UPSTREAM OIL AND GAS – AFRICA 

  • Angola. Negotiation of Production Sharing Contracts and Joint Operating Agreements for two offshore block
  • Angola. Restructured terms and conditions of onshore block with Sonangol, which included assignment of a portion of the client’s working interest and operatorship
  • Nigeria. Negotiation of Joint Study and Bidding Agreement between two major independents participating in deepwater bid round
  • Nigeria. Acquisition of a 15% working interest in deepwater block via farm-in agreement
  • Nigeria. Acquisition of a 5% working interest in a deepwater block via farm-in agreement
  • Nigeria. Acquisition of an interest in a deepwater block via an asset exchange agreement
  • Guinea Bissau. Represented company’s position with respect to shallow water and deepwater blocks
  • Equatorial Guinea. Negotiation of Production Sharing Contract for deepwater block
  • Togo. Negotiation of Production Sharing Contract for deepwater block
  • Cameroon. Acquisition of a working interest in a deepwater block via a farm-in agreement
  • Madagascar. Acquisition of a royalty interest in a deepwater block via financing agreement
  • Madagascar. Acquisition of a royalty interest in a shallow water block via financing agreement
  • South Africa. Acquisition of an indirect interest in a deepwater block via a stock purchase agreement in an offshore entity
  • South Africa. Renegotiated deepwater exploration rights with the Petroleum Agency
  • Ghana. Represented client in marketing of deepwater block interest to private equity funds
  • Cote D’Ivoire. Represented client in marketing of deepwater block interests to private equity funds
  • Mauritania. Represented client in meetings with government ministers regarding targeted acquisition before and after coup
  • Gabon. Represented client in meetings with government ministers regarding targeted acquisition
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo. Represented client in meetings with government ministers regarding targeted acquisition
  • Seychelles. Represented client in proposal to partner with the state oil company in the joint development of unlicensed blocks
  • Sao Tome. Represented client in proposal to partner with the state oil company in the joint development of unlicensed blocks
  • Libya. Represented client’s interests in petroleum assets during period of United States sanctions
  • Libya. Renegotiated concession agreements following the lifting of sanctions
  • Libya. Participated in exploration block bidding round
  • Angola. Pre-qualified for exploration block bidding round
  • Egypt. Negotiated petroleum joint venture agreements with Egyptian private investors
  • Algeria. Represented client in asset acquisition evaluation
  • Republic of the Congo. Closed office and terminated in-country contracts and employment agreements as part of exit
  • Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda. Represented client in the evaluation of rift valley petroleum block

UPSTREAM OIL AND GAS – SOUTH AMERICA

  • Suriname. Negotiated Production Sharing Contract and Joint Operating Agreement with Staatsolie
  • Suriname. Acquired interest in block through farmout agreement and then negotiated a subsequent Joint Operating Agreement
  • French Guiana. Negotiated farmout agreement for acquisition of block interest
  • Guyana. Acquired interest in block through farmout agreement and subsequently negotiated the Joint Operating Agreement
  • Venezuela. Represented client in meetings with government officials regarding participation in heavy oil project
  • Colombia. Represented client in meetings with government officials regarding acquisition of block interests
  • Ecuador. Represented client in meetings with government officials regarding Amazon basin block acquisition
  • Argentina. Represented client in evaluation of shale assets
  • Brazil. Represented client in meetings with Petrobras regarding enhanced oil recovery joint venture

UPSTREAM OIL AND GAS – ASIA AND MIDDLE EAST

  • Pakistan. Represented client at bid round, acquiring government interests in onshore oil blocks for nine figures
  • Lebanon. Negotiated joint study and bidding agreement related to offshore natural gas rights
  • Lebanon. Counseled Government of Lebanon regarding the creation of its petroleum regulatory and licensing regime
  • Saudi Arabia. Represented client in Riyadh meetings once a quarter on joint venture operating committee for Red Sea natural gas project
  • Oman. Negotiated gas project that sold associated gas that was previously being flared using a seller-nominated gas sales and purchase agreement
  • Oman. Represented client on acquisition of heavy oil project
  • Oman. Negotiated farmout agreement for onshore block, divesting a partial interest to a Japanese trading house
  • United Arab Emirates. Negotiated joint venture agreement with the Government of Abu Dhabi
  • Qatar. Represented company in various matters related to its offshore production sharing agreements
  • Yemen. Represented company in various issues arising under its production sharing agreements
  • Kazakhstan. Represented company in the evaluation of acquisitions
  • Azerbaijan. Negotiated joint study and bidding agreement related to acquisition of enhanced oil recovery project
  • United Arab Emirates. Negotiated concession agreement for onshore block