Trust Legal

Oil and Gas Laws

Complicated legal issues have always surrounded the oil and gas industries. The sheer scope of the construction projects, the ever present danger of pollution incidents, the politics of who owns what resources, the need for effective sales and purchase agreements, the arrangements for transporting fuel; all such issues require specialist legal advice. In recent years the situation has become even more complex with supply shortages, new technologies and a move towards cleaner fuel amongst the factors creating fresh challenges. 


Trust Legal's Oil & Gas Law Practice renders innovative legal solutions with business-focused approach. We render unparalleled legal advisory and support to our clients to tackle with various legal and regulatory issues arising in this sector. Trust Legal has represented clients in the energy industry for more than a decade. As counselors to domestic and international oil and gas leaders, we use our experience in all facets of the oil and gas industry to guide a range of clients. We have represented clients in the energy industry for more than a decade.

Providing strategic litigation counsel to oil and gas clients is a core practice area for Trust Legal. Trust Legal extends its services to oil and gas acreage, asset and entity acquisitions, and transactions involving exploration, production, development and transportation.

Highlights of our experience include areas such as Exploration and Production Disputes, Royalty Disputes, Product and Service Contracts Disputes, etc. 

As counselors to domestic and international oil and gas leaders, we use our experience in all facets of the oil and gas industry to guide a range of clients including:
  • Independent producers
  • Major international oil companies and national oil companies
  • Energy services companies
  • Financial Institutions, equity funds and royalty trusts
  • Midstream and downstream treating and processing operations
  • Transportation and pipeline companies
  • Refiners
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    We Help With

    • Assisting its clients in preparing the Contingency plans for oil spills, fires and other emergencies before the commencement of drilling operations.
    • Assisting clients in execution of the Site Restoration Fund Scheme.
    • Handling civil suits initiated by Central & State governments in various courts to impose penalties or obtain injunctions, temporary reliefs for alleged environmental violations, industrial dispute, labour issues, etc.
    • Representing clients in arbitrations proceedings arising out of the Product Sharing Contract.
    • Providing project structuring advice and addressing indemnity, insurance and risk management issues.
    • Documenting natural gas, crude oil and petroleum product sales agreements, swap agreements, hedge agreements and other derivatives.
    • Assisting clients in preparing study reports and further submitting the same to the Ministry of Environment & Forest for getting the environmental clearance for approval.
    • Assist the clients in preparing and executing the abandonment plan and to perform all necessary site restoration activities on expiry or termination of the Contract.