Oil & Gas

Our oil & gas clients turn to us for our knowledge of the commercial complexities of the industry and experience at every stage of the value chain. We draw on our long-time experience in this field to provide counsel spanning all its major sectors:

  • Upstream
  • Midstream
  • Downstream
  • Gas exploration and production
  • LNG


We provide legal services for clients across the full breadth of the sector value chain including major oil and gas companies, large and small independents, refiners service and equipment companies, project contractors and sponsors, governments and energy associations, as well as banks, credit agencies and other financial institutions.

Our lawyers have extensive transactional and regulatory energy experience, and are highly skilled in working together with our clients to create innovative new deal structures, securing the best outcome for our clients while helping to move the market forward. We are also adept at advising on disputes when things don’t go as planned. Advocaat is well versed in areas of work including:

  • Production sharing agreements, licensing (royalty and taxation regimes) and risk-sharing agreements
  • M&A and farm-in, farm-out arrangements
  • Structuring of oil and gas operations, including joint ventures and other commercial arrangements
  • Risk advisory, including sanctions and export controls, and human rights
  • Gas and LNG supply and purchase
  • Hydrocarbon processing and storage
  • Oilfield support services
  • Pipelines, terminals and storage facilities
  • Transport, including shipping, refining and marketing of petroleum products
  • Environmental law