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Kristian Whitaker is an associate in the firm’s Singapore office. Kristian has experience of advising clients in relation to a range of oil and gas and LNG matters including M&A and project developments. Kristian has advised companies on projects, acquisitions and disposals throughout Asia, North Africa and the UK.

Before joining the firm, Kristian was seconded to an international energy company, advising on matters spanning the range of the company’s oil and gas exploration, development and production assets. This included advising on exploration asset transfers, the construction of an FPSO in Asia, the development of an offshore asset in the North Sea and decommissioning security arrangements in relation to its producing assets.

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England and Wales

England and Wales (Admitted 01/04/2016; Reg #615020)

Scotland (Admitted September 2013; no longer practising)

Matters

LNG Import Projects (including FSRUs and FSUs)

Advising a confidential client in connection with its bid for an LNG import project in Sri Lanka, including advising on LNG sale and purchase arrangements, FSU chartering arrangements and downstream gas arrangements.

Advising Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in connection with the Swan Energy LNG import project.

Advising BW Gas on its charter party arrangements with a confidential LNG project company (Central America) on a long term FSRU charter to support a 670 MW LNG to Power development and small scale, break bulk and reloading services.

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LNG Import Projects (including FSRUs and FSUs)

Advising a confidential client in connection with its bid for an LNG import project in Sri Lanka, including advising on LNG sale and purchase arrangements, FSU chartering arrangements and downstream gas arrangements.

Advising Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in connection with the Swan Energy LNG import project.

Advising BW Gas on its charter party arrangements with a confidential LNG project company (Central America) on a long term FSRU charter to support a 670 MW LNG to Power development and small scale, break bulk and reloading services.

Advising a confidential client in connection with its bid to acquire an interest in a confidential FSRU project.

Advising Summit Corporation Limited in connection with the procurement of an FSRU for its LNG import project in Bangladesh.

Advising a confidential client in connection with its bid proposal to supply an FSU vessel to an LNG project in Bangladesh.

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

Advising a confidential Indonesian client in connection with the procurement of a floating storage vessel in connection with its LNG import project.

Advising a confidential client in connection with its potential acquisition of Shell’s interest in the MLNG Tiga LNG export project in Malaysia.

Advising Energy Market Authority of Singapore and Singapore LNG Corporation in connection with the development of a multi-user LNG import terminal project in the Republic of Singapore.

Advising H-Energy in connection with the procurement of an FSRU for its LNG import project on the west coast of India, which involved advising on the entire procurement process including the interface between the FSRU TCP and the onshore/downstream gas supply and transportation arrangements, together with the drafting and negotiation of the FSRU TCP term sheet with a potential FSRU supplier.

LNG Sale and Purchase Agreements

A number of LNG buyers in Singapore in connection with the development of template LNG master sale and purchase agreements and in negotiations with LNG suppliers.

Advising Anadarko on its LNG sales and marketing arrangements in connection with the Mozambique LNG project.

Advising H-Energy on its LNG sale and purchase arrangements for its Indian West coast LNG import project.

Advising PT. Energi Dian Kemala in the negotiation of an LNG sale and purchase agreement and related agreements for its LNG import project in Indonesia.

Advising a confidential Indonesian client in the negotiation of a long term LNG sale and purchase agreement for imports into Indonesia.

Advising a confidential client in connection with a number of master LNG sale and purchase agreements for LNG imports into Malaysia under the new third party access regime in Malaysia.

Advising a confidential private equity client on developing a form of master LNG sale and purchase agreement to assist with its entrance into LNG Spot cargo trading.

Upstream Oil & Gas

Advising a Japanese Trading House on its bid for the acquisition of Chevron’s 28.3% participating interest in producing blocks M5/M6 and related export pipeline between Myanmar and Thailand and 99% participating interest in exploration block A5.

Advising Coro Energy Plc on the acquisition of a 42.5% participating interest in the Bulu PSC, Indonesia contains the Lengo gas field.

Advising Ophir Energy Plc on the US$ 205 million agreement to acquire a package of Southeast Asian assets including material producing assets in Vietnam and Indonesia plus exploration and appraisal assets in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, from Australian-listed Santos Limited.

Advising Ramba Energy on the farm-out of a participating interest in the Lemang PSC to Mandala Energy and the acquisition by Ramba of a participating interest in the same PSC from Eastwin.

Advising a confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the potential acquisition of Chevron's upstream and midstream assets in Myanmar.

Advising an oil exploration company on the acquisition of offshore assets in Tunisia.

Advising a new entrant to the North Sea on a farm-in to an offshore oil exploration asset.

Advising an international oil and gas company on the disposal of a number of producing North Sea assets.

Advising an oil and gas company on a bespoke decommissioning arrangement in relation to the proposed abandonment of a number of its offshore installations in S.E. Asia.

Advising an international energy company in relation to the construction of an FPSO in Asia.

Advising an international oil and gas company on the negotiation of transportation agreements for an offshore development in the North Sea.

Advising an international oil and gas company on the negotiation of decommissioning security arrangements with its joint venture partners.

Acting for an oil and gas company on the negotiation of a joint operating agreement for a number of exploration assets.

Advising an international oil engineering services company on its supply terms in a number of jurisdictions.

Other Energy Projects

Part of the team representing the Asian Development Bank on the development of the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India pipeline project.

Insights

Energy Law Exchange

July 10, 2019
LNG Prospects in South East Asia

Newsletter

July 3, 2019
Energy Newsletter July 2019

Article · Source: Project Finance International Global Energy Report

April 30, 2019
LNG Prospects in Southeast Asia

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Matters

LNG Import Projects (including FSRUs and FSUs)

Advising a confidential client in connection with its bid for an LNG import project in Sri Lanka, including advising on LNG sale and purchase arrangements, FSU chartering arrangements and downstream gas arrangements.

Advising Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in connection with the Swan Energy LNG import project.

Advising BW Gas on its charter party arrangements with a confidential LNG project company (Central America) on a long term FSRU charter to support a 670 MW LNG to Power development and small scale, break bulk and reloading services.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

LNG Import Projects (including FSRUs and FSUs)

Advising a confidential client in connection with its bid for an LNG import project in Sri Lanka, including advising on LNG sale and purchase arrangements, FSU chartering arrangements and downstream gas arrangements.

Advising Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in connection with the Swan Energy LNG import project.

Advising BW Gas on its charter party arrangements with a confidential LNG project company (Central America) on a long term FSRU charter to support a 670 MW LNG to Power development and small scale, break bulk and reloading services.

Advising a confidential client in connection with its bid to acquire an interest in a confidential FSRU project.

Advising Summit Corporation Limited in connection with the procurement of an FSRU for its LNG import project in Bangladesh.

Advising a confidential client in connection with its bid proposal to supply an FSU vessel to an LNG project in Bangladesh.

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

Advising a confidential Indonesian client in connection with the procurement of a floating storage vessel in connection with its LNG import project.

Advising a confidential client in connection with its potential acquisition of Shell’s interest in the MLNG Tiga LNG export project in Malaysia.

Advising Energy Market Authority of Singapore and Singapore LNG Corporation in connection with the development of a multi-user LNG import terminal project in the Republic of Singapore.

Advising H-Energy in connection with the procurement of an FSRU for its LNG import project on the west coast of India, which involved advising on the entire procurement process including the interface between the FSRU TCP and the onshore/downstream gas supply and transportation arrangements, together with the drafting and negotiation of the FSRU TCP term sheet with a potential FSRU supplier.

LNG Sale and Purchase Agreements

A number of LNG buyers in Singapore in connection with the development of template LNG master sale and purchase agreements and in negotiations with LNG suppliers.

Advising Anadarko on its LNG sales and marketing arrangements in connection with the Mozambique LNG project.

Advising H-Energy on its LNG sale and purchase arrangements for its Indian West coast LNG import project.

Advising PT. Energi Dian Kemala in the negotiation of an LNG sale and purchase agreement and related agreements for its LNG import project in Indonesia.

Advising a confidential Indonesian client in the negotiation of a long term LNG sale and purchase agreement for imports into Indonesia.

Advising a confidential client in connection with a number of master LNG sale and purchase agreements for LNG imports into Malaysia under the new third party access regime in Malaysia.

Advising a confidential private equity client on developing a form of master LNG sale and purchase agreement to assist with its entrance into LNG Spot cargo trading.

Upstream Oil & Gas

Advising a Japanese Trading House on its bid for the acquisition of Chevron’s 28.3% participating interest in producing blocks M5/M6 and related export pipeline between Myanmar and Thailand and 99% participating interest in exploration block A5.

Advising Coro Energy Plc on the acquisition of a 42.5% participating interest in the Bulu PSC, Indonesia contains the Lengo gas field.

Advising Ophir Energy Plc on the US$ 205 million agreement to acquire a package of Southeast Asian assets including material producing assets in Vietnam and Indonesia plus exploration and appraisal assets in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, from Australian-listed Santos Limited.

Advising Ramba Energy on the farm-out of a participating interest in the Lemang PSC to Mandala Energy and the acquisition by Ramba of a participating interest in the same PSC from Eastwin.

Advising a confidential international oil & gas company in relation to the potential acquisition of Chevron's upstream and midstream assets in Myanmar.

Advising an oil exploration company on the acquisition of offshore assets in Tunisia.

Advising a new entrant to the North Sea on a farm-in to an offshore oil exploration asset.

Advising an international oil and gas company on the disposal of a number of producing North Sea assets.

Advising an oil and gas company on a bespoke decommissioning arrangement in relation to the proposed abandonment of a number of its offshore installations in S.E. Asia.

Advising an international energy company in relation to the construction of an FPSO in Asia.

Advising an international oil and gas company on the negotiation of transportation agreements for an offshore development in the North Sea.

Advising an international oil and gas company on the negotiation of decommissioning security arrangements with its joint venture partners.

Acting for an oil and gas company on the negotiation of a joint operating agreement for a number of exploration assets.

Advising an international oil engineering services company on its supply terms in a number of jurisdictions.

Other Energy Projects

Part of the team representing the Asian Development Bank on the development of the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India pipeline project.

Insights

Energy Law Exchange

July 10, 2019
LNG Prospects in South East Asia

Newsletter

July 3, 2019
Energy Newsletter July 2019

Article · Source: Project Finance International Global Energy Report

April 30, 2019
LNG Prospects in Southeast Asia

View all

Credentials

England and Wales

England and Wales (Admitted 01/04/2016; Reg #615020)

Scotland (Admitted September 2013; no longer practising)