Oil & gas

We have established one of Australia’s premier oil and gas practices, with a detailed understanding of the legal, commercial and technical issues associated with the oil and gas industry through a range of transactions.

Our experience extends from resource exploration, through production, processing, trading, haulage and shipping, to sale. It also includes:

  • advising on permitting, native title, environmental and regulatory matters
  • structuring of exploration and production joint ventures, including unitised joint ventures
  • preparation and negotiation of all forms of project agreements, including joint operating agreements and production sharing contracts
  • acquisition of petroleum interests, including undertaking due diligence and drafting sale and purchase agreements, bidding agreements and farm-in agreements
  • drafting drilling contracts and oilfield services agreements
  • negotiating and drafting sales contracts, swap agreements and storage contracts
  • representation in price review negotiations and arbitrations
  • LNG project structuring, LNG SPAs and LNG plant construction
  • pipeline third party access arrangements and transportation agreements
  • pipeline corridor acquisition and construction contracts
  • project financing
  • trading and hedging arrangements.



Law Firm of the Year in oil & gas law
Best Lawyers, 2017, 2019 & 2022

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