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Petroleum Operations


We know the petroleum business and understand the entire value chain. We also appreciate the role that experienced legal support plays in securing petroleum assets and sustaining operations. Our lawyers have advised on the entire spectrum of petroleum operations over several years and are known for their role in shaping petroleum industry laws and policies. This experience has been garnered from senior positions previously held by members of our team in multinational oil companies, NNPC, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, multilateral financial institutions and leading local and foreign law firms, thereby affording our clients the benefit of legal advice and support from lawyers with unique in-house and external counsel perspectives.


Sector Policy: As Senior Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Partner, ‘Gbite Adeniji led the preparation of the National Oil Policy approved by the Federal Executive Council in 2017.

Advising a Nigerian independent on an ongoing basis on several legal, regulatory and contractual issues arising from its petroleum operations, including its preparation to commence oil production, the establishment of an oil export terminal on its FPSO and crude oil lifting and marketing arrangements, and arrangements to re-allocate its crude oil receivables amongst its JV Partners and lenders.

Advising several operators on crude evacuation and export arrangements, including crude handling and terminal services.

Advising a Nigerian independent on procurement and JV partner issues related to the repair and security of it is 97km crude oil pipeline evacuation system.

Project counsel to a Nigerian independent on the development of a $120m modular refinery project

Providing bespoke transactional, regulatory and legal advisory services to businesses and projects in Nigeria’s energy, resources and infrastructure sectors.


3rd Floor, South Atlantic

Petroleum Towers

1 Adeola Odeku Street

Victoria Island

Lagos, Nigeria

+ 234 1 7004603-5