Category Archives: Oil & Gas

Another Favourite Supreme Court of Canada Case: The Northern Gas Pipeline Saga

By: Alastair Lucas PDF Version: Another Favourite Supreme Court of Canada Case: The Northern Gas Pipeline Saga Case/Matter Commented On: Berger Inquiry; Committee for Justice and Liberty v National Energy Board, [1978] 1 SCR 369, 1976 CanLII 2; Joint Review … Continue reading

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TransCanada Sues U.S. Government for Rejecting Keystone Pipelines

By: James Coleman PDF Version: TransCanada Sues U.S. Government for Rejecting Keystone Pipelines Last Wednesday, TransCanada filed a complaint against the United States in a federal district court in Houston alleging that the President’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline … Continue reading

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Unpaid AFE Amounts Constitute Liquidated Demands With No Right of Set-Off Under the 1990 CAPL Operating Procedure

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Unpaid AFE Amounts Constitute Liquidated Demands With No Right of Set-Off Under the 1990 CAPL Operating Procedure Case Commented On: Talisman Energy Inc v Questerre Energy Corporation, 2015 ABQB 775 (MC) This decision of Master … Continue reading

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BC Court Confirms That a Municipality Has No Authority With Respect to the Routing of an Interprovincial Pipeline

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: BC Court Confirms That a Municipality Has No Authority With Respect to the Routing of an Interprovincial Pipeline Case Commented On: Burnaby (City) v Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC, 2015 BCSC 2140 The Trans Mountain Expansion … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal Assesses Damages for Production on a Dead Oil and Gas Lease: An Important but Ultimately Disappointing Decision

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Court of Appeal Assesses Damages for Production on a Dead Oil and Gas Lease: An Important but Ultimately Disappointing Decision Case Commented On: Stewart Estate v TAQA North Ltd, 2015 ABCA 357 Courts of Appeal … Continue reading

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What Happens When an Insolvent Energy Company Fails to Pay its Surface Rent to a Landowner? Part 2

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: What Happens When an Insolvent Energy Company Fails to Pay its Surface Rent to a Landowner? Part 2 Cases Commented On: PetroGlobe Inc v Lemke, 2015 ABSRB 740; Portas v PetroGlobe Inc, 2015 ABSRB 708; … Continue reading

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The Synthetic Transportation of Natural Gas

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Synthetic Transportation of Natural Gas Case Commented On: Apache Canada Ltd v TransAlta Cogeneration LP, 2015 ABQB 650 In this decision Master Robertson concluded that the synthetic transportation of natural gas through a series … Continue reading

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Interest Clause in a Drilling Contract Not a Penalty

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Interest Clause in a Drilling Contract Not a Penalty Case Commented On: Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership v Yangaarra Resources Ltd, 2015 ABQB 649 This decision of Master Prowse follows on from his earlier decision … Continue reading

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Upstream UK Oil and Gas Contract Case of Interest to the Energy Bar

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Upstream UK Oil and Gas Contract Case of Interest to the Energy Bar Case Commented On: Scottish Power UL Plc v BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd et al, [2015] EWHC 2658 (Comm) This case involved … Continue reading

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Risk Allocation in Operating Agreements for Unconventional Resources

By: Fenner Stewart and Tony Cioni PDF Version: Risk Allocation in Operating Agreements for Unconventional Resources Model contracts play a principal role in reducing transaction costs. They offer parties a series of rules, which allocates risk so that delays, disagreements, … Continue reading

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