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Oil & Gas

Oil and gas companies are faced with an ever-more challenging operating environment, with low oil prices, changing geopolitical dynamics, regulatory requirements, global shift towards decarbonisation and the energy transition. 

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Understanding your legal commercial needs

The number of factors influencing the directions of the hydrocarbon production chain is significant, often making the industry unpredictable, as witnessed in the most recent downturn.

In order to succeed in this environment, oil and gas companies need legal counsel who have in-depth understanding of the industry and client business interests, and possesses global industry-specific experience that can be translated into providing practical advice.

DWF's oil and gas team is involved in all stages of a project, working with oil and gas players of all sizes, including national and international oil companies, oilfield service businesses, pipeline, storage and terminal companies, refining and chemical companies, financial institutions and governments around the world.

Our lawyers have “vast experience in managing huge international petroleum projects” – Who's Who Legal - Energy

Our sector specialists have inhouse experience and our expertise spans: petroleum licences, environmental permissions and consents, operating agreements, construction (including EPC and EPCM contracts), regulatory issues (including health and safety), insurance, decommissioning, transportation agreements, oil storage regulations, agreements and arrangements, refining, marketing and fuel supply arrangements, and dispute resolution.

DWF is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).

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