Category Archives: Oil & Gas

TMX v Burnaby: When Do Delays by a Municipal (or Provincial) Permitting Authority Trigger Paramountcy and Interjurisdictional Immunity?

By: Nigel Bankes and Martin Olszynski PDF Version: TMX v Burnaby: When Do Delays by a Municipal (or Provincial) Permitting Authority Trigger Paramountcy and Interjurisdictional Immunity? Decision Commented On: National Energy Board, Reasons for Decision (18 January 2018) in support of … Continue reading

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Specific Performance of a Right of First Refusal in the Context of a Facilities Agreement

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Specific Performance of a Right of First Refusal in the Context of a Facilities Agreement Decision Commented On: Canlin Resources Partnership v Husky Oil Operations Limited, 2018 ABQB 24 (CanLII) Canlin and Husky are successors in … Continue reading

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Cowper-Smith and the Law of Proprietary Estoppel: Implications for the Oil and Gas Lease?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Cowper-Smith and the Law of Proprietary Estoppel: Implications for the Oil and Gas Lease? Case Commented On: Cowper-Smith v Morgan, 2017 SCC 61 (CanLII) The Supreme Court of Canada handed down its decision in Cowper-Smith v … Continue reading

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Confidentiality Agreements and Brokerage Opportunities in the Context of the Sale of Oil and Gas Properties

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Confidentiality Agreements and Brokerage Opportunities in the Context of the Sale of Oil and Gas Properties Case Commented On: Beaumont Resources Ltd. v Cardinal Energy Ltd., 2017 ABCA 416 (CanLII), aff’g unreported reasons for judgment of … Continue reading

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The False Security of Commingled Trust Accounts

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The False Security of Commingled Trust Accounts Case Commented On: Alberta Treasury Branches v Exall Energy Corporation, 2017 ABQB 602 (CanLII) Working interest owners in the western sedimentary basin have long sought to have the best … Continue reading

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