Oil & Gas

Grondal Bruining has extensive experience advising oil & gas companies on a range of commercial and litigious matters.

We have been recognised as a Leading Energy & Resources Firm by external ratings agencies Chambers & Partners and Doyles Guide.  

We have particular expertise in advising on:

  • joint venture agreements and joint operating agreements
  • LNG, gas and crude oil sale / off-take agreements
  • on-shore and off-shore field developments, for both conventional and unconventional reserves
  • project structuring and regulatory issues
  • exploration and production activities, coordination and tie-in arrangements, pipeline crossings and foundation off-take agreements
  • farm in and farm out arrangements and other acquisitions and disposals of on-shore and off-shore petroleum assets, including associated due diligence, particularly in Western Australia and the Northern Territory
  • drilling and oilfield technical services agreements, FPSO services agreements, rig sharing and assignment agreements and other oil and gas procurement
  • retail (petrol station) distribution network management, including M&A, structuring, marketing arrangements and dealer/franchisee management
  • competition law issues affecting joint marketing in the oil and gas sector
  • oil and gas disputes, including joint venture and contractor disputes and force majeure claims.