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by: Jeffery Malonson and Denis Fallon

The MLP is a tax efficient structure through which to finance consolidation of mineral and royalty interests. This article highlights structural considerations for private equity-backed mineral and royalty interest companies evaluating the MLP as a vehicle to finance long-term growth.Read more

by: Merrick White, Sylvia Taslim and Zoe Bromage

The Indonesian upstream sector continues to undergo significant legal and regulatory change. This article examines five of the most recent developments in the Indonesian upstream sector that affect Indonesian Production Sharing Contracts and their participating interest holders.Read more

by: Carol Wood and Kathryn Marietta

Attracting more than 130 attendees from all over the country, King & Spalding’s first Energy Forum for 2017 held at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston tackled one of the most important issues facing the industry: Decommissioning and abandonment of oil and gas assets in upstream operations.Read more

by: Rupert Lewi

The decline in commodity prices has resulted in many distressed resource and energy companies selling assets. Purchasers should be mindful of the unique risks in acquiring assets from these distressed sellers and take appropriate actions to mitigate these risks.Read more

by: Philip Weems and Nina Howell

Special consideration must be given to Unitization and Unit Operating Agreements where the gas to be produced from the unitized area will be liquefied and exported as LNG, especially as it may relate to issues of scope, redetermination, adjustments, voting threshold rights, default and withdrawal.Read more

by: Philip Weems and Nina Howell

Cross-border unitization and unit operating agreements present unique challenges not ordinarily found in similar agreements pertaining to fields wholly within a single government’s jurisdiction. This article identifies some of these challenges in the context of the AIPN Model Unit Agreement.Read more

by: Nina Howell and Trinh Chubbock

This article focuses on the role of natural gas and LNG in the EU and summarises the European Commission’s proposal on the EU strategy for LNG.Read more

by: Kathryn Marietta, Jennifer Josefson and Vera De Brito de Gyarfas

Unlocking value in unconventional resources is even more important in today’s environment of depressed oil prices. Operators and service contractors are reassessing their relationships and fracking methods in an effort to maximize value.Read more

by: Merrick White and Richard Nelson

King & Spalding advises Ramba Energy Limited on its farm-out of a 35% participating interest in the Lemang PSC to Mandala Energy and the farm-in of a 15% participating interest in the Lemang Block from Eastwin Global Investments Limited.Read more

by: David Phua (潘永光)

A breach of an energy commodity contract can give rise to substantial losses. These losses may be either consequential or direct losses; and the manner in which these losses are classified may affect their recoverability.Read more