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Oil and gas exploration and production has been a major contributor to the Scottish and UK economy for more than 40 years.

Continuous evolution in the upstream and midstream sectors requires flexibility and innovation in every discipline to ensure the successful, profitable development of projects on and offshore – from engineering to health and safety, and legal and professional services.

Stronachs’ specialist oil and gas team, one of the leading groups of energy-focussed legal practitioners in the UK, has built a reputation for delivering dynamic, high-value, cost-effective legal services to organisations from operators to niche technology developers throughout the industry from its offices in Aberdeen and London.

We have significant experience in mergers and acquisitions; bank, corporate and private equity funding; and contractual negotiation in the UK, Europe, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and South East Asia.

Our lawyers have both the capability to work with legal and commercial teams at every level of the operator and service company landscape, including operators, finance institutions, investment banks and other professional firms on mergers and acquisition work and operators on projects as part of a team.  We also have the ability to provide advice to companies with no dedicated in-house capability.

We act for a number of oil and gas companies, including Alpha Petroleum, Dana, Eland Oil & Gas, Ophir Energy, Petrofac, Sorgenia International, JX Nippon Oil & Gas and CNR.

We also work with a wide range of companies in the supply chain, including Orion Engineering, Target Energy Group, Global Energy, Cameron DES Operations, Peterson (UK), DOF Subsea, Enpro and Rotech.

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Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Ewan Neilson

Ewan Neilson

Partner, Head of Energy

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 863
E:ewan.neilson@stronachs.com

James Downie

James Downie

Partner, Energy

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 813
E:james.downie@stronachs.com

James Muir

James Muir

Partner, Energy

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linkedin contactT:01224 845887
E:james.muir@stronachs.com

Malcolm Donald

Malcolm Donald

Partner, Corporate and Energy

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 857
E:malcolm.donald@stronachs.com

Oil & Gas News & Insights

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FPSO’s and the Human Life Cycle

FPSO’s and the Human Life Cycle

Friday 28th April 2017

“Intelligence is about being open minded”, the late, great Irish sports writer Con Houlihan once said.

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An Introduction to Big Data

An Introduction to Big Data

Monday 27th March 2017

It has long been the case that human activities produce large amounts of records of what has happened and of what people have said and done. Now that so much...

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Penalty Provisions more likely to be Enforceable

Penalty Provisions more likely to be Enf…

Monday 6th March 2017

Parties to a contract often include provisions setting out what will happen in the event of a breach by one of them. They may for example include a provision stating...

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The Impact of the Scotland Act on the Oil and Gas Sector

The Impact of the Scotland Act on the Oi…

Thursday 23rd February 2017

The Scotland Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 23 March 2016.  It provides for a range of devolved powers to Scotland. It is important that those working in the UK...

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Commercial Use of Drones

Commercial Use of Drones

Tuesday 21st February 2017

‘Drones’ is the word commonly used to refer to UAVs, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. They are also known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). It...

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Sunshine in the Temple of Gloom - A Reflection

Sunshine in the Temple of Gloom - A Refl…

Monday 20th February 2017

I recently attended an introductory lecture by an economics lecturer from the University of Edinburgh who sagely remarked, ‘I can predict that oil and gas prices will go up and...

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Legal Update: Will the Scottish Penalty Rule get the Red Card?

Legal Update: Will the Scottish Penalty …

Friday 17th February 2017

On 30 November 2016, the Scottish Law Commission (‘SLC’) published a discussion paper on penalty clauses as part of its current review of contract law in Scotland (‘2016 Discussion Paper’)...

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Contractors could face minefield of cost risks in decommissioning projects

Contractors could face minefield of cost…

Monday 4th April 2016

By James Downie, Partner Contractors who want to get a slice of the long-anticipated deluge of decommissioning work in the North Sea need to be aware their contracts should cater for...

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The balance between climate change mitigation and energy supply – and why the world isn’t ending

The balance between climate change mitig…

Tuesday 8th December 2015

By Ewan Neilson, Partner Air travellers are used to captain’s warnings of the potential for turbulence – most are accustomed to considerable ups and downs, with crew and passengers remaining calm...

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Collaboration on the UKCS: a change in regulation or a change in human behaviour?

Collaboration on the UKCS: a change in r…

Thursday 1st October 2015

By James Downie, Partner and Ewan Neilson, Partner As we write today (11 September) Brent crude futures stand at $48.52 and WTI futures at $45.13. Where prices will stand when this...

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