Hyperdynamics Hires Lobbying Firm to Advance West Africa Exploration
Hyperdynamics Corp. has engaged the firm of Patton Boggs, LLP as legal counsel for public policy issues in Washington, DC as they are related to the Company's international mission for oil and gas exploration off the coast of West Africa. Former U.S. Congressman Chris Bell, now Of Counsel with Patton Boggs, has become lead counsel for Hyperdynamics and will have the extensive resources of the firm to draw on for support.
When asked to comment, Chris Bell said, "This is a very interesting and exciting project for us to be a part of. Last week we were able talk candidly with the Prime Minister of Guinea, understanding his desire to encourage Hyperdynamics to increase investment in Guinea. We look forward to helping our client develop the relationships with key US Government officials that can continue to strengthen their international relations in countries in which they are operating in now and others in the future. Additionally, our client base has strong financial interests in oil and gas and we believe there could be significant interest to join Hyperdynamics' offshore Guinea exploration efforts."
Hyperdynamics' 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.
For more than 40 years, 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. The firm includes individuals with extensive backgrounds in government service with strong ties to both major political parties, as well as top-flight litigators and individuals with a keen understanding of business and finance.
Patton Boggs works closely with Congress and regulatory agencies in Washington, litigating in courts across the country, and negotiating business transactions around the world. The firm includes individuals with extensive backgrounds in government service with strong ties to both major political parties.
While serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (District 25, Texas), Mr. Bell was Senior Whip, Chair and Founder of the Congressional Port Security Caucus, and a member of the Committees on Financial Services, International Relations, Science, and Government Reform. While in Congress, he traveled extensively to foreign countries such as Iraq, India, and Israel with various delegations. In 2006, he was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Texas. Before serving in the House, he served five years as a member of the Houston City Council. Mr. Bell joined Patton Boggs earlier this year.
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