Energy

Representative Work

Advice to a bidder on the sale of certain natural gas assets in British Columbia and Alberta

Counsel to a potential bidder in respect of the sale of Enbridge Inc.'s Canadian natural gas gathering and processing business in the Montney, Peace River Arch, Horn River and Liard basins in British Columbia and Alberta

Project development and financing of a diluent recovery unit

Counsel to a project developer in respect of the joint venture with Gibson Energy and the project development and finance of a Diluent Recovery Unit in Hardisty

AltaLink L.P. infrastructure project procurement

Counsel to AltaLink L.P. in the completion of a competitive procurement process to select engineering, procurement and construction contractors for new transmission infrastructure projects and capital replacement upgrade projects

Access Pipeline Inc. $400 million pipeline expansion

Counsel to Access Pipeline Inc. with respect to the construction of a $400 million pipeline expansion project

Bonavista Energy Corporation’s strategic asset acquisition for $53.3 million

Counsel to Bonavista Energy Corporation in respect of the acquisition of certain oil and natural gas assets located in West Central Alberta for $53.3 million

Athabasca Oil Corporation’s $70 million bitumen royalty upsizing

Counsel to Athabasca Oil Corporation in respect of the upsizing of the previously completed contingent bitumen royalty with Burgess Energy Holdings LLC for additional cash consideration of $70 million

TransAlta Corporation asset acquisition from Kineticor Holdings Limited Partnership

Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in respect of the agreement with Kineticor Holdings Limited Partnership #2 to acquire the Limited Partnership responsible for developing the Three Creeks Power Project (two 230 MW Siemens F class gas turbines and related equipment) for $84 million

Sale of the of the 131 km Pioneer Pipeline by TransAlta Corporation

Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in connection with the sale by TransAlta and its partner, Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd., of the 131 km Pioneer Pipeline to NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation, for a purchase price of $255 million

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.’s divestiture of substantially all of its assets

Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. in its divestiture of substantially all of its assets to Winslow Resources Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Return Energy Inc. (renamed Spartan Delta Corp.), in the context of Bellatrix’s proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission in connection with the Keystone Expansion Project

Counsel to the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission in connection with the Government of Alberta’s recently announced $1.5 billion equity investment in, and $6 billion loan guarantee in support of, the Keystone Expansion Project

Kicking Horse Energy Inc. $335 million merger with Donnycreek Energy Inc.

Counsel to Kicking Horse Energy Inc. in its $335 million merger transaction with Donnycreek Energy Inc.

MEG Energy hostile tender offer from Husky Energy

Counsel to MEG Energy, a Canadian oil sands producer, and its board of directors regarding the response to the unsolicited tender offer by Husky Energy whereby Husky sought to acquire the entire share capital of MEG for approximately $6 billion

Restructuring of Westmorland Coal Company and its Alberta mining operations

Acted as local transactional agent counsel in regard to the cross border, Chapter 11 driven, restructuring of Westmorland Coal Company and its Alberta mining operations through its Alberta subsidiary corporations. This engagement involved several stages of debt restructuring, a complex tax structured credit bid purchase of all the shares of Westmoreland's Alberta subsidiaries, and various transactional logistics necessitated by Westmoreland's convoluted international corporate structure and Alberta's regulatory environment

Government of Alberta TMX reconsideration before the National Energy Board

Co-counsel to the Government of Alberta in respect of the expedited Trans Mountain Expansion Project reconsideration hearing where the National Energy Board recommended that the Project proceed

Gear Energy Ltd. $70 million acquisition of Steppe Resources Inc.

Gear Energy Ltd. entered into an arrangement agreement with Steppe Resources Inc. where Gear acquired Steppe for aggregate consideration of approximately $70 million

Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission crude by rail project

Counsel to the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission in connection with the Alberta Government's publicly announced 120,000 bbls/d, $3.7 billion crude by rail (CBR) initiative for the transportation of Alberta crude oil by rail car to markets in the U.S. and Canada

SemCAMS long-term arrangement for sour gas production

Counsel to SemCAMS in respect to its long-term agreement with the Canadian subsidiary of a large international oil and gas company to process sour gas production at its Wapiti Gas Plant. Key to this mandate was the execution of 10 year long-term take-or pay commitments for the NW Wapiti Pipeline, the Wapiti Gas Plant, the Wapiti Pipeline and the Simonette Pipeline

NuVista Energy Ltd. acquisition of pipestone business of Cenovus Energy Inc.

Counsel to NuVista Energy Ltd. in the $625 million acquisition of the Cenovus Pipestone Partnership, which holds assets in the Pipestone area of Northwest Alberta, from Cenovus Energy Inc.

Raging River Exploration Inc. strategic acquisition by Baytex Energy Corporation

Counsel to Raging River Exploration Inc., a Canadian oil producer, in the $2.8 billion strategic acquisition by Baytex Energy Corporation

Progress Energy Canada Ltd. divestiture of assets in Alberta deep basin

Counsel to Progress Energy Canada Ltd in the divestiture of oil and natural gas assets in Alberta's deep basin.

MEG Energy $1.5 billion disposition to Wolf Midstream Inc.

Counsel to MEG Energy Corp. in the $1.5 billion disposition of a 50% interest in Access Pipeline and 100% interest in Stonefell Terminal to Wolf Midstream Inc.

Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program bid and wind power project development

Counsel to a power developer in respect to the development of a wind power project and a bid in response to an Alberta's Renewable Electricity Program RFP

Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) plc acquisition of a stake in Orca Exploration Group Inc.’s subsidiary

Counsel to Orca Exploration Group Inc. in Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) plc's acquisition of a stake in Orca Exploration Group Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary PAE PanAfrican Energy Corporation (part one of three parts up to US$130 million) and related shareholders' agreements

Private equity firm acquisition of share in helium production company

Advising a private equity firm on the Canadian aspects of the acquisition of an interest in a Helium producer