Features / Legal Opinion
Sunday, 9th July 2017
US Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement: The Legal Implications (Or Lack Thereof) On The Energy Industry
By Erica Fauser
In June 1, 2017 US President Donald Trump controversially announced that the USA would no longer be part of the Paris Agreement (or Paris Climate Accords as they are often referred) and effectively signaled the withdrawal of the United States from the Agreement as a signatory.
Thursday, 8th June 2017
ENCOURAGING INVESTMENT IN THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY A COMPARISON OF HOST GOVERNMENT INSTRUMENTS
By Patricia Tiller, Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon
The petroleum industry utilizes a range of host government instruments to grant rights for exploration and production of oil and gas resources. The form of host government instrument is one of the key factors in determining an exploration and production contractor’s (Contractor’s) potential return on investment and in turn the Contractor’s incentive to explore and extract petroleum resources.
Tuesday, 18th April 2017
KEY TERMS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING OR SELLING OIL AND GAS INTERESTS IN EGYPT
By Chris Richardson and James Comyn, Partners of the international law firm Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, in the Houston and London offices, respectively.
With the Egyptian oil and gas market continuing its rapid development amid increased stability in the country and exciting new deepwater discoveries, upstream merger and acquisition activity is poised to increase significantly.
Tuesday, 28th March 2017
REGULATING UNCONVENTIONAL OIL & GAS IN EGYPT
The Balance between People, Planet, and Profit
By Patricia Tiller, Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon (Middle East) DMCC
Unconventional oil and gas presents significant potential for Egypt. However, along with this potential, the growth of unconventional techniques presents increased environmental, social, and corporate risks.
Sunday, 18th December 2016
Energy in the Middle East: The Big Picture for 2017
We are heading towards the end of one of the most transformational years in living memory: at the start of the year, the ink was barely dry on the Paris COP21 Agreement on climate change, the Iran Joint Co-Operation Agreement brought Iran back into the world of international petroleum trade and the oil price slumped to $28; we moved onto the unexpected Brexit result in June with fears of a domino effect across the European Union; Syria became the theatre for a return of the Cold War; and the year ended with the arrival of a Trump presidency with his campaign commitments to reversing COP21, cancelling the Iran Agreement and calling into question the future of NATO. What a year.
Thursday, 13th October 2016
Joint Ventures in the Energy Sector: Structuring JVs for Success in Egypt
The sheer scale of investment needed to bring Egypt’s deepwater upstream, downstream oil and gas, and power projects into operation, and the specific needs for foreign investment, casts a sharp focus on the joint venture mechanism for doing business in Egypt.
Tuesday, 27th September 2016
Protecting and Commercializing Advanced Petroleum Technology: The Role of Intelligent Energy Law in 2016
The world of energy sustained a threefold shock to the system as the industry rolled into 2016. First, the impact of the COP21 Agreement reached on 12th December 2015 in Paris.
Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
RE-ASSESSING RISK AVOIDANCE STRATEGIES IN LNG CONTRACTING
Despite the tsunami of power generation development that is currently underway throughout the world and dependent upon renewable energy technologies, more traditional thermal electricity generation strategies are still in play for a number of reasons.
Friday, 13th May 2016
Renewable Energy for Egypt’s Optimal Generating Mix
The response of various governments and other policy makers and advocates to the worldwide emergence and ongoing development possibilities of renewable energy, particularly of the wind and solar variety, has been inconsistent.
Wednesday, 13th April 2016
Managing Legal and Commercial Risks in the Egyptian Offshore Industry
The Mediterranean Offshore Conference that will be held on 19th – 21st April in Alexandria will be dominated this year by the impact of the major ENI Zohr Gas Field and BP West Nile Delta projects, which between them are anticipated to involve $27b of investment.