Category Archives: Oil & Gas

Gross Negligence and Set-off Rights under the 2007 CAPL Operating Procedure

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Gross Negligence and Set-off Rights under the 2007 CAPL Operating Procedure Case Commented On: Bernum Petroleum Ltd v Birch Lake Energy Inc., 2014 ABQB 652; unreported transcript of reasons of Master Robertson, July 31, 2013 … Continue reading

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What happens when A sells B a working interest in the thermal or enhanced production from an oil and gas property and A or its successors in interest continue with primary production?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF version: What happens when A sells B a working interest in the thermal or enhanced production from an oil and gas property and A or its successors in interest continue with primary production? Case Considered: IFP … Continue reading

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Competition for Underground Disposal Space

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Competition for Underground Disposal Space Decision commented on: Alberta Energy Regulator, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Application for Disposal, Lloydminster Field, 2014 ABAER 008 Previous posts on ABlawg have commented on sub-surface resource conflicts especially as … Continue reading

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What Happens When an Insolvent Energy Company Fails to Pay its Rent to a Landowner?

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: What Happens When an Insolvent Energy Company Fails to Pay its Rent to a Landowner? Decision commented on: Petroglobe v Lemke, 2014 ABSRB 401 The law in Alberta provides an energy company with the right … Continue reading

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Leave to Intervene Denied in an Appeal of an Important Freehold Oil and Gas Lease Case

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Leave to Intervene Denied in an Appeal of an Important Freehold Oil and Gas Lease Case Case commented on: Stewart Estate (Re), 2014 ABCA 222 The Freehold Petroleum and Natural Gas Owners Association (FHOA) applied … Continue reading

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Northern Gateway Approved Despite Uncertain Environmental Effects: Is This What Sustainable Development Looks Like?

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: Northern Gateway Approved Despite Uncertain Environmental Effects: Is This What Sustainable Development Looks Like? Decision commented on: National Energy Board, Northern Gateway Decision Statement On June 17, 2014 the National Energy Board issued a decision … Continue reading

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Swift Judgment in a Complex Commercial Case

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Swift Judgment in a Complex Commercial Case Case commented on: Blaze Energy Ltd v Imperial Oil Resources, 2014 ABQB 326 The Commercial Court of the English High Court is well known for its capacity to … Continue reading

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The AER’s Peace River Odours and Emissions Report and Response

By: Nigel Bankes Reports commented on: AER Report of Recommendations on Odours and Emissions in the Peace River Area, March 31, 2014, 2014 ABAER 005; AER Response, April 15, 2014 PDF version: The AER’s Peace River Odours and Emissions Report … Continue reading

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Crown Oil Sands Dispositions and the Duty to Consult

By: Nigel Bankes Case commented on: Buffalo River Dene Nation v. Ministry of Energy and Resources and Scott Land and Lease Ltd., 2014 SKQB 69 PDF version: Crown Oil Sands Dispositions and the Duty to Consult In this decision Justice Currie … Continue reading

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Four Years Out: Is the Gulf of Mexico Safer Today?

By: Jacqueline L. Weaver In February 2011, at the invitation of Professor Alastair Lucas at the University of Calgary, I spoke on the U of C campus about the causes and consequences of the BP oil spill in the Gulf … Continue reading

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