Energy, Oil & Gas and Foreign Investment
The Firm has extensive expertise in energy and oil & gas work and it represents a substantial number of the international energy companies carrying out exploration and production work in Trinidad and Tobago, both onshore and offshore. The Firm provides advice throughout the various stages of petroleum exploration, production and development and over the years has been involved in a manifold of large scale energy and energy related transactions.
A full range of core energy and energy related services is available to the Firm's clients and the practitioners in this area regularly advise on petroleum regulation, the administration of bid rounds, production sharing contracts, exploration and production licences involving both public petroleum and private petroleum rights (and hybrids of the two) as well as other petroleum licences. Members of the Firm have also been members of teams established by successful bidders to negotiate directly with the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries on the final terms of production sharing contracts and with the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Petrotrin) on carry agreements.
Advice is also provided on a myriad of petroleum related agreements including joint operating, study, bidding and use agreements, oil mining leases, unitization agreements, farm-in agreements, purchase and sale agreements, gas supply agreements, pipeline interconnection agreements, service agreements and various others. Dedicated support and expertise is also available on peripheral energy related matters such as the provision of guarantees and performance bonds, confidentiality agreements, deeds of power of attorney, corporate services, HSE issues, anti-corruption issues, levies and taxes, real property transactions and various other issues that affect companies operating in the energy sector.