Trident Energy was formed with a focused mission: to unlock the value of mid-life oil & gas assets. These are fields that are no longer central to their owners’ strategic goals but can still deliver growth through applying fresh thinking, specialist mid-life experience and technology. Our skill lies in finding undiscovered efficiencies to increase production and reserves. We apply forensic attention to detail, re-interpreting subsurface data and leveraging the existing infrastructure to redevelop and re-energise fields. Our activities range from well-work and drilling to near-field exploration.
We are looking for a Legal Counsel to join Trident Energy’s Bata office in Equatorial Guinea to assist with local legal issues, contracts & procurement, government/joint venture relations, HR/employment matters and ethics & compliance.
To support and work on legal matters relevant to the Equatorial Guinea operations and business of Trident Energy
To identify, prioritise and advise on local legal risks and alternative strategies and ensure that these are appropriately documented
To assist with the compliance obligations and policies of the Company and its Affiliates, including the Trident Energy Anti-Corruption Policy and Manual
To instruct and manage external local counsel when required
At least 3 years’ experience in either a well-regarded law firm or in-house oil & gas legal department
A good standard of spoken and written English is required and a good standard of spoken and written Spanish is preferred.
Experience in dealing with contracts relevant to the upstream oil & gas sector is preferred.
A pragmatic approach to solving legal issues and the ability to support the Company’s business in Equatorial Guinea over multiple workstreams.
Ability to identify critical legal risks and capability of building up knowledge in particular areas of law, as required by the local needs of the business.
Good team player and ability to work with both internal and external stakeholders with diverse cultural backgrounds