Navigating and responding to the energy transition

Gas & fuels

MinterEllison has advised on many complex and significant gas and fuels projects in Australia and the region. Our specialist petroleum team works with gas and fuel producers to navigate and respond to the challenges of cost pressures, digital transformation, complex regulations, access to capital, workforce management, oversupply and shareholder returns.

The team acts for industrial gas consumers, explorers, developers and producers across the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. They work with industry bodies seeking improvement in standards, and government and regulators responsible for governance standards and regulation.


How we can help

The range of services we provide to clients include:

View our report, Harnessing Hydrogen – The Tipping Point

Hydrogen. Momentum is growing.

Australia is positioned to be a world leader in the hydrogen sector. The industry is being driven by export demand and domestic decarbonisation and GDP opportunities. The momentum for hydrogen is growing rapidly with government investment, research and projects being developed. Our recent report, Harnessing Hydrogen – The Tipping Point, Dec 2020, details:

  • the potential for hydrogen
  • financial, supply chain and regulatory issues
  • Australia's national hydrogen strategy
  • lessons learned from harnessing solar and LNG

Case studies

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Vintage Energy

Advising on establishment of a joint venture for and the development of the new Vali Gas field in the Cooper Basin, which will provide new gas supply to Australia's East Coast gas market.

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Advised on its farmout agreement with 3D Oil involving the acquisition of a 80% interest in, and operatorship of, the offshore Otway Basin Permit T/49P.


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Stanwell Corporation

Advising on the development of a hydrogen electrolysis demonstration project to be co-located at Stanwell Power Station.

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Advised on operational and governance matters relating to its investment, with Shell, in Arrow Energy and in relation to the Browse project and the development of its Surat Basin tenure.

Case study icons_OG Maran Gas Maritime

Maran Gas Maritime

Advised on its bid to AGL to supply a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to the Crib Point LNG regasification terminal project.

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China Energy Reserve and Chemical Group Australia

Advised on its $463m takeover bid for AWE Limited, including performing oil and gas due diligence and reviewing its gas offtake arrangements.