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Richard Nelson is a partner in our Projects and Energy practice, based in the firm's Singapore office. Richard focuses on energy-related projects and transactions in Asia Pacific, including on a range of oil and gas and LNG matters.

Based in Singapore since 2008, Richard regularly advises international oil and gas companies, host governments, project developers and sponsors in jurisdictions across southeast Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

With extensive experience in the Asian energy field, Richard works with clients on energy-related transactions and projects, particularly in the upstream oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and power sectors. He has counseled clients on large numbers of LNG import projects in the region and beyond.

Richard is currently ranked as a Band 1 energy lawyer in Singapore and Asia-Pacific by the leading law directories, including Chambers and The Legal 500. He has also been listed by the IFLR 1000 2016 guide as a leading lawyer in Energy and infrastructure, Project Development, Banking, Project Finance and M&A.

Richard has contributed to various energy journals and news publications in Singapore and SE Asia, notably PFI, LNG Journal and IELR. He is also a regular moderator and speaker at a number of leading energy conferences in Asia including Gastech Tokyo (2017), CWC World LNG Summit (2015, 2016), CWC Asia Pacific Summit (2016), Gas Asia Summit, FLNG Summit, IPFA, Myanmar Upstream Congress.

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Leading Lawyer – Singapore International Who's Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers


2010-2016

Leading lawyer (Ranked Individual): Projects & Infrastructure, Asia Pacific region


Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, 2011-2016

Leading lawyer (Ranked Individual): Energy & Natural Resources, Asia Pacific region


Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, 2014-2016 (Band 1, Energy & Natural Resources)

Leading Lawyer (Ranked Individual): Projects & Energy, Singapore (International Firms)


Chambers Asia, Chambers Global 2012-2016 (Band 1, Energy & Natural Resources)

Leading Lawyer (Ranked Individual): Indonesia, Projects & Natural Resources (International Firms)


Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, 2012-2016

Leading Lawyer


Indonesia IFLR 1000, 2010-2015

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A confidential international oil & gas company on the acquisition on onshore upstream assets in Thailand from Coastal Energy.

A confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the acquisition of Chevron’s upstream and midstream assets in Myanmar.

A confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the acquisition of GDF Suez (ENGIE’s) upstream assets in Indonesia (Muara Bakau PSC).

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A confidential international oil & gas company on the acquisition on onshore upstream assets in Thailand from Coastal Energy.

A confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the acquisition of Chevron’s upstream and midstream assets in Myanmar.

A confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the acquisition of GDF Suez (ENGIE’s) upstream assets in Indonesia (Muara Bakau PSC).

Woodside Energy on several confidential upstream investments in SE Asia.

Ramba Energy in relation to the farm-out of an interest in the Lemang PSC, Indonesia to Mandala Energy (KKR).

Chevron Corporation on certain upstream issues relating to the East Kalimantan PSC in Indonesia, including decommissioning and abandonment works.

Woodside Energy Ltd. in relation to the acquisition by way of farm-in in several upstream interests (Blocks A6 and AD7) in Myanmar.

A confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the potential acquisition of Murphy Oil's upstream assets in Malaysia.

Premier Oil in relation to the divestment of Premier Oil Vietnam South B.V. (holding an interest in Block 03-07 offshore Vietnam) and ongoing divestment work in Indonesia.

BP in connection with its divestment to Pertamina of its 46% operated interest in the offshore North West Java PSC in Indonesia by way of sale of BP West Java Ltd.

Anadarko Corporation on the long-term offtake and marketing of LNG volumes from the Mozambique LNG project

A confidential consortium in connection with the long term LNG supply / procurement arrangements for the Jawa 1 IPP project in Indonesia.

INPEX Corporation in connection with long-term LNG offtake arrangements from the Prelude FLNG project in Australia, including drafting and negotiation of HOAs and SPAs with several Japanese counterparties.

Pavilion Energy in relation to its LNG sale and purchase agreement with Gazprom Marketing and Trading.

DiamondGasInternational (Mitsubishi Corporation) on its participation in several short and mid-term LNG supply tenders into South Asia and North Asia, including drafting HOA and SPA documents and back-to-back supply arrangements.

Energy Market Authority of Singapore and Singapore LNG Corporation in connection with the development of a multi-user LNG import terminal project in Singapore and on the second aggregator terminal use (TUA) arrangements.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad in connection with LNG purchase, regasification and gas supply arrangements in Malaysia and on the liberalisation of the natural gas market, including introduction of third party access requirements.

BP on capacity sharing arrangements at the Isle of Grain LNG import and regasification terminal in the UK, including LNG delivery and gas sales arrangements into the UK market and the design and implementation of secondary capacity access to third party shippers.

BW Maritime on a number of major Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) project roles in the Middle East, Central and South America and Asia Pacific.

H-Energy on the procurement by way of long-term charter of an FSRU for the LNG import facility at Maharashtra, India.

Summit Corporation on a Terminal Use Agreement and long-term FSRU charter for an LNG import facility in Bangladesh.

MOL in relation to various FSRU and FSU related services in connection with an LNG import facility in India.

Mitsui Corporation in relation to the establishment of a new FSRU joint venture entity

BW Gas in relation to its successful bid to provide EGAS with a 170,000 new build FSRU under a long term charter party arrangement.

Golar LNG on the tender of several major Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) and interconnecting onshore and offshore pipeline projects in Indonesia (Central Java, Medan and West Java), and Pakistan and Kuwait.

A confidential consortium in connection with the Jawa-1 IPP LNG-to-power project, including long-term LNG fuel supply, FSRU charter party and regasification service arrangements; EPC, O&M and PPA with PLN.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad and POSCO Energy on their bid to develop and finance the South Sumatra (Sumsel) 9 & 10 IPP power projects in Indonesia.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad on the development and financing of a 1200MW coal-fired power plant, also in Sumatra and a subsea power interconnection line between Sumatra and Peninsula Malaysia.

BG Group in relation to the divestment of the Santa Rita and San Lorenzo power assets in the Philippines.

Insights

Newsletter

April 12, 2017
Energy Newsletter April 2017

Article · Source: International Energy Law Review

March 2, 2017
Gas Market Reform: the Advent of Third Party Access in Asia?

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Matters

A confidential international oil & gas company on the acquisition on onshore upstream assets in Thailand from Coastal Energy.

A confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the acquisition of Chevron’s upstream and midstream assets in Myanmar.

A confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the acquisition of GDF Suez (ENGIE’s) upstream assets in Indonesia (Muara Bakau PSC).

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

A confidential international oil & gas company on the acquisition on onshore upstream assets in Thailand from Coastal Energy.

A confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the acquisition of Chevron’s upstream and midstream assets in Myanmar.

A confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the acquisition of GDF Suez (ENGIE’s) upstream assets in Indonesia (Muara Bakau PSC).

Woodside Energy on several confidential upstream investments in SE Asia.

Ramba Energy in relation to the farm-out of an interest in the Lemang PSC, Indonesia to Mandala Energy (KKR).

Chevron Corporation on certain upstream issues relating to the East Kalimantan PSC in Indonesia, including decommissioning and abandonment works.

Woodside Energy Ltd. in relation to the acquisition by way of farm-in in several upstream interests (Blocks A6 and AD7) in Myanmar.

A confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the potential acquisition of Murphy Oil's upstream assets in Malaysia.

Premier Oil in relation to the divestment of Premier Oil Vietnam South B.V. (holding an interest in Block 03-07 offshore Vietnam) and ongoing divestment work in Indonesia.

BP in connection with its divestment to Pertamina of its 46% operated interest in the offshore North West Java PSC in Indonesia by way of sale of BP West Java Ltd.

Anadarko Corporation on the long-term offtake and marketing of LNG volumes from the Mozambique LNG project

A confidential consortium in connection with the long term LNG supply / procurement arrangements for the Jawa 1 IPP project in Indonesia.

INPEX Corporation in connection with long-term LNG offtake arrangements from the Prelude FLNG project in Australia, including drafting and negotiation of HOAs and SPAs with several Japanese counterparties.

Pavilion Energy in relation to its LNG sale and purchase agreement with Gazprom Marketing and Trading.

DiamondGasInternational (Mitsubishi Corporation) on its participation in several short and mid-term LNG supply tenders into South Asia and North Asia, including drafting HOA and SPA documents and back-to-back supply arrangements.

Energy Market Authority of Singapore and Singapore LNG Corporation in connection with the development of a multi-user LNG import terminal project in Singapore and on the second aggregator terminal use (TUA) arrangements.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad in connection with LNG purchase, regasification and gas supply arrangements in Malaysia and on the liberalisation of the natural gas market, including introduction of third party access requirements.

BP on capacity sharing arrangements at the Isle of Grain LNG import and regasification terminal in the UK, including LNG delivery and gas sales arrangements into the UK market and the design and implementation of secondary capacity access to third party shippers.

BW Maritime on a number of major Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) project roles in the Middle East, Central and South America and Asia Pacific.

H-Energy on the procurement by way of long-term charter of an FSRU for the LNG import facility at Maharashtra, India.

Summit Corporation on a Terminal Use Agreement and long-term FSRU charter for an LNG import facility in Bangladesh.

MOL in relation to various FSRU and FSU related services in connection with an LNG import facility in India.

Mitsui Corporation in relation to the establishment of a new FSRU joint venture entity

BW Gas in relation to its successful bid to provide EGAS with a 170,000 new build FSRU under a long term charter party arrangement.

Golar LNG on the tender of several major Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) and interconnecting onshore and offshore pipeline projects in Indonesia (Central Java, Medan and West Java), and Pakistan and Kuwait.

A confidential consortium in connection with the Jawa-1 IPP LNG-to-power project, including long-term LNG fuel supply, FSRU charter party and regasification service arrangements; EPC, O&M and PPA with PLN.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad and POSCO Energy on their bid to develop and finance the South Sumatra (Sumsel) 9 & 10 IPP power projects in Indonesia.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad on the development and financing of a 1200MW coal-fired power plant, also in Sumatra and a subsea power interconnection line between Sumatra and Peninsula Malaysia.

BG Group in relation to the divestment of the Santa Rita and San Lorenzo power assets in the Philippines.

Insights

Newsletter

April 12, 2017
Energy Newsletter April 2017

Article · Source: International Energy Law Review

March 2, 2017
Gas Market Reform: the Advent of Third Party Access in Asia?

View all

Leading Lawyer – Singapore International Who's Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers


2010-2016

Leading lawyer (Ranked Individual): Projects & Infrastructure, Asia Pacific region


Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, 2011-2016

Leading lawyer (Ranked Individual): Energy & Natural Resources, Asia Pacific region


Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, 2014-2016 (Band 1, Energy & Natural Resources)

Leading Lawyer (Ranked Individual): Projects & Energy, Singapore (International Firms)


Chambers Asia, Chambers Global 2012-2016 (Band 1, Energy & Natural Resources)

Leading Lawyer (Ranked Individual): Indonesia, Projects & Natural Resources (International Firms)


Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, 2012-2016

Leading Lawyer


Indonesia IFLR 1000, 2010-2015