For more than 35 years Kvale’s attorneys have been providing help and advice to a wide variety of companies in the petroleum sector. We have a longstanding and extensive collaboration with Norway’s largest oil company, and assist many other Norwegian and international enterprises operating on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Kvale assists clients with every aspect of the petroleum business, including prequalifying as a rights-holder, exploration, partnership agreements, field development, production, the sale and transport of oil and gas, the transfer of shares in fields and the winding up of petroleum activities.
Attorneys from Kvale were involved in the framing of the Petroleum Act and its associated statutory regulations, and have co-authored the standard textbooks on Norwegian petroleum law ("Petroleumsloven" and "Petroleumsregelverket"). Kvale offers specialist expertise with regard to the regulations on safety in the industry, and high-level competence in the area of petroleum taxation.
Our team has assisted with numerous transactions linked to the renewable energy sector, and has in-depth knowledge of the Industrial Concession Act, the Watercourse Regulation Act, the Energy Act, the Electricity Certificates Act and the Water Resources Act. Our attorneys regularly advise on inter alia waterfall lease arrangements, wind power projects and various power trading arrangements, both in Norway and abroad.
We assist undertakings engaged along the entire value chain relating to hydro power, wind power, solar power and other renewable energy sources. Kvale has extensive experience in a wide range of issues concerning production, distribution and sale of electricity.