oil and gas experience includes a very wide range of oil and gas transactions and our clients range in size from major oil and gas companies and NOCs to smaller independent oil and gas companies and Governments.
We have an in-depth understanding of the technical issues unique to oil and gas developments, financings, acquisitions, development agreements, operations (both onshore and offshore); the fundamentals of the world markets and trading of oil and gas, sales and transportation agreements; oil refineries, gas plants and other processing facilities; gas storage; natural gas gathering systems and oil and natural gas pipelines.
In addition to assisting clients with large acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, financing transactions and construction projects, we also support our oil and gas clients with day-to-day operational matters, including concessions (PSCs), leasing arrangements, drilling contracts, JV disputes, restructurings, assignments, operating agreements, farm-out and farm-in agreements, development agreements and participation agreements.
Our lawyers have participated in the drafting of many of the standard forms for oil and gas companies used and widely accepted in the industry today.