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About Kirsty

Kirsty Delaney advises clients on a range of corporate and project matters within the energy sector, including M&A, corporate re-organisations, joint ventures and project development. She has broad experience with all of the key documents relating to the oil and gas industry, including sale and purchase agreements, farm-in agreements, production sharing contracts, joint operating agreements, shareholders’ agreements, transportation agreements and crude oil and gas sales arrangements. Kirsty also has advised on the development of floating LNG projects in Africa and North America.


Recent Notable Matters

Impact Oil & Gas Ltd — farmout of its interests in Blocks 2912 and 2193B offshore Namibia, which contain the Venus discovery, to TotalEnergies

Eni S.p.A. — sale to Qatar Petroleum of a 35 percent interest in the Area 1 development in Mexico, which holds an estimated 2.1 billion barrels of oil

Eni S.p.A. — sale of interests in Egypt’s super-giant Zohr field to Rosneft for $1.125 billion and BP for $375 million

Eni S.p.A. — swap transaction with Lukoil in relation to the Area 10, Area 12, and Area 14 upstream shallow water production sharing contracts in Mexico under which Eni transfers to Lukoil a 20 percent stake in Area 10 and Area 14 and Lukoil transfers to Eni a 40 percent stake in Area 12

Ecora Resources plc — $50.25 million acquisition of a net smelter royalty from Mantos Copper in respect of its copper mine in Chile

Ecora Resources plc — $20 million acquisition of royalty interests from Incoa Performance Minerals LLC in respect of its calcium carbonate mine in the Dominican Republic

Chevron Corporation — acquisition of a 40 percent stake in three deepwater exploration blocks in Mexico from Shell

Ophir Energy plc — $2 billion floating LNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea, including host government arrangements, LNG sales agreements, chartering agreements, joint venture arrangements, project financing, and construction

Ophir Energy plc — sale of its interest in Block 5 in the Salina Basin offshore Mexico, which includes the Cholula discovery, to Murphy Oil Corporation, Petronas and Wintershall-DEA

Alcazar Energy Partners — four 50 MW solar projects (AEES1, Delta, Aten and Horus projects) in Round 2 of Egypt's renewable feed-in tariff programme; named 2017 Global MLA Deal of the Year by Project Finance International; on the development and financing of the 82 MW Al Rajef Wind IPP in Jordan

Savannah Petroleum plc — material aspects of its ongoing takeover of the Seven Energy Nigerian business, including relating to the re-organisation of the Uquo onshore gas field and the Accugas gas processing facility; on crude oil commercialisation arrangements in Niger

Anglo Tunisian Oil & Gas Limited — acquisition of Medco Tunisia, a seven asset upstream oil and gas business in Tunisia, including the associated acquisition financing

New Age (African Global Energy) Ltd — development of the Etinde gas and condensate project in Cameroon

Delfin LNG — development of the Delfin floating LNG project in the Gulf of Mexico

Apache Corporation — disposal of its operated interest in the SAGE System, a major gas pipeline system and gas processing terminal in the UK, to Ancala Partners, and on Apache's associated long-term gas transportation and processing agreement

Impact Oil & Gas Ltd — farm-out of two deepwater blocks, in Namibia and South Africa, to Total SA

EOG Resources, Inc. — various farm-ins, JOA and unitization arrangements in Trinidad

Chrysaor Limited — proposed disposal of certain upstream assets in the North Sea, as well as in relation to internal re-organisation of some of its upstream interests

BG Group — proposed sale of its Norwegian North Sea oil and gas business, including the intra-group transfer of its interests in the Everest and Gaupe fields

Oando — financing for its $1.9 billion acquisition of ConocoPhillips Nigerian upstream oil and gas business*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

Publications and Speeches

“Re-shaping the UK Energy regime in an uncertain political landscape,” LexisPSL, July, 26, 2022.

“United Kingdom: Energy – Oil & Gas,” The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide 2020.

“Asset Purchase Agreement (oil and gas),” Practical Law Company, September 2020.

“United Kingdom: Renewable Energy Laws and Regulations 2021,” International Comparative Legal Guide, September 2020.



University of Law,
with distinction
University of Glasgow,
with honors

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales



United Kingdom: Renewable Energy Laws and Regulations 2021



ICLG: UK Renewable Energy 2023

Bracewell’s Oliver Irwin, Robert Meade, Nicholas Neuberger and Kirsty Delaney authored the United Kingdom Q&A analysis chapter in the third edition of International Comparative Legal Guides – Renewable Energy 2023: Practical Cross-Border Insights into Renewable Energy Law.