Oil & Gas

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TRI – NASR has an outstanding team of legal experts in oil and gas matters. Our lawyers have capability in advising oil and gas companies in and outside Nigeria. We have expertise that cut across all the stages of the energy chain, from exploration and production, storage and transportation, LNG, refining, trading and sale of oil and gas to electricity generation. We can advise oil companies and service contractors on a range of legal issues affecting their business.


We focus on the commercial as well as the legal aspects. We generally analyze commercial and legal risks by using a risk matrix. This serves to highlight key issues and we advise on means to mitigate the risks.


Our lawyers are specialists in resolving disputes in the oil and gas sector. They bring their specialist oil and gas expertise to every assignment. The range of matters we can handle includes:

  • Upstream Contracts drafting and advisory: exploration and production sharing agreement, LNG, joint operating agreement, shareholders agreements, licenses including assignment and novation, foreign law and political risk issues.
  • Downstream Contracts drafting and advisory, including construction of energy infrastructure, offtake agreements, supply agreements, insurance, trading and transportation of crude oil products and gas.
  • EPC/EPIC Contracts: we have the capability in advising operators and contractors in relations to oil and gas construction projects, from the tender process through contract negotiation, to disputes, litigation and arbitration. We can advise on contracts in relation to pipelines, including preparation of agreement for inclusion in tender packages and responses to tender qualifications.
  • Offshore Contracts: in-depth knowledge of service contracts and the issues connected with them, including construction and engineering.