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Stronachs’ Energy Team understands the upstream and mid-stream oil and gas industry and the needs of those involved – whether they be small independent operators, global majors or SMEs in the energy supply chain.

Our expertise reaches beyond advising on black letter law and covers key aspects of the industry’s legal and financial landscape, its commercial practices and contracting structures.

Our dedicated team of 12 energy practitioners advises all sizes of company whether involved in upstream, mid-stream, technology, manufacturing or oilfield service provision.

We are experts on issues in the UKCS and provide services across Europe, in Africa, the Americas, the Caspian, the Far East and the Middle East from our offices in Aberdeen and London.

Through industry-specific training, our solicitors have an understanding of many key disciplines and technologies including geoscience; drilling; project economics; design and project engineering; QHSE; logistics, marine and shipping.  They understand the issues, can identify the risks and can provide the advice you need.

In a low oil price environment, more than ever, clients need quality service at a realistic price. Stronachs’ rates are competitive without us compromising on quality. According to the Legal 500 (2015) we are “extremely cost efficient” and we “punch above [our] weight in upstream commercial negotiations”.

Our team has produced four major publications on the energy sector - the only titles currently available which combine legal and technical oil and gas analysis. Developed together with a team of 126 industry experts, the three-volume Technical & Legal Guide to Global Hydrocarbons, and the Technical and Legal Guide to the UK Oil and Gas Industry are available from Aberlour Press.

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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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T: 01224 845 863
M: 07801 676 293
E: ewan.neilson@stronachs.com

James Downie

James Downie

Partner, Energy

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T: 01224 845 813
M: 07980 650 286
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James Muir

James Muir

Partner, Energy

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T: 01224 845887
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Malcolm Donald

Malcolm Donald

Partner, Corporate and Energy

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T: 01224 845 857
M: 07966 166 292
E: malcolm.donald@stronachs.com

Oil & Gas News & Insights

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Decommissioning Security - Testing times

Decommissioning Security - Testing times

Monday 30th March 2020

We are living through a perfect storm. Russia has withdrawn from the OPEC+ arrangement and both Saudi Arabia and Russia are ramping up production. At the same time demand is...

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure

COVID-19 and Force Majeure

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Many companies in the energy industry will be very concerned about whether, given the disruption arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be able to perform their contractual obligations.  Under English...

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A Guide for Brexit Planning

A Guide for Brexit Planning

Wednesday 20th February 2019

We have produced 'A Guide for Brexit Planning' as an overall practical guide for those businesses and people involved in business and commerce and people who are looking for general...

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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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