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.

Knock-for-Knock Decision Affirmed by Court of Queen’s Bench

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Knock-for-Knock Decision Affirmed by Court of Queen’s Bench Case Commented On: Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership v Yangarra Resources Ltd, 2016 ABQB 365 (CanLII) This matter, involving the interpretation of a standard form drilling contract, originally … Continue reading

Posted in Contracts, Oil & Gas | Leave a comment

Change of Operator: Norcen v Oakwood of no Application in the Case of a Bankruptcy

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Change of Operator: Norcen v Oakwood of no Application in the Case of a Bankruptcy Case Commented On: Bank of Montreal v Bumper Development Corporation Ltd, 2016 ABQB 363 (CanLII) This case involves the 2007 version … Continue reading

Posted in Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Oil & Gas | Leave a comment

From Telecoms to Pipelines: Good News from the Supreme Court of Canada for Pipeline Builders

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: From Telecoms to Pipelines: Good News from the Supreme Court of Canada for Pipeline Builders Case commented on: Rogers Communications Inc v Châteauguay (City), 2016 SCC 23 (CanLII) In this decision the Supreme Court of Canada … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional, Oil & Gas, Supreme Court of Canada | Leave a comment

Of Busted Butterflies and the Duty of Good Faith – A Saskatchewan Right of First Refusal Case

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Of Busted Butterflies and the Duty of Good Faith – A Saskatchewan Right of First Refusal Case Case commented on: Northrock Resources v ExxonMobil Canada Energy, 2016 SKQB 188 What is the legal position if N … Continue reading

Posted in Contracts, Oil & Gas, Torts | 1 Comment

The Power of a Trustee in Bankruptcy to Disclaim Unproductive Oil and Gas Properties and the Implications for the AER’s Liability Management Program

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Power of a Trustee in Bankruptcy to Disclaim Unproductive Oil and Gas Properties and the Implications for the AER’s Liability Management Program Case commented on: Redwater Energy Corporation (Re), 2016 ABQB 278 In a much … Continue reading

Posted in Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Constitutional, Oil & Gas | 3 Comments