Energy and Resources

Taranaki is home to some of New Zealand’s most successful Energy Operators who drive innovation in the energy marketplace. Our team have made it their mission to understand the complex layers of oil and gas regulations and deliver for our clients.

 

Natural Resources

The natural resources sector plays an unparalleled role in New Zealand's economy and future prospects. We use our experience and knowledge of the industry to provide pragmatic advice to our clients.

We advise:

  • Developers
  • Landowners
  • Planning authorities
  • Funders in projects big and small.

Oil and Gas

Our regional positioning as Taranaki's leading law firm has meant we have gained a unique understanding of all aspects of the oil and gas industry, both onshore and offshore. As a result, we are the trusted advisors to a number of New Zealand's most successful oil and gas operators.

Our expertise includes:

  • Preparing Charter Party documentation 
  • Assisting and facilitating drilling campaigns
  • Preparation of Joint Operating Agreements
  • Advising on contracts for the sale of crude oil

 

Our expertise includes (continued):

  • Providing opinions on statutory obligations 
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Preparation and negotiation of various pipeline licenses
  • Negotiating access agreements under the Crown Minerals Act on behalf of permit holders and landowners
  • Advising on construction contracts for exploration and production infrastructure
  • Acting as defence counsel 
  • Advising operators on the implications of the EEZ legislation and regulations
  • Successfully obtaining resource consents for non-complying exploration activities within the coastal marine area.

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Our Energy and Resources Specialists

Paul Franklin

Partner

Lauren Wallace

Partner

Alice Tocher

Partner

Rebecca Eaton

Associate

Kirsty Miller

Senior Lawyer

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