Oil and Gas

English Court Rejects Tullow’s Force Majeure Defence to Contract Termination

July 9, 2018

The Business and Property Courts of England and Wales in the case of Seadrill Ghana Limited v Tullow Ghana Limited[1]has rejected a force majeure defence advanced by Tullow in response to an unlawful termination of contract claim by Seadrill.  The relevant facts are as follows. Tullow hired from Seadrill a semi-submersible rig (by name West […]

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Regulating The Petroleum Industry in Ghana: The Investor’s Dilemma

April 3, 2018

Background Prior to the Discovery of Oil in Commercial quantities in Ghana, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) was the only state institution associated with oil. The enabling Act of the GNPC[1] was at that time hailed to be one of the best pieces of legislation on the regulation of oil and Gas within the […]

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Ghana v. Côte d’Ivoire: What You Need to Know About the ITLOS’ Decision

October 1, 2017

Last weekend’s judgment in the “Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean” by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (“ITLOS”) is bound to enjoy the spotlight and court both public and media attention at least for the next couple of days, and it […]

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Update: Ghana-La Côte D’Ivoire Maritime Boundary Dispute

September 21, 2017

On 23rd September 2017, the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) will deliver its judgment in the Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean (Ghana/Côte d’Ivoire)[1]. Hearings in respect of the substantive matter commenced on 6 February 2017 and […]

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