Oil and Gas

Simonsen Vogt Wiig has one of Norway's most extensive and internationally respected full service oil and gas teams.

Through its participation in the Norwegian oil sector from its inception, SVW offers one of the industry’s most recognized legal environments aimed at providing legal and consultancy services on all aspects and stages of petroleum activities.

The oil and gas team consists of lawyers with many years of invaluable experience as in-house counsel in E&P companies with activity on the Norwegian continental shelf or with their suppliers, as well as having served as senior civil servants in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Through the provision of legal advice and consultancy to E&P and oil service companies on the continental shelf, our lawyers have acquired in-depth knowledge of the day-to-day activities of the market players. With our presence in Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Kristiansand, our specialized lawyers with experience and expertise from different industry players enables the SVW to service clients locally.

Assignments regularly comprise consultancy and dispute resolution, legislation and contract work, research and negotiations between private players or interacting with state actors.

The team continuously assists in corporate- and licensing transactions, drafting, interpreting and implementing industry contracts associated with operational phases, related operations or activities throughout the life cycle of projects, from the entry into Norwegian continental shelf petroleum activities as a licensee or supplier, to removal operations or corporate exit.

Our clients comprise Norwegian and international oil and gas- and oil service companies with activities on the Norwegian continental shelf and internationally. The team also regularly assists the petroleum authorities in Norway and foreign nations, foreign national oil companies, intergovernmental and international organizations.

Top ranked practice

Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s Oil and Gas Practice is top ranked by the leading publication Legal 500. Our team is also top ranked within the category International Oil & Gas Law & Regulation by Chambers and Partners.

The team is very knowledgeable on Norwegian legal issues. The lawyers offer good value for money.

Chambers and Partners

Has an exceptional reputation for its long history of working on the development of regulatory frameworks for overseas oil and gas exploration in emerging economies and is well versed in international law issues related to the oil industry.

Chambers and Partners