CPTL provide specialist advisory services to the upstream oil and gas industry. We have extensive experience in international oil and gas practice and are proud to be involved in the world's largest and most important petroleum transactions.
With over thirty years' experience in the hydrocarbon sector, we have extensive expertise in the drafting, negotiation and implementation of Upstream Petroleum Agreements. Representative agreements include:
Concession Agreements between Host Governments and International Oil Companies; Joint Development Agreements between Nation States; Unitisation and Unit Operating Agreements; Joint Venture Agreements between Oil Companies; Farm-in and Farm-out Agreements; Operational Contracts between Operating Companies and their Contractors; and Oil and Gas Transportation and Sale Agreements.
We act mainly, but not exclusively, for the major oil companies, both operators and non-operators. Clients include: BG, BP, ENI, EnCana, Fairfield, Mobil, Nexen, Petro-Canada, Petrofac, Shell, Statoil, and Total. We also provide advisory, drafting and negotiation services to Host Governments, National Oil Companies and Energy Fund Managers.
We have extensive international experience, having been involved in exploration and production projects in jurisdictions including: Angola, Equitorial Guinea, Gambia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Syria, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Oil and gas professionals may be interested in our professional resources which include industry specific articles; books on commercial contracts and upstream petroleum agreements; and our course and lecture series.
This is serious business but we aim to have as much fun as possible. Casual visitors may be interested in Chris Thorpe's two lighthearted series:
Tales from the Arena - Tales of international business with some English humour; and
Tails of a Manx Cat - Observations about life on the Isle of Man.
We hope that you will find something of interest and visit us again.
Chris ThorpeManaging Director