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Oil & Gas Contracts
Oil & Gas Contracts
Principles & Practice
2nd Edition
ISBN:  9780414069305
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editor:Peter Roberts
Publication Date:  22 Nov 2019
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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A handbook covering the law of upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum contracts.
  • Covers standard industry documents providing the legal framework for upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum contracts, with accompanying commentary on their application to energy transactions and related matters
  • Looks at issues relating to mineral laws, including licences, and host government and inter-governmental agreements
  • Examines preliminary participation contracts, including agreements and concessions relating to confidentiality, area of mutual interest, joint study, joint bidding and joint wells; data trade and sharing contracts; and enforceability of reasonable endeavour and best endeavour covenants
  • Assesses model form joint operating agreements, including contents, accounting procedure, and trust deeds
  • Examines drilling, procurement and services contracts
  • Discusses the principles of unitisation and unitisation agreements, and considers pooling and other joint development options, pre-unit agreements, UUOA and JOA relationships, principles of petroleum lifting and commingling, balancing agreements, title interests, allocation and attribution/substitution agreements
  • Advises on petroleum management contracts including those for provision of petroleum processing and operational services; third party access to infrastructure, project structures for gas liquefaction and LNG regasification, contracts for terminal access and provision of services
  • Looks at project structures for gas liquefaction and LNG regasification, contracts for terminal access and provision of services
  • Deals with oil, gas and LNG sales contracts dealing in detail with their respective terms
  • Goes through shipping contracts, including ship leasing, time and voyage charter-party terms, contracts of affreightment and bills of lading
  • Addresses pipeline transportation contracts, looking at the transporter and shipper perspectives, pipeline system rules, sales and transportation contract interfaces, cross-border pipeline investment protection, agreements for pipeline crossing, proximity and tie-in, and pipeline capacity management agreements
  • Extends coverage to interest sale and purchase contracts, including asset exchange contracts, farm out and earn out agreements, addressing pre-emption, due diligence, representations and warranties
  • Features decommissioning and security contracts
  • Includes contractual clauses for the construction of petroleum infrastructure
  • Examines corporate and project finance agreements, taking into account contingent consideration, royalty deeds, volumetric production payments, reserves based lending agreements, debt prioritisation and security interests
  • Examines options for the negotiated, arbitration and judicial resolution of disputes involving oil and gas contracts and projects, including governing law and jurisdiction provisions
  • Edited by leading oil and gas lawyer Peter Roberts and written by a team of expert contributors from the O&G sector

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Part 1: Project Establishment
  • Upstream concessions and contracts
  • Joint study and bid agreements
  • Joint operating agreements
  • Unitisation and redetermination
  • Drilling and service contracts
Part 2: Project Definition
  • Petroleum processing and third party access
  • Gas storage
  • Petroleum pipeline projects
  • Crude oil sales and trading contracts
  • Natural gas sales and trading contracts
  • LNG sales and trading contracts
  • Shipping
Part 3: Project Management
  • Acquisitions and divestments in the upstream sector
  • Constructions contracts
  • Financing
  • Decommissioning
  • Dispute resolution clauses
Peter Roberts - Peter is an oil and gas projects lawyer with 30 years of legal experience (from in-house and private practice), working for oil companies on acquiring, structuring, developing and financing international upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum projects and also for governments on oil and gas sector regulatory matters. He is also a widely published author 
Ryan Pereira - Ryan Pereira, Global Director – Gas & LNG at GCA, has led projects covering LNG imports / exports, gas to power, M&A, disputes, arbitrations, market studies, and has authored several articles and book chapters covering the commercialisation of gas and oil.
Barbara Holzweber - Barbara Holzweber, Senior Geoscientist at GCA, has qualifications including a PhD in geology, an MSc in petroleum engineering, and an MSc and BSc in applied geoscience.  Barbara’s expertise lies in reserves estimation and auditing, M&A, geoscience and government strategic advisory.
Daniel Johnston, BSc Geology, MBA Finance - For 40 years Daniel has consulted for over thirty international oil companies and forty governments evaluating petroleum economics, fiscal/contract analysis and design, and dispute resolution. He has authored six books and over 100 articles and lectures worldwide.
Nadia Haghegh - Nadia is in-house counsel with Repsol S.A.’s E&P legal team, where she leads the European legal matters. Nadia has worked in private practice and in-house (including in London and in Libya) and is admitted to practice in England and Wales.
Robin Carvell-Spedding - Robin is Senior Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for New Age (African Global Energy), focusing on projects in Africa. Robin has worked on a wide variety of upstream and downstream transactions and projects, including in other energy sectors. 
Sean Rush - Sean is the owner of Sean Rush Energy and Infrastructure Law (SREIL), a law firm specialising in international oil and gas. Sean started in the North Sea in 1996 as an in-house lawyer with Eni and then Petro-Canada becoming a partner and head of oil and gas at London law firm Memery Crystal LLP in 2010. 
Eldi Beyers - Eldi is senior in-house legal counsel with Tullow Oil. Eldi has advised on a wide range of upstream oil and gas projects, construction projects and operational supply chain work, and currently advises on exploration, appraisal and development work in West Africa.
Nina Howell - Nina has over 20 years of experience representing energy companies across the entire oil and gas sector globally, including cross-border pipelines, upstream joint ventures, and M&A transactions. She has extensive experience in the LNG sector and is a leading authority on unitization. 
Roddy Monroe - Roddy is the Chair of the Gas Storage Operators Group and former Head of Regulatory Affairs at Centrica Storage Ltd. He has over 30 years’ experience of working at a senior level across the regulated utility sector primarily focused on energy and water. 
John Murray - John manages the legal function for Premier Oil’s Falkland Islands business, dealing with all legal matters.  John has over 15 years of experience in the international energy sector, both in private practice and in-house, in Aberdeen, London and Hong Kong.
Reg Fowler - Reg is counsel with a Shell-owned joint venture. He has previously worked in Shell's trading and upstream divisions as well as 2 other oil companies and a shipping law firm, with a total oil and gas experience of 24 years.
Simon Ludgate - Simon is Counsel with Shell Trading where he has supported the trading business for 13 years. Previous legal work included: litigation at a shipping and commodities law firm, commodity financing at a bank, and derivatives trading at a brokerage firm. 
Ruchdi Maalouf - Ruchdi is head of oil and gas at French law firm De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés and executive director of the Institute of Applied Law. He is involved in LNG projects both legally and commercially in Europe, Asia and Africa. 
Sandra Sinclair Hughes - Sandra is senior project counsel at BW Offshore, advising on upstream oil and gas projects. Sandra has previously worked in private practice and has extensive expertise of projects and commercial contracts in the upstream oil and gas and LNG sectors.
Anna Nerush - Anna is a partner with Haynes and Boone LLP, advising IOCs, PE funds and NOCs on a wide range of international oil and gas matters, including acquisitions, divestments, farm-outs, county entries and joint ventures. Anna is qualified in England and Wales.
Adam Constable QC - Adam (Keating Chambers) specialises in onshore and offshore construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding and technology disputes, and related professional negligence and insurance claims. Adam has extensive experience appearing in the UK and in front of tribunals under numerous international arbitral rules.
Abdul Jinadu - Abdul is a barrister, adjudicator and arbitrator with Keating Chambers in London and has ...
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