Legal and Regulatory

From contract risk management, to international boundary disputes, through production sharing agreements and mitigating the risk of international sanctions, the oil and gas industry is a complex legal and regulatory environment to operate in. Oil and gas law is a particularly complicated by regulations - oil regulations, gas regulations, natural gas regulations. This industry resource centre is the place to find best practice from the leading lawyers and practitioners in this field.
 

Collaboration: Not A Dirty Word In Oil & Gas

Contributor: Timothy Haïdar, EIC
Posted: 10/8/2014

Collaboration: Not A Dirty Word In Oil & Gas - Timothy Haïdar, EIC

In the recent report Gateway to growth: innovation in the oil and gas industry, multinational professional services network, PwC, found that the most innovative 20 per cent of companies grew at a rate 16 per cent higher than the least innovative. Yet in an arena where joint ventures abound, collaboration seems to stall at the point of intellectual property development. But will this all need to change? Full Article »


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Risk & Responsibility - Broaching Environmental Issues In Oil & Gas Contracts

Contributor: Don Butler & David G. Mandelbaum
Posted: 7/19/2011


Risk & Responsibility - Broaching Environmental Issues In Oil & Gas Contracts - Don Butler & David G. Mandelbaum

From operators and contractors down to minority partners, current provisions for the sharing of responsibilities are by no means clearly defined. We shed light on the current furore surrounding environment and pollution issues in a post-Macondo world. Full Video »


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10 Ways The BP Trial Is Already Changing Oil & Gas Law

Contributor: Timothy Haïdar, EIC
Posted: 4/3/2014


10 Ways The BP Trial Is Already Changing Oil & Gas Law - Timothy Haïdar, EIC

In this exclusive interview, we speak with John Warren, Senior Legal Counsel, Petrobras Americas Inc about the intricacies of indemnification in the Gulf of Mexico Full Podcast »


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Ten Things Every Energy Lawyer Should Take Into Account

Contributor: Olufola Wusu Esq.
Posted: 8/9/2013


Ten Things Every Energy Lawyer Should Take Into Account - Olufola Wusu Esq.

In this piece, resident legal columnist Olufola Wusu takes a look at 10 things that the contemporary energy lawyer should bear in mind in the 21st century oil and gas business Full Column »


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Contractual Risk Management In Capital Projects – A New Frontier

The Oil and Gas Industry is investing heavily in capital projects with a view to finding more recoverable reserves. Upstream global investment reached almost $700bn in 2013, much of this investment was in risky frontier locations. This paper outlines the factors that drive the “unique” set of contract management challenges in major capital projects in the Oil and Gas Industry and highlights the business requirements that providers of contract management software must address in creating solutions to meet challenges Full Whitepaper »


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How Operators Can Successfully Comply With Global Corruption Regulation

The global fight against business corruption has grown more intense over the past few years. Operating across continents and cultures, the oil and gas industry is under the microscope more than most. In this presentation from Warwick English, Associate General Counsel at Shell, he talks about a major operator's approach to regulation and how the company structures and internal processes have been refined to ensure full compliance with a range of international legislation on corruption – including UK Bribery Act and Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act. Full Presentation »


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