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228 ArticlesOil & Gas

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: Leroy Levy and Faris Al-Louzi

Much of the PPP debate in Saudi Arabia has focused on the importance of shifting the public sector expenditure burden to the private sector. Wherever this has been the sole focus of a PPP programme, the responsible government has struggled to achieve value for money. If public expenditure is the only concern, it is certainly possible to pass the responsibility to the private sector, but at what long term cost? The UK government’s PFI programme of the 1990s placed insufficient emphasis on value for money. This ultimately resulted in the termination of the programme. In other jurisdictions, ill-conceived projects resulted in the public sector desperately seeking to restructure deals in an attempt to secure value for money.Read more

by: Lynn Kerr McKay and Rachel Tennis

On December 1, 2016, EPA signed a proposed rule setting forth financial responsibility requirements for the hardrock mining industry under Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”). The energy industry, among others, will also find this proposed rule of interest because, on the same day, EPA announced its intention to move forward with the regulatory process for three other classes of facilities: chemical manufacturing, petroleum and coal products manufacturing, and electric power generation, transmission, and distribution. Read more

by: S. Shawn Stephens

A Texas court of appeals held that an energy company did not waive the attorney/client privilege through the offensive use doctrine when it filed a lawsuit against the purchasers of properties for their failures to provide the company with . . . Read more

by: Jennifer Josefson, Maya Melnikas, Alexandra Rotar, Christine Savage and Jeffrey Telep

U.S. led sanctions continue to pose an issue for companies looking to invest in Russia. This article explores the extension of sanctions and their potential impacts. Read more

by: Edward Ripley

The rejection of midstream contracts in energy bankruptcy cases continues to be a significant issue. This article explores how parties have most recently litigated the issue in different matters.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: Stephen McCullers

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced significant changes in how it determines the amount of financial assurance required to secure offshore decommissioning obligations.Read more

by: Tim Burbury and Timothy Smith

The resurgence of private financing for major infrastructure projects, including public private partnerships, in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council, means it is now more crucial than ever for governments and procuring authorities to ensure their tendering processes are structured properly. We provide our Top 10 tips for tendering major infrastructure projects.Read more