One of the north-east oil and gas industry's top lawyers, Bruce McLeod, has become a partner in the Aberdeen office of legal firm Pinsent Masons.
Shirley Allen, partner at Pinsent Masons, takes a look at the legal questions surrounding decommissioning and repurposing of North Sea assets.
An appeal by Meta Energia to roll back a court’s decision to award an arbitration to Shell has been dismissed.
Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits in a British court alleging decades of uncleaned oil spills have destroyed their lives.
San Leon Energy said It has been unsuccessful in its appeal against the findings of the International Court of Arbitration in relation to a case between Aurelian and Avobone NV and Avobone Poland BV.
Workers who were injured when a rig collapsed earlier this year have sued the rig manufacturer. The move follows an incident in the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico in May in which a worker was killed. The 26 employees have taken legal action against Friede & Goldman and its affiliates Friede & Goldman LLC, FG Engineering Ltd and FG Engineering Ltd and FKA Friede & Goldman Ltd.
A group of 21 Chinese firms are taking legal action against CNOOC and ConocoPhillips for losses incurred due to oil spills. The bid, which is calling for more than $22.8million in compensation, was made after there were leaks at the Penglai 19-3 oilfield in 2011. The spills polluted 6,200 square km of water in the Bohaj Bay area and the field was finally sealed in October this year.