Patton Boggs and Hyperdynamics to Support JV Partner Program
Hyperdynamics Corporation released a report saying that it has signed a new and more comprehensive engagement with the renowned Washington-based lobbyist law firm of Patton Boggs LLP. Hyperdynamics had originally engaged Patton Boggs over a year ago but the scope of the representation was primarily focused on helping the company develop more extensive relationships with officials in Washington. Given the success of that endeavor and based on the experience gained together over the last year, this new engagement is designed to greatly expand the role of Patton Boggs so that it can comprehensively support Hyperdynamics’ currently increasing efforts to secure Joint Venture Partners and Financial Partners for exploration offshore Guinea.
Within the broad scope of the engagement, Patton Boggs will document the legal and political foundation as well as the government relations aspects of Hyperdynamics’ international business as they relate to the company’s exclusive rights to its 31,000 square mile oil and gas concession off the shore of The Republic of Guinea, West Africa. A comprehensive supportive document will be prepared for review by any interested Joint Venture Partners that the Company is now or will be marketing to for a working interest share in its concession. Patton Boggs will act as the Company’s primary advocate for all such related issues. Additionally, the firm will be involved in significant lobbying efforts to help continue to enhance the great relations already in place between The Republic of Guinea and the United States Government, with ongoing efforts to continually strengthen those relations.
When asked to comment, Chris Bell stated, “Hyperdynamics has continually made great progress on their most significant endeavor to make a world class petroleum discovery and at the same time work to dramatically help a small country. This is indeed a rare opportunity to be part of something so very unique and worthwhile. It will be intriguing to play a bigger role on the team as they start to sign up joint venture partners and begin drilling offshore Guinea.”
Patton Boggs is the nation’s leading public policy law firm. It began as an international law firm concentrating in global business and trade in 1962. Since the beginning, the firm has maintained a reputation for cutting-edge advocacy by working closely with Congress and regulatory agencies in Washington. It is among the first law firms to recognize that all three branches of government could serve as forums in which to achieve client goals enabling the firm to develop its extensive business law capabilities into the firm’s largest practice area.
Patton Boggs has maintained a reputation for cutting-edge advocacy by working closely with Congress and regulatory agencies in Washington, litigating in courts across the country, and negotiating business transactions around the world. While Patton Boggs has maintained a strong concentration in international and trade law, it has evolved beyond its roots to become a full-service firm with a national presence in every major area of legal representation.
Hyperdynamics Corporation provides energy for the future by exploring and producing sources of energy worldwide. The company’s internationally active oil and gas subsidiary, SCS Corporation, owns rights to explore and exploit 31,000 square miles offshore the Republic of Guinea, West Africa. HYD Resources Corporation focuses on domestic production in proven areas.