Laura Petrie
Legal Director
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Laura is a director in Brodies Oil & Gas team with significant experience providing corporate and commercial advice to upstream oil and gas clients.

Laura frequently advises operators on a range of exploration and production matters including joint operations, transportation, farm-in/out arrangements, general contracting and asset restructuring. She also undertakes transactional work, both on an asset and corporate basis, advising on due diligence preparation or review, SPAs, allocation of decommissioning liability on acquisition/divestment.

Laura has extensive experience of licence and asset transfers including the Execution Deed process and frequently advises clients on decommissioning security requirements and regulatory engagements in respect of UKCS licensing.

Laura is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and works closely with Oil and Gas UK (where she served as the Chairperson of the Legal Issues Forum for the period June 2016 – May 2017). She is the senior tutor for the energy elective on the Legal Diploma at Aberdeen University and has contributed a chapter to the 3rd edition of Oil and Gas Law: Current practices and Emerging Trends. She is also a Notary Public.