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Petroleum Technology Legal Solutions is an independent specialist legal and consulting firm focused on business expansion ventures in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and wider Middle East region petroleum sector for companies with advanced technology and know-how.

Our clients are principally businesses backed by leading private equity groups who have invested in advanced technology business led by entrepreneurial management teams. We have close connections with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association (ICOTA) and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre in Scotland.

Our assignments and projects include MISA (formerly SAGIA) approved new ventures; joint venture collaborations between local players and international technology-based service companies; acquisitions; restructurings; and the exiting of existing ventures.

Our core legal team works with network resources in Saudi Arabia and the surrounding territories to combine a deep specialist knowledge of international petroleum sector practices; international and Saudi Arabian law and practice; taxation; intellectual property rights; the MISA foreign investment approval processes; the IKVTA localisation programme and the contracting; and vendor registration policies and procedures of Saudi Aramco and other key players. We have full capability English/Arabic capability within our legal and business licensing teams.

Our key drivers, differentiation and value proposition for clients comprises:

  • Specialisation in know-how and execution skills at the intersection of the three vectors:  technology, industry sector and territory;
  • Investment in long term relationships with our clients, personnel and network; and
  • Strict adherence to professionalism, creating and protecting value and business ethics.

The firm is a division of HFI Consulting International Group originally formed in 2003 by Hugh Fraser. Hugh has 25 years’ experience in the international energy sector and is the former Head of Middle East office of Andrews Kurth Kenyon and the former Group Head of Legal of John Wood Group PLC. He is a member of the GlobalScot network.

Petroleum Technology Legal Solutions is a business name of HFI Consulting International Limited. Registered Office:
4th floor, 115 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 4JN
Incorporated in Scotland with Registered Number 562182. Tel +44 (0) 800 029 3268