Oil & Gas

Real expertise in E&P, the supply chain and beyond

Oil & Gas

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 office in Aberdeen.

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.


Operating agreements

Banking and finance

Corporate / M&A


Employment and HR

Field Development


Contracting and procurement

Projects and planning

Key Contacts

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

James Muir

Partner, Energy
T: 01224 845887
M: 07515 999 146

Oil & Gas News & Insights

Cybersecurity for Professional Services Seminar with Mitigo

November 15, 2023

Cybersecurity for Professional Services : Breakfast Seminars with Mitigo Cybersecurity

Aberdeen : 28 Albyn Place at 8am on 21 Nov 2023

Inverness : The Kingsmills Hotel at 8am on 22 Nov 2023

Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 UK Guides 2024

October 23, 2023

The 2024 editions of Chambers & Partners Legal Guide UK and Legal 500 UK have been launched, with Stronachs LLP being recognised in both.  The two annual reviews of the UK’s legal market rank the leading firms and lawyers in Scotland.

CPI Award – Deborah Law

August 28, 2023

Deborah Law, partner in the dispute resolution team, has been awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI). Deborah was one of eight candidates from England, Scotland and Wales to earn a merit and was ranked first of the Scottish candidates.

Data Protection Breach – Seminar

August 11, 2023

We have become used to hearing stories of data breaches caused by hacking and ransomware, including the news last week that there has been a security breach of the electoral register in which names and addresses of voters have been accessed, potentially as far back as August 2021. However, the recent news from Northern Ireland has served as a reminder that human error can also result in significant data breaches.