Author Archives: Nigel Bankes

About Nigel Bankes

B.A., M.A. (Cantab.), LL.M. (UBC). Professor. Chair of Natural Resources Law. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

An Operator of Gas Processing Facilities Does Not Have a Possessory Lien Under the Possessory Liens Act

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: An Operator of Gas Processing Facilities Does Not Have a Possessory Lien Under the Possessory Liens Act Case Commented On: Cansearch Resources Ltd v Regent Resources Ltd, 2017 ABQB 535 (CanLII) Cansearch and Regent jointly owned … Continue reading

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Abandonment Expenses are for the Joint Account

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Abandonment Expenses are for the Joint Account Case Commented On: Spyglass Resources Corp v Bonavista Energy Corporation, 2017 ABQB 504 (CanLII) In this decision Justice Jones rejected a series of technical arguments raised by the receiver … Continue reading

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The Effect of Well Abandonment and Reclamation Obligations for the Valuation of Matrimonial Property

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Effect of Well Abandonment and Reclamation Obligations for the Valuation of Matrimonial Property Case Commented On: Walker v Walker, 2017 SKQB 195 (CanLII) Judicial decisions on the legal nature of abandonment and reclamation obligations may … Continue reading

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Liens Against Minerals Do Not Have Super Priority: Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Overrules Cenex

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Liens Against Minerals Do Not Have Super Priority: Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Overrules Cenex Case Commented On: National Bank of Canada v KNC Holdings Ltd., 2017 SKCA 57 (CanLII) A unanimous five person panel of the … Continue reading

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Clyde River and Chippewas of the Thames: Some Clarifications Provided But Some Challenges Remain

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Clyde River and Chippewas of the Thames: Some Clarifications Provided But Some Challenges Remain Cases Commented On: Clyde River (Hamlet) v Petroleum Geo-Services Inc., 2017 SCC 40 (CanLII) and Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v … Continue reading

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