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The oil and gas industry continues to evolve - companies are optimising efficiencies across the value chain, strengthening balance sheets and introducing new technologies, whilst continuing to navigate complex regulatory environments, geopolitical risk, disputes and market disruption. 

We are proud to act across all elements of the value chain and to advise the full spectrum of sponsors, lenders and investors.  This platform gives us a finely calibrated perspective on the opportunities and challenges in the sector.

From plans for gas-to-power in markets such as South Africa and Myanmar, to the construction of LNG receiving terminals in emerging markets and the subsequent emergence of a secondary LNG market, to asset divestments and opportunistic M&A, our team is at the whiteboard with our clients developing new strategies to continue to grow and deliver value to stakeholders.  

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Recent Experience

The lenders on a US$2 billion reserve-based lending facility

To finance the proposed US$3.9 billion acquisition by Neptune Energy of EPI, Engie's exploration and production business.

Origin Energy

On the sale of its conventional upstream oil & gas business Lattice Energy to Beach Energy for $1.585 billion.

BP

On agreements with Kosmos Energy to acquire a 62% working interest, including operatorship, of Kosmos’ exploration blocks in Mauritania and a 32.49% effective working interest in Kosmos’ Senegal exploration blocks.

Vitol SA

on the project finance and commercial aspects of its US$7 billion oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI supplying gas for power generation, reportedly the largest single project Foreign Direct Investment inflow to Ghana since Independence.

Providence Resources Plc

Against Transocean in the Commercial Court in 2014 and the Court of Appeal in 2016 concerning claims under a drilling contract following significant problems with the well control equipment, including the BOP, on a semi-submersible drilling rig. The case was widely commented on as one of the most important decisions in relation to the UK offshore oil industry in recent years.

KOGAS

On the multi-billion dollar Rovuma Basin LNG and upstream gas project in Mozambique, including on the unitization of the Mamba gas field straddling the Area 1 and Area 4 blocks and on all aspects of its 10% interest in the proposed Coral floating LNG project, including the joint venture arrangements, midstream project agreements and revisions to the PSC

 

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