At Brodies, our dedicated oil and gas legal team is the largest in Scotland, with 15 specialist oil and gas lawyers based in Aberdeen and focused exclusively on all aspects of oil and gas legal work.

Our extensive industry experience has earned our team a formidable reputation in the oil and gas sector. Our lawyers have significant in-house experience working with and for major oil and gas operators and service companies, in the UK and overseas. Our oil and gas partners; Clare Munro, Greg May and Sonia Love, each has more than 20 years’ experience providing legal advice to the oil and gas sector, and our team has more than 100 years’ combined experience working with, and for, oil and gas clients.

Our experience gives us a deep understanding of our clients’ commercial imperatives and the drivers and risks within the oil and gas sector. Our oil and gas lawyers advise on all aspects of offshore and onshore activity, both in the UK and internationally, and our ability to provide expert advice to both upstream and service sector clients sets us apart from our competitors.

We specialise in all legal aspects of the oil and gas sector's activities – from start-up and exploration through the drilling and production phases, to decommissioning, with significant experience in corporate/asset acquisitions and disposals and related diligence exercises. We provide a wide ranging level of services to our oil and gas clients, from ad-hoc advice on everyday issues, like execution deeds and general contractual queries, to strategic and transformational matters including mergers and acquisitions.

As experienced corporate solicitors, we understand the impact that factors such as entering new regions, technological advances, environmental considerations and attracting new investment can have on your business. In addition, our clients also benefit from Brodies’ breadth of legal expertise , which complements the oil and gas team’s specialist sector knowledge, in areas such as regulatory, shipping, health and safetycompetition law, IP/IT and employment.

Our services include:

  • Acquisitions and disposals (asset or corporate)
  • Field Development Agreements
  • Joint Venture, Joint Operating Agreements and Unitisation & Unit Operating Agreements
  • Drilling Contracts
  • Construction & Tie-In Agreements and Transportation, Processing & Operating Service Agreements
  • Onshore and offshore well engineering, design and construction contracts
  • Floating, Production, Storage & Offloading (FPSO) service agreements and operation contracts
  • Decommissioning Arrangements advice, including Decommissioning Relief Deeds and Decommissioning Security Agreements
  • Offshore and Onshore UK Licences, trust arrangements, international concessions, and production sharing contracts
  • Decommissioning service agreements
  • Shipyard construction, modification and upgrade contracts for drilling units, vessels and FPSOs
  • Platform, FPSO operations & maintenance contracts
  • Crude oil, gas and LNG sales agreements
  • Dedicated oil & gas paralegal services

To find out how our oil and gas solicitors can support you through the legal opportunities and challenges in your business, please contact Clare Munro or Greg May.

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