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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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Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017: Goodbye to Jus Quaesitum Tertio

Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland)…

Friday 2nd March 2018

On 26 February 2018, the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 (the “Act”) came into force which provides a statutory basis for third parties to be granted rights under...

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Proposed Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations

Proposed Offshore Environmental Civil Sa…

Monday 22nd January 2018

The Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (“OPRED”) issued a consultation (“Consultation”) on 18 January 2018 in relation to the introduction of The Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations 2018...

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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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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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