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2021-12-03 07:50:31

Job location Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Legal

Job description

Position Overview

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Legal Counsel, located Aberdeen, reporting to the Legal and HR Director. The Legal Counsel is part of a small dynamic team responsible for providing legal support to the business, this role will have a particular focus on the preparation of oil and gas commercial agreements.


• Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of contracts and commercial agreements relating to the Company's operations

• Provide legal advice on oil and gas agreements including: licensing; joint operations; oil sales; farm out; proximity and crossing, asset purchases and sales and decommissioning security agreements

• Support the Legal and HR Director and operational Directors in relation to development or growth projects

• Provide legal advice on compliance and petroleum licensing matters

• Support the business by providing legal counsel to Directors and teams, with particular focus on Commercial; Asset Development and Management; Growth and Supply Chain

• Interface with joint venture partners, other oil and gas operators and service companies, regulatory authorities and external legal counsel as required

• Maintain professional qualifications and knowledge though networking and study of legal developments and changes


• Qualified as a solicitor in Scotland or England and Wales

• Proven commercial legal experience in an oil and gas operator environment or with a leading law firm

• Upstream oil and gas M&A experience either in-house or with a leading law firm

• Negotiating experience

• Pragmatic and commercially astute

• A self-starter that can both take direction and work autonomously while demonstrating initiative and a strong sense of accountability

• Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact at different levels across the organisation

• Experience of managing a high volume, multi-project workload with competing priorities and deadlines

• Outstanding communication skills to effectively advise internal clients on complex legal concepts

The following list is not exhaustive but includes the types of agreements the Company would prefer experience in:

• Joint Operating Agreements

• Decommissioning Security Agreements

• Product Marketing & Sales Agreements

• Construction & Tie-in Agreements

• Transportation & Processing Agreements

• Lifting & Offtake Procedures

• Secondment Agreements

• Proximity and Crossing Agreements

• Confidentiality Agreements

• Seismic Agreements

• Farm-out Agreements

• Supply Chain Agreements

• Company secretarial matters

We recognise you may not fulfil every criteria, but if you meet most of them, please apply to

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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