Laura Petrie is a partner at Ledingham Chalmers. She is based in our Aberdeen office
Ledingham Chalmers LLP, Johnstone House, 52-54 Rose Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1HA
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Laura is a corporate and commercial lawyer with significant experience in upstream oil and gas. She frequently advises operators on a range of exploration and production matters including joint operations, transportation, farm-in/out arrangements, general contracting and asset restructuring. She also undertakes transactional work, both on an asset and corporate basis, advising on due diligence preparation or review, SPAs, allocation of decommissioning liability on acquisition/divestment. Laura has extensive experience of licence and asset transfers including the Execution Deed process. Laura frequently advises clients on decommissioning security requirements and regulatory engagements in respect of UKCS licensing.
In addition, Laura provides advice to a range of service sector and supply chain clients including the preparation of bespoke terms and conditions, training to sales and commercial teams on best contracting practice and, increasingly, guidance on collaborative contracting.
Laura is a member of the AIPN and the firm’s primary contact for Oil and Gas UK (where she served as the Chairperson of the Legal Issues Forum for the period June 2016 – May 2017). Laura has previously acted as the senior tutor for the energy elective on the Legal Diploma at Aberdeen University and has contributed a chapter to the 3rd edition of Oil and Gas Law: Current practices and Emerging Trends by Gordon, Paterson and Usenmez
Latest blog posts by Laura
- The OSV market — how to get ship-shape in 2019
- Where does the UKCS go from here?
- Fighting decom fatigue
- Decommissioning roadshow — making the most of this evolving market through collaboration
- Lawyers get lost?
- Deal or no deal — what will re-imposed Iran sanctions mean for UK oil and gas firms?
- Is it time for ‘knock-for-knock’ to be knocked out?
- Contracting for collaboration
- Dawn of the decom
- The force (majeure) awakens