Sean Korney

Representative Work

CNOOC Limited acquisition of Repsol YPF’s oil and gas interests in Indonesia

Counsel to CNOOC Limited regarding the 2002 acquisition of Repsol YPF's oil and gas interests in Indonesia, making CNOOC Limited the largest offshore oil producer in Indonesia. This acquisition was Asiamoney's M&A Deal of the Year and was reported as being one of the largest international acquisitions in China business history.

ONGC Videsh Ltd. Greater Nile Oil Project Acquisition

Counsel to ONGC Videsh Ltd. in respect to its 2003 acquisition of a 25% interest in the Greater Nile Oil Project, comprising producing oil fields, a 1,500-km pipeline and an oil terminal in Sudan.

ONGC Videsh Ltd. Buyback Contract

Counsel to ONGC Videsh Ltd. in respect to their 2004 buyback contract for the Yadavaran Field.

LNG Japan and the Tangguh LNG Project

Counsel to LNG Japan in 2004 regarding the exercise of pre-emptive rights and acquisition of interests in the Tangguh LNG Project.

Korea National Oil Corporation Gas Reserves

Counsel to Korea National Oil Corporation in relation to the 2004 commercialization of gas reserves in the Rong Doi Field, Vietnam.

CNOOC Limited Tangguh LNG Project Acquisition

Counsel to CNOOC Limited in the 2004 acquisition of a 12.5% interest in the Tangguh LNG Project, Indonesia.

Occidental Petroleum Mukhaizna Project Joint Venture Acquisition

Counsel to Occidental Petroleum in 2005 with regard to the Mukhaizna Project, which included the granting of a new production concession, the acquisition of the existing assets and the formation of a joint venture.

ONGC Videsh Ltd. Joint Venture Acquisition

Counsel to ONGC Videsh Ltd. in respect of its 2005 acquisition of Omimex de Colombia through a 50/50 joint venture with Sinopec.

Occidental Petroleum Gas Sales Agreement

Counsel to Occidental Petroleum in respect of a 2006 Master Gas Sales Agreement with the Government of Oman.

National Petrochemical Company Feedstock and Offtake Arrangements

Counsel to the National Petrochemical Company in respect of a 2006 feedstock and offtake arrangements for an ethylene dichloride project in Oman.

ONGC Videsh Ltd. M&A Bid

Counsel to ONGC Videsh Ltd. regarding its 2008 bid for Tanganyika Oil Company which held Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) assets Syria.

Wentworth Resources Strategic Business Combination

Counsel to Wentworth Resources in respect of their 2010 strategic combination with Artumas Group, a Norwegian listed company with upstream and power assets in Mozambique and Tanzania.

Pearl Petroleum Gas Sales Arrangements

Counsel to Pearl Petroleum Company Limited in respect of gas sales arrangements in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in 2014.

Crescent Petroleum Contract Dispute

Counsel to Crescent Petroleum in respect of a dispute over gas sales contract and send or pay provisions in Sharjah, UAE.

E&P Company

Counsel to exploration and production company in respect of the 2015 proposed sale of a Colombian upstream subsidiary company.

E&P Joint Venture

Counsel to exploration and production company in 2018 in respect of a potential unconventional resource joint venture in Abu Dhabi.

Sale and Lease of Equipment

Counsel to service company regarding the 2018 sale and lease of equipment to a Russian company.

Obsidian Energy Inc. Asset Sales

Counsel to Obsidian Energy Inc. on various asset sales and operational issues.

E&P Company

Counsel to an exploration and production company on 2018 bid for assets in Egypt.

Business Combination

Counsel to a Canadian and UK listed company in 2018 on the possible combination with a UK listed company with assets in Africa and Asia.

MEG Energy Corp. $1.5 Billion Disposition

Counsel to MEG Energy Corp. in the 2018 $1.5 billion disposition of a 50% interest in Access Pipeline and 100% interest in Stonefell Terminal to Wolf Midstream Inc.

E&P Company

Advising an E&P company in 2018 on various power and petrochemical opportunities for commercialization of natural gas

Power Developer

Advising a power developer in 2018 on the development of a wind power project and on the bid in Alberta's Renewable Electricity Program

Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) plc Acquisition of a Stake in Orca Exploration Group Inc.’s Subsidiary

Counsel to Orca Exploration Group Inc. in Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) plc's 2018 acquisition of a stake in Orca Exploration Group Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary PAE PanAfrican Energy Corporation (part one of three parts up to US$130 million) and related shareholders' agreements