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Luke Edney

Senior Associate

Luke Edney

Having worked in Australia, Japan, and the United States, Luke Edney has vast experience to help clients with the acquisition, disposal, and development of a range of upstream and downstream energy assets (including oil, gas, coal, copper and power).

Luke advises clients on the development and financing of major projects including in the oil and gas, LNG, carbon capture, power sectors, joint operating agreements, operating agreements, farmout agreements, gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase agreements.

Before joining the firm's Houston team, Luke was a senior associate in the Tokyo office, and was seconded to JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation, and international oil and gas exploration company. During this time, Luke was involved in the development and financing, of what was then the world's largest post-combustion carbon-capture and storage project, the "Petra Nova" project, a joint venture between JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation and NRG Energy Inc.

While working in Australia, Luke was part of a number of large scale project development initiatives, such as the BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Expansion, the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, the PNG LNG Project, and the Santos Ltd led Gladstone LNG Project. Luke was legal counsel for Australia's Arrow Energy, a joint venture owned by Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina International, developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in northern Queensland.

Luke's passion for justice and giving back to his community let him to being an elected management committee member for the Youth Advocacy Centre, a not-for-profit organization that works with youth with legal issues.

Representative Experience

Advising JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation in the development of a CO2 processing facility, a CO2 pipeline, a gas-fired power plant in Texas.

Advising JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation on exploration and operation of oil and gas assets in Australia, Asia, and the United States.

Advising Arrow Energy on development of a proposed 18M tonnes per annum LNG plant in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia.

Advising GLNG Ltd on the proposed US$18.5bn development of an LNG plant in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia.

Advising BHP Billiton on the project development and expansion of the US$20bn+ Olympic Dam copper, uranium, gold, and silver mine in Australia.

Advising Wiggins Island Coal Terminal on the US$2.5bn proposed 32m tonnes per annum coal export terminal development in Australia.

Advising a Japanese client on establishment of joint venture for the development and operation of a US$500m, 9,000 BPD condensate stripping plant.

Advising Arrow Energy on the acquisition and financing of 450MW Queensland Braemar 2 gas-fired power station.

Education and admissions


  • Master of Business Management, Monash University, 2012
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Professional Practice, College of Law, 2008
  • B.Com (Accounting and Finance), University of Queensland, 2007
  • LL.B (Hons), University of Queensland, 2007


  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • International Bar Association
  • Queensland Law Society

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Texas

Court admissions

  • High Court of Australia
  • Supreme Court of Queensland


Energy & Resources Deal of the Year – ALB Australasian Law Awards


Project Finance Deal of the Year – ALB Australasian Law Awards


Deal of the Year – Asian-Mena Counsel Magazine 2010 Awards


Asia Pacific Deal of the Year

Project Finance International Awards

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