Areas of Practice

Sector Groups

Oil & Gas

BGA has been a constant presence in the oil and gas sector since its opening to the participation of private companies in 1995, allowing BGA’s legal professionals to have a broad and diversified experience in such sector. Assisting clients in the commonly called Round Zero and in all of bid rounds called for by the Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis – ANP (National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels), under the concession regime or providing opinions as regards the new regulatory framework of the oil industry that introduced the production sharing agreements. Under the production sharing agreement environment BGA assists the state company Pré-Sal Petróleo S. A. in diverse legal matters. BGA also has solid expertise assisting its clientele in the drafting and discussion of contracts related to the contracts entered into with the ANP, including Joint Operating Agreements – (“JOA”), Joint Bidding Agreements – (“JBA”), Participation Agreements – (“PA”), Farm-Out Agreements – (“FOA”) and Gas Sale Agreements – (“GSA”). BGA also handles farm-ins and farm-outs and the preceding due diligences, as well as services contracts for both onshore and offshore. Further, to the domestic practice BGA also has international experience in the Middle East, Africa and Americas.

BGA is capable of rendering services to oil and gas companies in all market levels, encompassing the acquisition of participation rights to the regular needs with the regulatory entities and suppliers, rendering distinctive legal services in all segments of the oil and gas industry comprising exploration, development, production, refining, distribution, commercialization, import and export, natural gas, LNG and by-products.

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