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Our team has a deep understanding of the global oil & gas industry

We focus on all areas of contentious and non-contentious work for the oil & gas sector, including exploration and production (E&P), upstream, midstream and downstream projects and their related infrastructure. Our clients range from entrepreneurial start-ups to established entities with assets and operations worldwide. We have a wealth of experience working with the supermajors, independent E&P companies, oilfield service companies and national oil companies.

Due to the pioneering nature of the industry, our oil & gas clients often work in frontier markets, dealing with complex multi-jurisdictional and cross-border transactions and disputes.

Whether you require advice on raising capital, acquiring or disposing of assets, an in-depth understanding of multi-faceted regulatory regimes or have a dispute with a partner or host government, our lawyers have the deep industry understanding, commercial approach and pragmatic mindset to assist clients in achieving their goals cost effectively and with a minimum of risk.

Our Oil & Gas Trading work

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • USD 1.5 billion enhanced oil recovery project

    Advising a North American company on its USD 1.5 billion enhanced oil recovery project in North Africa. This included re-negotiation of the terms of the concession agreement, joint venture arrangements and conversion of the concession into a production sharing agreement, project structuring...

    Algeria

    Sale, purchase agreement and acquisition financing of offshore permit

    Advising New Age (African Global Energy) Limited on the sale and purchase agreement and acquisition financing to acquire a 25% interest from Eni in the Marine Block XII Permit and production sharing contract including the acquisition financing, corporate structuring and shareholders and...

    Congo, Republic of the

    Acquisition financing of a natural gas pipeline

    Advising CMG (a subsidiary of ENH) in relation to the limited recourse multi source financing of the acquisition of an interest in ROMPCO, the project financed SPV which owns the natural gas pipeline from the Temane and Pande gas fields in Mozambique to Secunda in South Africa

    Mozambique

    Sharing the costs and risk: Farm-in agreement

    Advising Mitsui & Co on the farm-in to BHP’s exploration acreage in Namibia including advising on the joint operating agreement and corporate structuring.

    Namibia
  • Petrobras divestment

    Advising on the sale of interests in Parque das Conchas Block BC-10 in the Campos Basin for USD 1.54 billion.

    Brazil

    EPC USD 2 billion oil refinery upgrade

     Advising on a bespoke EPC contract for the USD 2 billion upgrade of the Cartagena oil refinery

    Colombia

    MARPOL/APPS investigations

    Advising a drilling company under investigation since 2012 for alleged MARPOL/APPS and related record keeping violations, including successful voluntary disclosure, implementation of standard record keeping procedures and adoption of robust compliance and audit program for fleet of rigs...

    United States
  • CNOOC Ltd stock exchange

    Advising Merrill Lynch/Credit Suisse First Boston/Bank of China International on dual listing by IPO of shares and ADSs of CNOOC Ltd on the Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges, raising USD 1.436 billion

    China

    Cairn India Production Sharing Contract Arbitration

    Acting on a high value and large scale international arbitration under a Production Sharing Contract relating to tax levies with some USD 2 billion at stake.

    India
  • Delay to the conversion of a jack-up rig

    Representing a UAE based construction company in connection with an LCIA arbitration on claims for delay, disruption and variations in connection with the conversion of a jack-up rig into an offshore permanent production facility

    Qatar

    Joint bid for four German limited liability companies

    Acting for Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Company) and MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas Company Plc on their joint bid for four German GmbH companies holding assets in Syria.

    Syria

    Yemeni USD 10.9 billion Production Sharing Agreement ICC Arbitration

    Successfully acting on a multi-billion dollar arbitration concerning the Republic of Yemen's national wealth and in relation to a 20-year old Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) regarding the Marib Block 18 oil field in the Yemen. Reported in The American Lawyer as the 2nd largest contract...

    Yemen
  • Bidding on a North Sea asset

    Advising a European investor on its USD 200 million preferred bid for a Danish North Sea asset.

    Denmark

    Acquiring an international oil & gas business

    Advising Petro-Canada on the USD 2.1 billion acquisition of Veba Oil & Gas’ international operated and non-operated business having business operations in 12 countries.

    Germany

    Eastern Petroleum Corporation acquires an oil field in Russia

    Advising a subsidiary of Eastern Petroleum Corporation on the acquisition of an oil field in Khanty-Mansiysk and the establishment of a JV company

    Russian Federation

    USD 3.5 billion sale of North Sea energies business

    Advising on the USD 3.5 billion sale of Kerr McGee's UK operated and non-operated North Sea exploration and production business.

    United Kingdom

    UNCITRAL Arbitration of an offshore system failure

    Acting for a major oil company and insurers on a USD 30 million UNCITRAL arbitration regarding the premature failure of an offshore tower wishbone system.

    United Kingdom

    Negotiating licence with oil major

    Representing a leading UK change management consultancy specialising in the oil & gas sector, in complex negotiations with an oil major relating to the licensing of copyright and confidential information embodying our client's proprietary technology and project management methodologies

    United Kingdom

Our Oil & Gas team

Anthony Albertini
Anthony Albertini

Partner

Leon Alexander
Leon Alexander

Partner

Rebecca Armstrong
Rebecca Armstrong

Partner

Kathryn Ashton
Kathryn Ashton

Partner

Sina Bahadoran
Sina Bahadoran

Partner

David Bennet
David Bennet

Partner

David Brown
David Brown

Partner

Nigel Chapman
Nigel Chapman

Partner

Ian Chung
Ian Chung

Partner

Ben Cowling
Ben Cowling

Partner

Eric Diamantis
Eric Diamantis

Partner

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